Different businesses have different dangers to keep on the watch for. Dry cleaning businesses are no different. There is much legislation controlling the chemicals used and the way they are handled, but this doesn’t mean that it is risk free. Many times, strong smells can alert you to a possible problem. It is important to pay attention to these things, since some of the chemicals used can have very serious health effects for humans. The machines should be left closed as much as possible, especially while they are in operation, to prevent the chemicals from escaping.
There is also a great risk of fire in a dry-cleaning business. All the clothes there provide a large amount of flammable material. This combined with a lot of flammable chemicals make for a dangerous mix.
Keeping machinery well serviced, using it only as directed and paying attention to the use and storage of chemicals can make a big difference in the safety of your business.