6 Tips for Finding the Best Dry Cleaning Near You
Your wardrobe is an investment, a collection of pieces you want to wear and treasure. Finding the best dry cleaner to meet your needs can be challenging. Especially if you’re looking for a local Eco-friendly business that has great customer service and offers quality work, not to mention is within your budget. Plus, you might want an all-in-one location, offering alterations, leather cleaning, shoe repair, and free delivery. We have compiled tips that will have your clothing pressed for success in no time!
1. Word of Mouth/Reviews
Ask your friends and family who they trust with their clothing. And if you’d like to look into their recommendation further, then you can research reviews on that location, or find other locations nearby. Most San Diego dry cleaner businesses have a business profile set up on Google Reviews
, and more, allowing for customers to publicly review their experiences. If you’re the number of stars and positive comments meet your needs, then you can head to the business's website to find out additional information to fill in any blanks.If you’re not able to get all of your questions answered online, or if you prefer to experience the business first-hand, call or drop by the store where you can gauge their level of customer service. Do they appear attentive and caring?
2. Toxic-Free and Eco-friendly
Using toxic-free and eco-friendly products is sustainable and safe for your health, clothing and the environment. Odor-free and toxic-free formulas mean no skin irritations or reactions. Other notable benefits include superior wash results, leaving your clothes looking new. Plus, a reduction of petrochemicals that cause greenhouse gasses and smog, can lead to cleaner and safer air and water.
Life is busy enough, let alone when you must add multiple stops on your errands list to maintain your carefully curated wardrobe.
Find out if they offer more than just dry cleaning services.
- Do they also take care of laundry?
- Do they have a tailor, and offer alterations?
- Are they able to service leather items?
- Can they repair shoes?
- How about wedding dresses?
Finding this out ahead of time will make your life easier and your errands list shorter in the long-run.
4. Professional Associations
Is the San Diego dry cleaner affiliated with any professional associations, such as the California Cleaners Associations (CCA) or the Dry-cleaning and Laundry Institute (DLI). These types of groups or associations require dry cleaning business to uphold certain ethical standards, and offer ongoing training.
5. Lost or Damaged Garment Policy
Accidents, and damage can happen. Who is responsible when it’s under the care of the dry cleaner? A reputable dry cleaner will not only walk you through how or what happened, but they will offer solutions and compensation. You can find this out by visiting their website, or calling about their policy in advance.
6. Free Pick-Up and Delivery
Your time is valuable. Find out if your San Diego dry cleaner offers pick-up and delivery for a small free or, if you’re lucky, for free!
Written By Christina P. Kantzavelos