Why Choosing Eco-friendly Dry Cleaning Makes Sense
We all know that having a clean, dirt-free home is essential for good health, but what does it cost the earth when we use chemical cleaning products?
These days we are more aware of how using harsh cleaning products and toxic chemicals can harm both us, our wildlife and the environment. But for many years we were completely unaware of how our everyday use of products such as furniture polish and bleach were contributing to air pollution and toxic buildup that could affect our health.
Even the simple act of pouring away our washing-up water causes harmful cleaning chemicals to enter our water system and inadvertently harm aquatic life.
Choosing more environmentally friendly cleaning products
We have seen a huge upswing in people switching to more environmentally-friendly cleaning solutions in recent years, and despite many people worrying that kinder alternatives are not as effective at removing dirt and killing germs, scientists have been proving them wrong!
In a lot of cases, people are going back to using natural cleaning solutions that were commonplace in the cleaning cupboards of our great grandparents before the invention of commercial chemical cleaners.
You can even buy a range of eco-friendly cleaning products that contain a mixture of white vinegar and bicarbonate of soda. Some solutions contain essential oils that have strong disinfecting, antiseptic, antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral properties, such as lemongrass, Sandalwood, cinnamon, Thyme and tea tree.
But while it can be easy to switch to more environmentally-friendly cleaning solutions at home, what about your dry cleaning? You may have many clothes, suits and household fabrics that cannot be machine-washed, so can you choose more eco-friendly dry cleaning?
The short answer is, yes you can!
Eco-friendly dry cleaning services
American Dry Cleaning Company set out from day one to be more environmentally aware. Instead of following the traditional path of using chemical solvent-based dry cleaning solutions, we invested in creating our dry cleaning processes based on eco-friendly alternatives.
This means that we provided an ideal service for those people that are worried about the toxic ingredients being used in traditional dry cleaning. Our customers are very enthusiastic about having their clothes and household linens and fabrics laundered or dry cleaned using cleaning solutions that are kinder to the environment and better for our health.
Where traditional dry cleaners still use tetrachloroethylene, or PERC, in their cleaning processes, it has long been known that this chemical solvent carries health risks, especially to those who are exposed to it long-term, such as dry cleaning staff.
Switch to an eco-friendly dry cleaning service
If you are concerned about reducing the number of harmful chemicals you use in your home, it makes sense to also follow through and choose more eco-friendly dry cleaning and laundry services too!
Why not book a FREE collection and deliver service, or drop into your local branch of American Dry Cleaning Company to switch to a service that is better for your health and better for the environment.