Sudsies Announces What Makes Them Miami's Green Dry Cleaner

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Sudsies announces their environmentally-friendly dry cleaning practices. The company is an authority on green dry cleaning as they have been granted a four-leaf membership level by the Green Cleaners Council, the prestigious panel in partnership with the National Cleaners Association that reviews and ranks dry cleaning companies’ eco-efforts using a strict set of criteria.

Many dry cleaners, Sudsies included, claim to be green. Being ‘green’ doesn't really tell the consumer a lot about what the company is doing to conserve the environment. Sudsies has decided to announce what they do to conserve the environmentally and what their eco-friendly processes are. Sudsies' green commitment has granted the company a four-leaf membership level by the Green Cleaners Council. The Council is a prestigious panel that works in partnership with the National Cleaners Association to review and rank dry cleaning companies’ eco-efforts using a strict set of criteria.

Sudsies uses professional wet cleaning on many clothing items and the process is sanctioned by the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) for the Environment partnership as an environmentally friendly cleaning method. It is a very effective and safe way to clean shirts, pants and other garments. Wet Cleaning uses computer-controlled washers and dryers with biodegradable detergents that are more sophisticated, yet milder, than home washing machines. These specialty machines contain additional settings over home devices like mechanical action, water and drying temperatures, moisture levels and water volume. These additional controls enable the dry cleaning technician to tailor the process best for a specific garment and potentially the environment. No hazardous chemicals are used during the process and it results in no hazardous waste. Also no air pollution is created and the potential for water and soil contamination is greatly reduced.

The process of wet cleaning also has a benefit for the clothes that are cleaned. By not using hazardous solvents there is not a chemical smell left on the garments. Wet cleaning also results in whiter whites and greater ease in removing certain other stains. The computer controlled settings with the specialty equipment allows many garments, even the most delicate, to receive less wear during the cleaning process. This technology is applied to a variety of fabrics like cotton, wool, silk, leather, suede, polyester and some wool. Some particular garments that Sudsies uses the process on are wedding gowns or garments with elaborated beading and/or sequins.

Wet cleaning also has many benefits but there are some garments that Sudsies will not use the wet cleaning process on. Specifically it is not recommended for acetate linings, antique satin and gabardine. Also highly structured garments like coats, suit jackets and blazers are not put through the wet cleaning process. Sudsies is able to accommodate all types of clothing as sometimes Sudsies will use the hydrocarbon cleaning process. This is a perc-free, non-hazardous air solution recommended by the Toxic Use Reduction Institute as a safe alternative.

Sudsies continues their green initiative by adding eco-friendly processes and practices into its facilities. They have a Pick & Up Delivery Program in order to save on individual fuel consumption. They use biodegradable detergents, conditioners and plastic clothing covers. Recycled paper and glass are used along with providing recyclable hangers to their customers. They clean with low water usage equipment, as little as one ounce of cleaning fluid per 15 garments and one gallon of water per 2,000 garments. The equipment is also Energy Star-rated and mercury free. They even use motion detectors that turn off lights when room is not in use.

If you would like more information about Sudsies and how they deliver green dry cleaning services, please visit us at or call at 305.728.8940.

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