FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Green Dry Cleaning?
The GreenEarth Cleaning solvent used by Amy’s to dry clean your clothes is chemically inert.  This means it does not chemically interact with your clothes in any way.  Rather, it carries detergent to your clothes and rinses away suspended dirt and oils trapped by the detergent.

Because it is chemically inert, it is more gentle on your clothes.  Wools do not come out looking “washed out,” dry, or full of static.  Silks and acetates are treated more gently.  Colors remain bright and intact since there is no chemical reaction with the solution.  Garments come out looking like they have been “in a mineral bath,” with a soft and gentle feel, and with very little wrinkling.

How is Amy’s Green Dry Cleaning different than traditional dry cleaning?
Eighty-five percent of dry cleaners use a solvent known as perc, short for perchloroethylene, a chlorinated hydrocarbon classified by the EPA as a Toxic Air Contaminant. Use of perc is highly regulated because indiscriminate disposal of perc can seriously contaminate soil and groundwater, and exposure can irritate eyes, nose and throat, as well as cause headaches, dizziness or fatigue. Perc is also classified by the EPA as a possible to probable human carcinogen.

In contrast, Amy’s Green Dry Cleaning is a licensed Green Earth provider. GreenEarth is so safe the EPA does not regulate it; it’s safe for the air, water and soil. What’s more, the GreenEarth solution is not a VOC; it is non-toxic, and non-hazardous. If you wanted to, you could safely rub it on your skin. In fact, you probably already do. That’s because GreenEarth’s solution is pure liquid silicone—essentially liquefied sand. It’s the same base ingredient found in everyday shampoos, soaps and lotions. Plus, when released to the environment, liquid silicone safely degrades back into its three natural components: sand (SiO2), water and carbon dioxide.

Why is Amy’s Green Dry Cleaning Better for my clothes?
Amy’s cleans your clothes with GreenEarth solution. GreenEarth solution is chemically inert, meaning it does not interact with the textile fabric or dyes during the cleaning process. This helps preserve the quality of garments, eliminates problems with fabric wear or color loss, maintains a soft “hand” and prevents shrinkage. Delicate silks, suede, leather, painted garments, couture, heirloom fabrics are no problem at all. And, unlike petroleum based solvents like perc or hydrocarbon, liquid silicone is odorless, so there is no lingering chemical smell on your clothes.

How do I pay for Amy’s Green Dry Cleaning Valet Service?
You may pay by credit or debit card (Visa, Master Card, or Discover). We will bill your credit card monthly and send you a statement. Your credit card information is held securely by Amy’s Green Dry Cleaning.

Is Amy’s Green Dry Cleaning offered in my area?
Currently, Amy’s Green Dry Cleaning service is offered in Loveland, Fort Collins, Windsor.

Is Amy’s Green Dry Cleaning safe for my beaded items?
The solvent is safe for all buttons beads and trim of any kind.

Who do I contact if there is a problem with a recent delivery?
Call Amy’s Green Dry Cleaning valet service and leave a message  at 970-449-2801. Our team is available to take your call from 8 am – 7 pm Monday through Friday and 10 am – 4 pm on Saturday. After hours you may leave a message with us, and we’ll contact you the following business morning.