Wednesday, August 26, 2020

New York City Eco Friendly Dry Cleaners


Methods Used by Green Dry Cleaners

Wet Cleaning

Wet cleaning uses water and specialized detergents that are milder than home laundry products to clean clothes. Wet cleaners have computerized washers and dryers and professional pressing, steaming, and finishing equipment to help your clothes look their best. The EPA considers it one of the safest professional cleaning methods because there is "no hazardous chemical use, no hazardous waste generation, no air pollution, and reduced potential for water and soil contamination." Extra care is taken before and after cleaning to treat stains since no chemical solvent is used.

Liquid Carbon Dioxide Cleaning

Carbon dioxide (CO2) cleaning uses liquid CO2 as the cleaning solvent along with detergent. The liquid CO2 is formed by placing the non-flammable and nontoxic gas under high pressure. Liquid CO2 is non-toxic and is actually used to provide carbonation to soft drinks. 

Clothes are placed in what appears to be a traditional dry cleaning machine and the ambient air is sucked out. The cleaning drum is then injected with carbon dioxide in both gas and liquid form. After the clothes are cleaned, the liquid CO2 is pumped back into a holding tank for reuse.

The process is, perhaps, the most environmentally-friendly because the CO2 is captured as a by-product of existing industrial processes. Since less than three percent of the CO2 used is lost into the air with each load of clothing, its impact on global warming is minimal. The process uses less energy than traditional dry cleaning because there is no solvent to heat.

While CO2 is naturally occurring and inexpensive, the dry cleaning machines cost around $40,000 each making them cost prohibitive for many small businesses.

DF-2000 Hydrocarbon Solvent

Some cleaners promote themselves as green by using an "organic" solvent called DF-2000. This solvent is a hydrocarbon that must be made from petroleum. Production of these chemicals raises environmental concerns, in particular, over greenhouse gases.

Silicon-Based Solvent

Some cleaners use the GreenEarth cleaning method to replace perc. GreenEarth is basically liquified sand (SiO2). It functions as a silicone-based solvent called siloxane or D-5. Siloxane is similar to some of the base ingredients used in shaving creams and deodorant. When GreenEarth is discarded, it breaks down into sand, water, and carbon dioxide. 

The good news is that no chemicals touch your clothes. However, the manufacture of siloxane uses chlorine, which releases carcinogenic dioxin during the manufacturing process.

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

New York eco friendly Dry Cleaners | Casa Dry Cleaners


How to Get the Best Results From Green Dry Cleaning

As with any dry cleaning, there are things you can do to assist the successful cleaning of your dry clean only garments.

  • Let the professionals do the work. Don't try to remove stains yourself. Some home stain removers cause problems that can't be reversed.
  • Be honest. Point out the stains when your dropping of the garments and identify what caused the stain and how long it has been there.
  • Make special requests up front. If you have concerns about loose buttons or small holes, ask the cleaner to check them or make repairs. If the garment is vintage, share that as well so it can be treated even more delicately.

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Eco-Friendly Dry Cleaning - Environmentally Friendly in NYC


The Future of Eco-Friendly Dry Cleaning

The state of California is leading the way toward green dry cleaning by committing to phase out the use of perc by 2023. The state offers grant money to cleaners that switch from perc to CO2 or wet cleaning. Other states are considering similar legislation. Search for dry cleaners in your area that use the wet cleaning and carbon dioxide cleaning methods. Like Casa Dry Cleaners in NYC - Chelsea

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

New York City Cleaners | Dry Cleaning | Casa Dry Cleaners


What Is Green Dry Cleaning?

Green dry cleaning refers to any alternative dry cleaning method that does not involve the use of perc. One method is wet cleaning which is a more gentle version of home laundering. Three other green cleaning methods follow the traditional solvent model but use carbon dioxide, hydrocarbon or silicon-based cleaners instead of perc.

However, of the four types of alternative cleaning offered in the United States, only two are considered truly safe for the environment and consumers. They are wet cleaning and liquid carbon dioxide cleaning. If you are looking for the most environmentally sound type of cleaning, ask your dry cleaner which of the methods is used in their cleaning process.

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Laundry Myths - Treat All Stains From the Front

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Treat All Stains From the Front

spot treating a garment
The Spruce / Ana Cadena 

As tempting as it is to tackle the stain on a shirt by rubbing away, turn it inside out and start there. By treating a stain from the back of the fabric, you are pushing the stain out of the fabric fibers rather than rubbing it in deeper. Learn more about spot treating stains to save yourself from embarrassment and to reduce your laundry loads.


Come to Casa Cleaners to get all your laundry needs done, even stains.

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Laundry Myths - Use More Detergent to Get Cleaner Clothes

 Use More Detergent to Get Cleaner Clothes

using extra detergent
The Spruce / Ana Cadena 

More is not better when it comes to laundry detergent. We are all quite guilty of using too much detergent and creating excessive suds that actually redeposit soil onto our clothing. 

Many liquid detergent caps make it difficult to see measuring lines. Take time to use a permanent marker to enhance those lines. You'll save money and get cleaner laundry. It is also a good idea to use half as much detergent as recommended and see if you are pleased with the results. You can always add more but you can never pull it out.

If you have a front load washer, that smell coming from your machine could be because you are using too much detergent and fabric softener.


Get your Clothes Cleaned Professionally at Casa Dry Cleaners.

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Laundry Myths - Add Coffee to Rinse Water to Keep Clothes Black

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Add Coffee to Rinse Water to Keep Clothes Black

using coffee to keep darks dark
The Spruce / Ana Cadena 

We had not heard this myth until recently but a reader was convinced that adding a cup of black coffee to the rinse water would prevent black jeans from fading. It would take a washer-full of espresso to make a difference in the color of black jeans.

Coffee can color fabric, but adding one cup will not keep your black clothes from fading; follow these tips to keep black clothes black.


Visit CasaDryCleaners to get your clothes cleaned right and professionally.

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Laundry Myths - Use Hair Spray to Remove Ink

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Use Hair Spray to Remove Ink

using hair spray to remove ink
The Spruce / Ana Cadena 

The idea of using hairspray to remove ink from laundry began in the 1950s and was actually a valid tip. It was the alcohol in hairspray that worked on the ink stain. Today's hairsprays are different from those aerosols of yesteryear. Many formulas do not even contain alcohol and can actually cause stains compounding the problem of the ink that's still on your favorite jeans.

Fortunately, we have tips on removing both ink and hairspray stains that you can use!

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Wednesday, July 1, 2020

WASHING & LAUNDRY SYMBOLS EXPLAINED

 

WASHING & LAUNDRY SYMBOLS EXPLAINED

At Cashmere & Cotton we don’t believe in throwaway fashion, our cashmere is made to last a lifetime and with a little love and care, it can. We want to help you get the most out of your cashmere clothing; whether it’s your favourite go-to wardrobe staple or those easy to throw on accessories that you just can’t live without.

The care label in any garment is where you'll find recommended laundry symbols, but what do these actually mean? We've popped together a helpful guide for when you're washing your clothes by machine or hand.

kingfisher cashmere scarf with washing symbols explained on label

WHAT DO WASHING SYMBOLS MEAN?

Washing instructions for cashmere can vary due to different grades and knitting tensions so we always advise to take a look at the care label symbols and carefully read all the information given; you will find this inside your piece of cashmere knitwear. On this clothing label there will be a group of laundry symbols dedicated to clothing care, which will let you know the best way to look after your item of clothing and keep it looking it's best.

washing symbols explained


WASHING LABELS

The clothes washing symbols on the care label will let you know if the item needs to be machine or hand washed, the wash cycle and what temperature to use. The washing machine symbols commonly used are; Machine washable, Wash cold (30 degrees), wash warm (40 degrees), wash hot (60 degrees), synthetics cycle, gentle/wool wash cycle, hand wash, do not wash and do not wring.

Our cashmere can be hand washed but is also machine washable and we recommend a gentle machine cycle such as a wool wash or a delicate cycle, a maximum temperature of 30 degrees, using a specialist cashmere detergent and no fabric conditioner. You will see two washing symbols on our washing labels; the gentle/wool wash cycle which looks like a bucket filled with water and two lines underneath and the hand wash symbol which looks like a bucket filled with water and a hand. For full instructions on washing your cashmere read our guide how to wash c

IRONING SYMBOLS

Our most hated chore, ironing! We advise to always read the label for the recommend heat setting to avoid any disasters; this will be shown as an iron with number of dots or for do not iron an iron with a cross through.

When it comes to ironing our cashmere, we recommend steaming with a steam iron as opposed to ironing flat, which may cause the natural pile of the yarns to be crushed. This is depicted on our care label as the cool iron symbol, which is an iron with one dot in the middle; meaning a maximum of 110 degrees.

DRY CLEAN SYMBOLS

For those of you who would rather a professional dry cleaner handle the laundering of your cashmere, look for the dry cleaning symbols; these will help you to make the decision on whether the item should go to the dry cleaners and what solvent they should use. Common dry cleaning symbols you will see are; dry clean only, any solvent, any solvent except trichloroethylene, petroleum solvent only and do not dry clean.

Our cashmere can be dry-cleaned and on our care label will show the circle with a P in the middle, which means dry clean with any solvent except Trichloroethylene.

BLEACHING SYMBOLS


If you need any information on bleaching look for the triangle symbol. Bleaching symbols consist of a triangle with a cross through it for do not bleach, a triangle with diagonal lines for use of non-chlorine bleach or just a triangle for bleaching allowed.

We advise to not use bleach on any of our cashmere, this is depicted in the symbol that looks like a triangle with a cross through it.Folder-cashmere-jumpers-stacked-on-a-white-chair-in-front-of-a-white-wall


WRITTEN BY HATTIE FARROW

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TUMBLE DRY SYMBOLS

Once you have washed your piece of cashmere next in the laundry process is drying. To determine the best way to dry your clothes without causing any shrinkage or damage, look for the drying symbol on your garment. The common drying symbols you will see are; tumble dry allowed and the heat setting, this is a circle within a square with a number of dots inside, permanent press/ Synthetics, Delicate/Gentle or do not tumble dry.

Here at cashmere and cotton we recommend laying our items flat or rolling in a dry towel. We do not recommend the garment is put in a tumble dryer this is shown on the care label by the use of the do not tumble dry symbol, which is a square with a circle inside and a cross through it.



Monday, June 22, 2020

Does Dry Cleaning Really Kill Bacteria, Allergens, and Viruses?





Does Dry Cleaning Really Kill Bacteria, Allergens, and Viruses?

Most modern household washers and driers do a good job of removing dirt and grime from your garments. The key to stymieing a virus like COVID-19, however, is direct, sustained, and very high temperatures. The Center for Disease Control recommends temperatures exceeding 167 degrees Fahrenheit to eliminate viruses for sure.
Bleach is also an effective killer of viruses, but this might not be recommended for use on all your garments. For a quick fix (say, if someone coughed on you while riding the Metro), a comprehensive ironing can reduce the microorganisms and potentially disease-causing germs hiding in your fabrics, too. But overall, the easiest and most effective way to sanitize any fabric is dry cleaning. During our professional-level cleaning processes and the pressing of your garments on our state-of-the-art equipment, germs and viruses don’t stand a chance!

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Stop the spread with New York Dry Cleaners



As the coronavirus spreads, Casa Dry Cleaners is doing our part to keep New York City, Chelsea, and surrounding communities safe. First and foremost: limit your exposure to the virus. That means practicing everyday good hygiene, social distancing, using (and quickly disposing of) tissues when coughing or sneezing, washing your hands thoroughly and often, and applying anti-bacterial hand gel when in a pinch. These are steps we all can take to reduce spreading germs further. But what about your clothes?
It’s not yet clear how long the coronavirus COVID-19 can live outside the human body. Resources from the World Health Organization indicate the virus “may persist on surfaces for a few hours or up to several days.” That means your clothes could potentially act as a carrier for the pathogen. The virus might even lurk in your towels and bed sheets, especially if they are used by more than one person. Now more than ever, it’s important to clean and disinfect the areas around you.

Thursday, June 11, 2020

NYC Maintain Social Distancing with Free Pickup & Delivery Dry Cleaning



Here at Casa Organic Dry Cleaners, we want to help NYC Maintain Social Distancing with Free Pickup and Delivery Dry Cleaning because we specialize in restoration, we can disinfect and restore your garments. We disinfect with a hot steaming process with temperatures over 130 degrees in our ozone room!

NYC Maintain Social Distancing with Free Pickup and Delivery

Just Follow a Few Simple Steps:
  • Place clothing in a plastic bag and seal
  • Our professional staff will pick up and the cleaning process will start 
  • All garments will undergo a steaming process with temperatures over 130 degrees in our ozone room 
  • Garments will be steamed pressed and packaged up for delivery 
  • We can even store your clothing for the next 2 seasons
Our customers love our Free Pickup & Delivery Service and we love our customers! We want to help NYC Maintain Social Distancing with Free Pickup and Delivery Dry Cleaning.

Saturday, May 30, 2020

Spring Clean Your Bedding - Dry Clean -Covid-19




It is Spring Cleaning Time and for many, Spring Cleaning means putting the winter clothes away, getting the summer clothes out again, and cleaning the house.  While you’re at it, don’t forget the bedding – Duvets, Quilts, Comforters, and Blankets. It’s important to always spring clean your bedding.

So what is the best way to clean Duvets, Quilts, Comforters, and Blankets?

Well, not all washing machines and dryers can handle heavy cotton duvet covers, Quilts, Comforters, and Blankets.  If you are in doubt, bring them to us and we will clean them and remove stains!  
The most common question faced by dry cleaners when they receive a bedspread or comforter is whether it should be washed or dry cleaned. For those who are not experts, color loss or change of finish can frequently accompany the cleaning of bedding at home. Color loss usually becomes apparent when the cleaned bedspread no longer matches a coordinating uncleaned accessory, such as a pillow sham or drapery. The difference can range from slight frosting or fading to an overall change or catastrophic change of all colors. If you do not know what you are doing, washing the Duvets, Comforters, Quilts and Blankets can fade the colors and basically ruin a Comforter and even damage a home washing machine.
Here at Casa Organic Dry Cleaners & Custom Tailoring your comforters, blankets, duvet covers, bedspreads, down pillows, sleeping bags drapes, afghans, and other large household items come out looking great. 
It’s important to always spring clean your Duvets, Quilts, Comforters, and Blankets.
Save time and send your bedding to Casa, we’ve been serving Manhattan for years.

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Monday, March 30, 2020

NYC Maintain Social Distancing with Free Pickup & Delivery Dry Cleaning

NYC Maintain Social Distancing with Free Pickup & Delivery Dry Cleaning




Here at Casa Organic Dry Cleaners, we want to help NYC Maintain Social Distancing with Free Pickup and Delivery Dry Cleaning because we specialize in restoration, we can disinfect and restore your garments. We disinfect with a hot steaming process with temperatures over 130 degrees in our ozone room!

NYC Maintain Social Distancing with Free Pickup and Delivery

Just Follow a Few Simple Steps:
  • Place clothing in a plastic bag and seal
  • Our professional staff will pick up and the cleaning process will start 
  • All garments will undergo a steaming process with temperatures over 130 degrees in our ozone room 
  • Garments will be steamed pressed and packaged up for delivery 
  • We can even store your clothing for the next 2 seasons
Our customers love our Free Pickup & Delivery Service and we love our customers! We want to help NYC Maintain Social Distancing with Free Pickup and Delivery Dry Cleaning.
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Want to know the best part? CASA ORGANIC WILL NOT CHARGE RESTORATION PRICES FOR THE DISINFECTING AND RESTORING OF COVID-19 GARMENTS. Everyone will be charged regular store prices for all garments being restored. #StopTheSpread

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NYC Maintain Social Distancing with Free Pickup and Delivery

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Reviews | Casa Organic Dry Cleaners New York



4.5 Stars on Google – Casa Organic Dry Cleaners

155 W 21st St, New York, NY

Here’s what our customers are saying about us:

“As a New York City Legal Blogger an authority in honest legal reviewing, Casa Organic Dry Cleaners is my favorite dry cleaning company in NYC. They do a phenomenal job on dry cleaning and wash a fold. In addition to that, the service is very kind and welcoming. Ruben is very kind and caring about the products you bring in as well as making sure you’re being served highly. I highly recommend Casa Organic Dry Cleaning.” – Risilda Laho
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“My friend recommended them to me when I moved to Chelsea, and they’ve been my go-to ever since. They’re fairly priced, super friendly and always very fast.” – Mattie Weather
“I’ve gone to many drycleaners in NY and Casa is truly the best of the best. From the moment you walk in, the staff treats you like family and will do anything to make their customers happy. The prices are great especially considering how top notch the quality is. I trust them with my most expensive clothing. Casa is also the only cleaners in the area that is easy to communicate with since they let you text them and order online which makes life so much easier.” – Hilary Barr

Thank you for the great reviews.

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Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Dry Clean with Hot Steam – #StoptheSpread

Dry Clean with Hot Steam – #StoptheSpread




Dry Clean with Hot Steam

Here at Casa Organic Dry Cleaners & Custom Tailoring, we specialize in restoration. We want to help #StoptheSpread Dry Clean with Hot Steam. We disinfect and restore your garments with hot steam at temperatures over 130 degrees in our ozone room.
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Since our Pickup & Delivery Service is Free there is no need to get too close to anyone. Making it easy to maintain social distancing.
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