However, if you want you can try dry cleaning your clothes at home and for that you have to keep enough time in your hands and buy all the necessary cleaning items like the cleaning solvents; paper tissues, cotton swabs, iron shoe and several others. The dry cleaning solvent is the most important used for cleaning the clothes; several types of solvents are used by the expert dry cleaners in the cleaning companies. You can use any type of good cleaning solvents you like for cleaning your clothes. One of the most used dry cleaning solvent is the perchloroethylene; this solvent is used all over the world. The main work of this solvent is to dissolve the dirt, oily stains etc from the clothes completely. Unfortunately, this perchloroethylene was found to be very harmful for the human body although it was absolutely safe for the clothes. So, the use of this solvent has lessened to a large extent and people mostly use liquid carbon dioxide or D5 for cleaning their clothes.
Several equipments used by human beings like the carpets or other such items are often pretty hard to clean completely by simple soap and water cleaning; these items need to be dry cleaned using the strong dry cleaning solvents. The process of dry cleaning has become a part of our life since a very long time. It was discovered during the mid 19th century and slowly progressed along with the advancement of science and technology. Previously, people used kerosene or gasoline as the dry cleaning solvent; but they were withdrawn because of certain drawbacks. Nowadays, people mainly use the organic dry cleaning solvents like liquid carbon dioxide or D5 (Liquid Silicon), as they serve as good solvents and are safe to use for both the human body and the clothes.