What is Wet Cleaning?

Wet Cleaning is a professional water-based cleaning process that closely monitors and controls the amount of agitation, length of the cleaning cycle and the water and drying temperatures. Most garments can be wet cleaned, but our experts will determine whether wet cleaning is the best option for your item.

Wet cleaning is recommended by the EPA as the best garment cleaning method for the environment. The detergents and cleaning agents used are milder than home laundry products and all are safely disposed of down the drain to any water treatment facility.

Wet cleaning and laundering are not the same. Wet cleaning is a professional process in which precise controls are required to reduce potential shrinkage, minimize color loss and fabric distortion. Laundering and wet cleaning differ in the four basic components of cleaning: Time, temperature, mechanical action and chemical action. The water level, water temperature, agitation and additives are much different in professional wet cleaning versus laundering.

Wet Cleaning at Curtis Cleaners

We installed our first wet cleaning machine in the mid-1990’s and have been reinvesting in new equipment ever since. The finishing process is more difficult for wet cleaning than traditional dry cleaning. We currently use state-of-the-art washers, dryers and tensioning equipment to clean, dry and finish your garments. We are constantly learning new techniques and tweaking existing processes to ensure we’re delivering the best possible product to our customers.

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