Investment in Miele wet care pays off for Scottish launderette

The basic principles of the dry-cleaning process have changed little over the years, and while the end results can be impressive there are a number of good reasons to explore other options. More and more launderettes are making the switch to Miele wet care, a water based cleaning method and it’s easy to see why.

First and foremost, there is a safety issue which needs to be considered. The harsh solvent based chemicals used in dry cleaning processes have come into question in recent years. Perchloroethylene is a commonly used solvent that has been linked with some serious side effects including headache, fatigue, confusion, dizziness, nausea, and irritation of the eyes, mucus membranes, and lungs. Longer exposure can irritate the eyes, skin, nose, and mouth. It can also cause damage to the liver and might even cause respiratory failure, and there have been reports of potential links to cancer.

It’s time to start thinking about the environment more often

Another factor in the gradual move away from dry-cleaning is the effects on the environment. The machinery that’s used will consume a great deal of energy before garments are considered to be clean, and of course the variety of harmful chemicals need to be disposed of.

Last but by no means least is the inescapable fact that some garments simply cannot be risked. Delicate items need a more gentle way of cleaning, and this has led many people to avoid the dry-cleaner altogether. Thankfully, there is an alternative option, and it’s one that is becoming increasingly popular.

Offering value for money, helping the environment…and winning awards

When consumers start to get behind a new initiative, it’s usually not long before industry insiders start to sit up and take notice. Recently, the UK Laundry and Cleaning News Awards named Hamilton’s My Beautiful Launderette the Best Newcomer, a fitting tribute to an establishment that has set new standards in state of the art, environmentally friendly wet cleaning.

Miele wet care offers an easy to use system, better results, a more ecologically sound process and, perhaps most crucial of all, highly impressive cleaning results. In the coming years, those in the know expect to see many more launderettes adopt this exciting possibility.

If your organisation is considering a switch to Miele wet care, you’ll be pleased to know many garments which have always been a no-no for dry cleaners will become a yes-yes. They include:

  • Leather and suede jackets
  • Cashmere jumpers
  • Delicate scarves
  • Woollens
  • Silk tops

It seems the cleaning industry could be on its way towards an exciting new era, and Allsop & Francis will be right at the heart of it.