Perchloroethylene or PERC as it is commonly known is the solvent used in over 34,000 professional dry cleaners across the country since the 1930s. It is a chlorinated organic molecule which means it contains chlorine and is considered a hazardous chemical. Dry cleaning represents 18% of the entire use of this chemical, nationwide.
So many different fashions exist that the choices are endless. As well as different cuts the materials are varied too. Although many can just be put in a washing machine with all other items, the more delicate kinds need dry cleaning to ensure the quality and shape are not altered. Luckily it is a modern convenience available to most so the odd spillage need not mean throwing out a favourite shirt or jacket.
Many people forget what having a good dry cleaning shop can do for their household. You can do much more than take your suits or other fine dress clothes in. From bedding, to curtains and other tapestries, it is good to have them cleaned and pressed in a way that does not damage their colouring. Some of your clothing may be the same way, so check the labels for best care instructions. It can make certain items last longer with more vivid color.