Over 80% of dry cleaners use Percholorethylene (or PERC) in their cleaning process. This dangerous chemical can cause serious health problems. Dry cleaning operators must inspect their equipment every two weeks to check for PERC leaks.
It is important that PERC-using dry cleaning facilities minimize their PERC emissions through regular inspection, and prompt repairs of leaks. The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency regulates PERC usage and will help owners and operators of dry cleaning facilities learn how to properly inspect and check for leaks in a few easy steps.