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What is the difference between taking my clothes to be cleaned at a dry cleaner or a wet cleaner?

Wet cleaning is an environmentally friendly garment cleaning alternative to traditional dry cleaning. It is the best choice for your health, for the health of garment cleaners, and for the health of the environment.

Find a Wet Cleaner in San Francisco.

Dry cleaning is not really “dry” but involves chemical solvents to remove dirt and stains. Most dry cleaners use toxic cleaning chemicals which are unhealthy for workers and the environment.

Learn more about dry cleaning solvents and practices.


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