What is the dry cleaning
Dry cleaning: Perchloroethylene or PERC is a kind of oil used in dry cleaning. The advantage of this method is that it can prevent the shrinking of some types of fabric and maintain bright color of clothes. The disadvantage is that it is unable to be decomposed naturally. This means that the waste oil will destroy our environment.
Perchloroethylene or PERC is also the carcinogen, i.e., it will harm users (person who washes and irons or wears such clothes) after long exposure and breathing due to the evaporation of oil coated on fabric after exposing with heat from washing or ironing. After washing with dry cleaning, oil will expose with the skin of the wearer directly.
Since Perchloroethylene or PERC is the hazardous substance causing side-effect to health directly and harmful to environment, several European countries as well as USA and Canada are striving to stop the use of such chemical.
Wet cleaning: It is the way of washing with water as the main element used with specific chemicals for wet cleaning. This type of washing can clean all garments depending on chemicals suitable for each type of garment including silk, wool, genuine leather, artificial leather, fabric embedded with beads or sequins, natural fabric, mix fabric, etc.
For the quality of cleaning, wet cleaning will make clothes cleaner because water will become the main element that get rid of dirt from clothes without reusing of the same water. On the other hand, dry cleaning has to use the same oil repeatedly until it turns to be muddy. As a result, any cloth washed by wet cleaning will be cleaner, especially, fabric embedded with beads or sequins will be more glittering without damaging such decorative materials.
Any chemical used in wet cleaning will not be harmful to environment because it will be able to be decomposed naturally. Importantly, it will not be harmful or have any side-effect to users, especially, any person with sensitive skin or children. Any person with sensitive skin to chemicals will no longer worry on any chemical used in washing. As a result, wet cleaning is safer for our health and body than dry cleaning.