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Lady Macbeth may have successfully removed the blood spot if she had slathered it with carcinogenic chemicals, but then she would have died. If she’d had today’s Groupon, she could have had Greener Cleaner professionaly wet-clean it with eco-friendly water. Greener Cleaner’s eco-friendly solvent-free process beautifully cleans all dry-clean-only clothes while maintaining dimension, color, and brightness. The sophisticated wet-cleaning technique, developed in Germany in 1991, leaves garments cleaner, brighter, and softer; natural soaps and conditioners mean your freshly cleaned clothes won’t reek like a vat of Lime-A-Way or a vat of hickory barbecue sauce (depending on which of the two traditional dry-cleaner methods you used).
This Groupon is good at any of Greener Cleaner’s five locations, but you don’t have to go since it’s also good for either drop-off or pickup and delivery. Greener Cleaner pioneered wet-cleaning technology in the United States in 1995, according to its site. You’ll notice the difference in how your clothes look, smell, and feel, and you’ll breathe easier knowing your health and the environment are protected. While its rates may be a little higher than your nearby discount chemical dry cleaners, it usually offers coupons and promotions so customers don’t cough up much extra green. And this $20 discount gets you twice as much free value as its normal new customer special of $10 off a $20 purchase.
Greener Cleaner was written up in Conscious Choice magazine and survived The Wall Street Journal’s smoky-smelling sweater test: > * The smoky scent disappeared from a wool sweater, and most of the cat hair was removed from a blanket. No injury done to women’s top with beads and sequins, and a women’s cotton dress shirt was hand-pressed. – Gwendolyn Bounds, The Wall Street Journal
Greener Cleaner has a four-star average on Yelp and Citysearch: > * I’ve been taking all my dry cleaning here for about a year and love the fact that my clothes never come back smelling like a chemistry experiment. – Raphael D., Yelp > * This is the best dry cleaner in the city for many reasons. My clothes always come back well-cleaned and pressed, and don’t smell like chemicals. I don’t have to worry about carcinogens on my shirts or in my closet (or in the air surrounding the dry cleaner itself). – Mads G., Yelp > * My shirts have always been returned to me pressed correctly, and b/c of their enviro-friendly ways, you can feel good about not putting additional chemicals into the air or your clothes (and no funny dry cleaner smell!). – cedusky, Citysearch
Traditional Dry-Cleaning Method
Green Cleaner helps you avoid traditional, caustic dry-cleaning methods, which may cause environmental problems, including angry animals, crying trees, and exploding sun. Chemical cleaners employ an outdated, four-step stain and odor removal process:
- Warm up all gas-powered dry-cleaning devices (car, riding lawnmower, ocean liner).
- Gently rub the stain with styrofoam-wrapped PVC pipes.
- After one use, bury the styrofoam-wrapped PVC pipes.
- Affix clothes to gas-powered dry-cleaning devices and let run for 12 hours.