Dry Cleaning

Wet Cleaning

    Many dry cleaners use perchloroethylene (or perc), as their primary cleaning solvent. Unfortunately, perc is a carcinogen and respiratory irritant.

     Stopp's uses the German-produced dry cleaning solvent "Intense®". Intense is an environmentally neutral solvent. No harmful influences on man or the environment are known

 

     Under our care, your garments will come out with the best possible results, and you'll get the longest life out of your items.

 

     We evaluate each garment individually, inspecting every items care tag to ensure we follow the manufacturer's recommended cleaning procedures. For the best results, each piece is uniquely treated to remove the most common type of stains, which include grease, lipstick, ink, blood, food, coffee, wine and paint to name a few.


 





     Many cleaners are switching to a wet-clean-only method.  Our position is that a wet-cleaning only system is not in the best interest of the customer.  It's difficult to get permits for new dry-cleaning establishments, and wet-clean-only facilities allow cleaners to sidestep the necessary regulations.  The best cleaning facilities are ones that have all available cleaning methods available to them and that invest in the best of all processes.  Some local cleaners actually wet clean using regular washing machines from Home Depot with wet cleaning detergents.  This is not what a professional cleaner would do!

 

    Wet Cleaning uses a minimal amount of water, in temperature-controlled and specially calibrated machines. Not to be confused with laundry, wet cleaning is an excellent alternative for your ‘dry-clean only’ garments. The wet cleaning process can offer superior cleaning results over dry cleaning but is not suitable for all items.  Silk, wool, rayon, and other delicate fabrics can be safely wet cleaned.