Spot Cleaners has been in business for 12 years in Reno, Nevada. The owners are Chang Suh and Su Suh with a combined experience of 33 years in the drycleaning industry and we have lived in Northern Nevada for 35 years.
Su Suh initially started in the drycleaning business, 19 years ago, with a store in Truckee, CA. Chang eventually joined 1996 and in January of 1997, they opened a drycleaning plant in Reno.
The drycleaning industry has made leaps and bounds in technology with advanced drycleaning machines to help reduce usage of perc (the solvent 85% of drycleaners use today), lower emissions and minimize the risk of soil contamination. But still, the grave possibility of a spill and contamination remains a danger. Presently, Washoe County is heavily regulating drycleaners in the area due to perc contamination in the ground water supply. They have installed perc monitoring devices down stream of the main drain at every cleaners to ensure no perc is migrating to the drain.
We have experienced the heavy regulation which is lagging California. California has taken steps to eradicate perc usage entirely from the state. Proposition 65 has deemed perc as a known carcinogen and has called for it to be phased out entirely by 2023. The state has also offered large incentives to drycleaners to make the transition to either the wetcleaning or CO2 processes. Both are the only 2 methods to be approved by the EPA to be 100% environmentally safe. In many cases, California along with many Air Quality Boards are granting as much as $25,000 to drycleaners willing to make to transition to green cleaning.
Nevada and Washoe County offer no such incentives or grants, but we at Spot Cleaners felt the need to make that transition as soon as possible. We chose Wetcleaning because of its use of water. It is the most naturally abundant liquid on the planet and it only benefits us, our employees, our customers and the environment.
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