What is dry cleaning and how does it work?

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What is dry cleaning and how does it work?

Dry cleaning is a common word used every now and then in every household. So, what is dry cleaning? Simply put, dry cleaning is the practice of cleaning clothes, shoes, bags and other house hold items without using water as a solvent.

In dry cleaning, a petroleum solvent is used instead of water. It is called “dry” only in the sense that it is not wet with water. Historically, kerosene or gasoline has been used as a popular solvent for dry cleaning. However, at The Laundry House we use modern and scientifically researched products that are eco-friendly, gentle on your garments yet effective and cause no adverse consequences to your skin.


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How does dry cleaning work?

The process of dry cleaning begins right after your garments and accessories have been picked up from your homes.

  • The first step towards cleaning starts with identifying the areas that need special attention in terms of stains and spots.
  • Once this is done, your garments are dipped in a chemical, best suited for it and gently cleaned in a state-of-the-art machine.
  • Finally, they are retrieved and sent for drying and ironing to perfection.

In order to cause no pollution to the environment, we carefully extract the solvent after retrieving your clothes from the washing machine so that it can be processed and used again. This step ensures that the chemicals don’t evaporate and pollute the air.