Top 10 things to look for when choosing a dry cleaner--No. 0: Environmental responsibility

Top 10 things to look for when choosing a dry cleaner

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10. Knowledge of dry cleaning
9. Membership in a dry cleaning association
8. Clean stores
7. No odor on clothes
6. Properly removed stains
5. Skillful ironing
4. Intact buttons
3. Simple repairs made
2. White garments white
1. Ready to wear!
0. Environmental responsibility

OK, I had an additional “thing to look for,” and it’s an important one. It’s great when you find a dry cleaner that offers superb customer service and fabulous cleaning results, but if that business is an environmental disaster in the making, then it’s doubtful that their customers would find that acceptable. After all, people care about their community.

There are strict laws governing how dry cleaners handle and dispose of dry cleaning solvent and other substances. Beyond the basics, however, there are many ways in which dry cleaners can go the extra mile and do things like recycling.

As we say on our Environmental Responsibilities page, Classic Cleaners was the first dry cleaner in the Indianapolis area to receive Certified Environmental Drycleaner certification from the Drycleaning & Laundry Institute. We have never been cited for an environmental violation and handle all dry cleaning substances with the highest level of care.

We also recycle wire hangers and plastic bags, collecting these items from customers. In the Indy area, we believe we offer an unbeatable level of environmental responsibility, and we are constantly looking for new ways to reduce, reuse, and recycle.

–Matt
The Classic Cleaners Blog Team