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The effect of solvents on humans and the environment:

November 9, 2019 by mark wahlbarg  

If you use chemical detergents while washing clothes at home, you should know that it can be harmful to nature and health.

In about 70% of all cleanings, the solvent perchloroethylene (Per) is used. This substance irritates the respiratory system and eyes and is even suspected to be carcinogenic. However, it is also much better than a hydrocarbon solvent (HCL), as grease or wax stains are particularly well eliminated.

Since 1991, perchloroethylene may only be used in closed systems. The solvents evaporate almost completely and can even be reused afterward. These modern cleaning machines ensure that solvents are less harmful to the environment.

If you want to do something good for the environment, it is best to use wet cleaning only, which does not use solvents.

Also on the garments, of course, remains of solvents always hang. In the case of close skin contact, they are absorbed by the body and can cause liver and kidney damage and, in the worst case, cancer.

Therefore, you should always think carefully about whether it is really necessary to bring the clothes in the cleaning. From some textiles, you can even treat the stains with a little warm water. It is difficult, however, when the stains are already dried.

The cost and duration of dry cleaning:

How much the cleaning of your garment costs exactly, cannot be answered here, unfortunately. Because in which amount the costs will depend, above all, on the garment to be cleaned and the operation. The price ranges of individual companies can be very different.

Warranty for damage to textiles:

If you are going to use Laundry service, you should know that the cleaning must pay for all damages.

It is very annoying if the stains after dry cleaning are still present or the garment has even been damaged.

If a customer delivers his garment and receives a pick-up slip in return, a work contract is automatically concluded. He obliges the company to remedy the defects and pay damages. This liability cannot be excluded in the terms and conditions.

However, the customer must be able to prove that the defect was caused by the cleaning. However, this is usually very difficult. Therefore, in return, the company is obliged to document existing defects before cleaning.

The best option is to use the Laundry service. It is an easy and quick solution to your laundry.