Wet cleaning is a professional, modern, and environmentally friendly alternative to dry cleaning that can care for delicate fabrics that a dry cleaning machine can't; enabling your favourite items to look fresh and last longer.
Since being developed in 1991 by German companies; Miele and Kreussler, Wet Cleaning has established itself as the economical and environmentally friendly alternative to dry cleaning.
It was designed with one defining goal in mind, to create a process for cleaning that could safely and successfully clean and protect all garments and fibres. It did this with a biodegradable detergent as good to fabrics as it was to the environment.
Why it's Better
Wet Cleaning is a process that enables professional cleaners to safely handle ‘Dry Clean Only’ items, without them coming in to contact with any dry cleaning chemicals and neurotoxins, such as perchloroethylene. By using water and a special biodegradable detergent, your clothes will stay softer for longer and will be much better for your skin, as well as the environment.
How it Works
By controlling a range of factors, such as detergent dosing levels, drum rotation rhythms and temperature to a high degree of accuracy, your clothes are safely cleaned, without any chemical smells. Utilising a high extraction cycle, the majority of any moisture remaining is removed from your garments. Finished with an optimised spin cycle that measures the amount of residual moisture, your clothes are protected from over drying, whilst saving energy.
Why use wet cleaning?
Whether it's a wedding dress or UGG boots, wet cleaning is a safe and effective alternative to dry cleaning that guarantees professional results. You may not have considered using a wet cleaning service, but by using water immersion, biodegradable detergents and avoiding dry cleaning chemicals, your favourite items can still get a professional clean and will not only come out feeling and looking brand new, but the gentle wash will ensure they last longer.
What are the benefits of wet cleaning? Its gentle clean won't damage your clothes
In a survey of 1000 women, 1 in 5 admitted they previously had an item spoiled due to the dry cleaning process and 83% actively avoided dry cleaning their items. With wet cleaning, your clothes will come out softer and last longer due to the absence of harmful chemicals and Miele’s patented Honeycomb drum, which gently cleans and cushions fabrics, ensuring they're not damaged during the cycle.
You can clean a range of fabrics
The wet cleaning process allows you to not only wash those items classed as 'dry clean only', but wash traditional laundry items as well. This means you can get all of your important pieces professionally cleaned, without them coming in to contact with harsh chemicals or neurotoxins.
Thanks to wet cleaning, you won’t be put off buying the item with the 'dry clean only' label. Wet cleaning can wash items in a safer, softer and more eco-friendly way, including garments such as:
All Miele WetCare washing machines can clean a huge range of delicate and natural fibres such as:
It's kind to your skin
By wet cleaning, your clothes will come back as soft as the day you bought them and with an absence of harmful chemicals and solvents, which is great for those with sensitive skin.
Your clothes will stay fresh and last longer
To leave your clothes looking and feeling like new, wet cleaning provides a deep and effective clean that home and dry cleaning can't match. The process uses safe alternatives and a gentle cleaning method to ensure your clothes come out cleaner, softer and smelling fresh. Your clothes will also last longer, thanks to the delicate care taken to ensure they are not damaged or subjected to strong chemicals and solvents during the cycle.
With top class water & energy efficiency as well as biodegradable detergents, wet cleaning is a truly 'green' alternative to dry cleaning that is friendly to the environment while not compromising on a flawless standard of cleaning.
When refraining from using strong chemicals, it can be assumed that this compromises on the quality of the wash. With wet cleaning this is not true, our biodegradable detergents provide an excellent clean that is not harmful to the environment.
Chemicals and solvents commonly used in the dry cleaning process can be harmful to both the operator and the customer, so the eco-friendly wash process of wet cleaning ensures there is no air pollution or health risks.
The wet cleaning process uses 30% less water than a traditional wash cycle and can still provide fantastic results at as little as 20c (degrees). This means that the process can reduce energy consumption by 50%.
List of wet cleaners
Available Miele Professional WetCare Sites (UK)
- Olivia's Cleaners – Palmers Green (368 Green Lanes, London N13 5PE) –
020 8882 9662