So what is Wet Cleaning? First, a note about Dry Cleaning. Generally, the term “Dry Cleaning” refers to the process of cleaning clothes using a liquid solvent. While still a liquid, the term “Dry” in dry cleaning referred to the fact that there was no water being used. This is because traditionally, water could not be used on certain fabrics, like wools and silks.
Professional wet-cleaning has changed all that. Thanks to the investments made by The Greener Cleaner and The Center for Neighborhood Technology, professional wet cleaning was brought to this country, and has now been perfected. We’re now able to safely clean virtually any garment using only water and specialized bio-degradable soaps and conditioners. These specially formulated cleaning agents are all gentle and safe enough to wash down the drain like detergents you use in your own laundry machine. The difference is in our specialized equipment to clean and then finish the garments correctly.
There are 3 main differences:
Here’s the different ways the two services work:
|Item||Traditional||On Demand App|
|Turnaound Time||3 Days (i.e. Monday – Thursday)||24 Hour (in most cases)|
($14.95 Additional fee for 24 Hr Turnaround)
|Can I pick the service days?||No, days are assigned based on your address||Yes|
|Can I pick the time the driver arrives?||No||Yes, 1-hour service windows|
|Order Minimums||No minimum||Yes, $25.00 per order|
|What happens if I’m not home for service?||To use Traditional delivery, a way to pick-up/deliver without someone at home must be set up in advance.||We can pick-up or deliver unattended, or you may reschedule through the app.|
Our Traditional service is unattended, meaning we have to have a way to pick-up and deliver even when someone isn’t home. It allows us to be as efficient as possible, and because of that efficiency, we’re able to offer that service with no minimums and no delivery fee. For our On-Demand service is the service that allows the most flexibility for you, our customers, but it is much less efficient for us, and therefore it carries with it a small delivery fee and an order minimum.
If you choose to take advantage of our On Demand delivery service, that service does carry a $5.95 delivery fee and a $25.00 minimum. This is necessary because our On Demand deliveries are so much less efficient than our traditional delivery service, so they are more expensive for us to provide.
Unfortunately, sometimes you pay for what you get. Think about it like this: you don’t buy the cheapest clothes you can find, right? Of course not! That’s because your clothes are an expression of who you are. And for that same reason, we think you should think twice before choosing to have your clothes cleaned by the cheapest cleaner around. Some cleaners out there may not be treating your expensive garments the way they deserve to be treated. At Greener Cleaner, you’ll feel confident trusting us with your garments because:
Use any box you have around the house, and send orders to:
The Greener Cleaner
Mail Order Department
4837 Oakton St.
Skokie, IL 60077
A “wardrobe box” is a large, flat box that allows us to completely fit about most garments inside without folding. Garments actually lay flat on top of one other inside the box – still on hangers! Since there’s no folding, there’s little-to-no creasing.
Unfortunately, due to their size, wardrobe boxes are expensive to ship. Cost to ship back a wardrobe box is as follows: