Wet Cleaning

Wetcleaning is a process of cleansing garments in water and water-soluble detergents, such as soap and synthetic wetcleaning detergents, and using precautions to prevent shrinkage, loss of color, and fabric distortion. The garments are given special treatment in accordance with their fabric construction. The temperature of the water is controlled carefully to avoid the bleeding of colors and shrinkage of wool. Strong alkalies and strongly alkaline soaps are never used; instead, neutral soaps and synthetic detergents are used as cleansing agents. Special treatment is given to spots and stains before wetcleaning. Garments are also given the least possible
mechanical action.