Wet cleaning has been shown to be cheaper in costs than traditional dry cleaning. Although specific prices vary from each establishment, the increased costs of wet cleaning detergents is greatly offset by the costs that are incurred through purchasing, handling, and disposal of traditional dry cleaning solvents. Wet cleaning machines also use fewer gas and electricity compared to dry cleaning machines, resulting in lower costs to clean garments.
Wet cleaning is significantly different from dry cleaning in that it does not use hazardous chemicals nor does it produce harmful waste. Tetrachloroethylene, commonly referred to as Perc or dry cleaning fluid is the key ingredient that is used when dry cleaning garments. READ MORE
While both laundering and hand washing are also water-based and require detergents, they are not the same as wet cleaning. Laundering uses standard washers and dryers to clean certain non-delicate garments.