What is Wet Cleaning?
Wet cleaning is a professional, modern, and environmentally friendly alternative to dry cleaning that can care for delicate fabrics that a dry cleaning machine can’t; enabling your favourite items to look fresh and last longer.
Since being developed in 1991 by German companies; Miele and Kreussler, Wet Cleaning has established itself as the economical and environmentally friendly alternative to dry cleaning.
It was designed with one defining goal in mind, to create a process for cleaning that could safely and successfully clean and protect all garments and fibres. It did this with a biodegradable detergent as good to fabrics as it was to the environment.
Why it can be better?
Wet Cleaning is a process that enables professional cleaners to safely handle ‘Dry Clean Only’ items, without them coming in to contact with any dry cleaning chemicals and neurotoxins, such as perchloroethylene. By using water and a special biodegradable detergent, your clothes will stay softer for longer and will be much better for your skin, as well as the environment.
By controlling a range of factors, such as detergent dosing levels, drum rotation rhythms and temperature to a high degree of accuracy, your clothes are safely cleaned, without any chemical smells. Utilising a high extraction cycle, the majority of any moisture remaining is removed from your garments. Finished with an optimised spin cycle that measures the amount of residual moisture, your clothes are protected from over drying, whilst saving energy.
What are the benefits of wet cleaning?
Its gentle clean won’t damage your clothes
In a survey of 1000 women, 1 in 5 admitted they previously had an item spoiled due to the dry cleaning process and 83% actively avoided dry cleaning their items. With wet cleaning, your clothes will come out softer and last longer due to the absence of harmful chemicals and Miele’s patented Honeycomb drum, which gently cleans and cushions fabrics, ensuring they’re not damaged during the cycle.