Frequently Asked Questions
Q — What is so different about Hangers?
A — Hangers uses a bio based solvent as its dry cleaning solvent and also wet cleans dry- clean only garments in water.
Q — What is a solvent?
A — A solvent is the liquid clothes are immersed in for cleaning. The solvent does the actual cleaning, while detergents are added to the process to aid with the cleaning and bind with the dirts and contaminents so they do not redeposit on clothes.
Q — What about using water for wet cleaning, we do live in a desert and water conservation is important.
A — Our programmable wet cleaning equipment uses far less water than the home washing machine. In fact, we process fifty pounds of clothing using less water than a standard thirteen pound cycle in the average home washer. In the three years Hangers has been in operation in Albuquerque, we have used less water monthly than the residential average.
Q — Lots of cleaners claim to be green. What’s so special about Hangers solvents and processes, and why are they better for my clothes and I?
A — Big question. Hangers uses biologically based, or naturally occurring solvents — Kreusslers K-4 and water (H2O). All other solvents are manufactured primarily from petroleum stocks or silicone based compounds requiring increased energy and resource requirements, i.e. a larger carbon footprint.