It is often thought that bleach is a miracle cleaner that kills germs and gets rid of stains on white laundry and sanitizes areas around the home. However, bleach is dangerous and not nearly as effective at garment cleaning as many think, it is not a cure all. At Village Cleaners in St. Louis Park, we always recommend that you bring us the garment in question to discuss whether a safer and green option is possible, not only for you but for your fabric. We are a green dry cleaner and have many options for spot removal than you do over the counter.

Here’s why we recommend Village Cleaners and Shirt Laundry:

Have you ever used bleach products and coughed or felt a burning in your nostrils? It’s highly toxic to the skin, lungs, and eyes, and can cause chemical burns on your skin as well as on your clothing. It is a toxic chemical that in our opinion, should be banned from your household for sheer health.

Chlorine puts off a gas at room temperature. In the gaseous form, chlorine can create dioxins, a known cancer causing compound related to infertility, birth defects, immune disorders, and more.
Chlorine is especially harmful to pets and children because of their small lung capacity and increases asthma and allergy symptoms when inhaled. Chlorine and ammonia combined create a toxic gas that can be deadly. Also, bleach can damage many surfaces, including wood, metal, granite, and fabrics.

With all of this in mind, searching for green alternatives are much safer for you and your family.
Just as bleach is not a cure all, dry cleaning isn’t either. What Village Cleaners and Shirt Laundry can offer is the best solution for your spot removal and garment cleaning. With all of the many spot variables and the many fabric and fabric content variables, there are many things to consider when looking at the best action for spot removal, again there is not a one cure all solution. Using toxic chemicals on your clothes can also create chemical burns on your fabrics, that is why Village Cleaners in St. Louis Park chose to join the movement to be environmentally friendly not only for your garment cleaning but for our environment and staff as well!