Our Story

WHY WE'RE HERE

I came to this area from New York City many years ago– first as a business owner, and then as a resident with my family. When I arrived, I was not happy with the dry cleaning options. Most of the dry cleaners were using a chemical called Perc. I wasn’t happy with the “dry cleaning smell” that Perc left on clothes, or the health risks that I’d read about. The ones who weren’t using Perc were using hydrocarbons – a petroleum byproduct made by some oil companies that contributes to the spread of greenhouse gasses. I didn’t like the idea of cleaning suits with hydrocarbons – so it just didn’t feel like there were many good options.

That’s why, years ago, I started my own dry cleaning business. In the early days, we looked into GreenEarth Cleaning, which uses a silicone-based solvent called D-5, instead of Perc. It leaves behind no toxic residue. However, I learned of a news report on NPR that suggested a link between D-5 and other health risks, so I was wary.

In 2010, we switched to using 100% Professional Wet Cleaning. Wet Cleaning uses no toxins, no harsh chemical compounds. It uses high-tech, computer-controlled machines to clean your clothes with just non-toxic detergents and water. I have searched long and hard for the healthiest, most effective, most environmentally-friendly dry cleaning method. Right now, Wet Cleaning is the top choice.

From the beginning, I knew I wanted to create a pickup and delivery service. I wanted to be a model for mobile dry cleaning in New Jersey. I wanted to be like Netflix, not like Blockbuster. Why should my customers have to make two trips to the dry cleaner every week? By bringing your clothes right to your door, my business can focus on providing the absolute best service in the market, every step of the way. And that is my ultimate goal.

~David

"A CLEANER COMMUNITY BEGINS WITH CLEANER CLOTHES" -- Ron Ostrow

Today, Tavit’s Dry Cleaners is the standard for pick-up and delivery mobile dry cleaning in the New Jersey communities we serve. In a time where there is heightened interest in keeping our living environment and clothing clean, we are proud to be able to offer professional cleaning with the convenience of our minimal touch environment friendly process. We hope you will join our family of satisfied customers.