Yes, your clothes go into our dry cleaning machine dry and they also come out dry. Instead of using water a dry cleaning solvent is used. We use a GreenEarth liquid silicone solvent that is lighter than water and completely environmentally friendly. The solvent used is in liquid form, but is made up of over 99% sand. Silicone is another word for sand. This liquid solvent is used during the cleaning process and is removed from your clothing before the dry cleaning process is over. After the solvent cleans your clothes, your clothes are dried in the same machine before the process is complete. So your clothes enter dry and are removed completely dry. In between the liquid solvent works its magic and dampens the clothes, but it is in the absence of any water. Sometimes very small amount of water are used in dry cleaning, but less than 1% in respect to the solvent used. Dry cleaning ensures that your clothes will never look washed out and that vibrant colors will be maintained over time. Our modern dry cleaning process goes a step further to allow your clothes to maintain their quality even longer than traditional dry cleaning processes.
Other, more traditional, petrochemical dry cleaning solvents weigh in at about 18 pounds per gallon and are much more abrasive on your clothing. These traditional solvents are also highly toxic and remain common among other dry cleaning businesses. Our “green” solvent weighs less than half that amount and extends the life of your clothing much longer than older dry cleaning methods. Also, our GreenEarth cleaning solvent is gentle on your clothing and better for the environment.