Now cleaning with a hydrocarbon machine.
It takes a lot of chemicals to clean a lot of clothes fast at a professional laundromat. Locally Bellevue Dry Cleaners is making a change to a less harsh approach to cleaning your clothes.
“It’s a fairly new technology,” co-owner Stephanie Ahn said about buying a hydrocarbon solvent-based dry-cleaning machine.
“It’s good for people that work here and good for our customers. It does not require the use of potentially harmful dry-cleaning solvents.”
Before buying the hydrocarbon machine, she and her brother, Sae, had relied on a perchloroethylene-based machine, a commonly used solvent in the dry-cleaning business. That type of machine can cause health problems if the solvent’s exposure is not controlled properly.