What is wet cleaning

In our previous article, we talked about dry cleaning and its origins. Here, lets understand what is it and the process of wet cleaning.

Difference between household and professional wet cleaning

Like a normal washing machine, professional wet cleaning machines uses water in its cleaning process. However, professional wet washing machines comes with various programmes and functions. Hence, there are able control all the elements of the cleaning process such as amount of water, solvents, detergents and even temperature.

Beside, professional machines can be set to have more delicate spin cycles, its reducing forceful mechanical movement of the linen, making them able to wash more delicate garments. Moreover, to prevent shrinkage of the garments, the machine will also set itself to wash in a lower temperature, which is less mechanical movements for a few moments.

Instead of drying on a clothes line, in a professional wet cleaner the garments will then also be transferred to high tech dryers. This is where it can sense humidity, and dry garments quickly under pressure at high temperatures. To prevent further shrinkage, the dryer also automatically stops once the prescribe levels of moisture is reached.

Advantages of wet cleaning

Wet Cleaning Protect Enviroment

Many advantages that wet cleaning had over dry cleaning was related to the use of PERC as a cleaning solvent such as:

  • Wet cleaned garments do not develop yellowing that are seen by garments that are repeatedly dry washed.
  • Wet cleaned garments also do not release odours that are from the chemical solvents
  • More environmentally friendly as the backwash is not as toxic and harmful to the environment compared dry cleaning backwash.
  • Cleaner clothes. Clothes don’t have that stinky “dry cleaned” smell.


According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, this is the safest professional method of green cleaning available. Professional laundry service provide a holistic in house wet and dry cleaning methods utilize similar pressing equipment, but the washing processes are completely different.

There are many laundries and dry cleaning services in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor. Top 10 best laundry service providers in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor.

Pressto, laundry service in Kuala Lumpur

Pressto is one of the leading brand that provides wet cleaning and dry cleaning services in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Pressto has been an iconic brand among local Malaysians in providing premier laundry services.

You can simply visit any 18 locations in Kuala Lumpur, or use their signature Pressto pick-up and delivery service.


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