National Clothesline
New app will help find SOA cleaners
Consumers looking for good drycleaners will be able to quickly find those who have achieved the Drycleaning and Laundry Institute’s Seal of Approval status with the free Android app now available.
The app will locate drycleaners in consumers’ area who have the Seal of Approval standards which shows that the cleaner has passed difficult cleaning and stain removal tests and is qualified to take care of garments and cleaning of all kinds.
An iOS app is currently in development.
“This app will make it easier for everyone to find their closest and most convenient Seal of Approval drycleaner,” said DLI CEO Mary Scalco. “The Seal of Approval app points consumers toward those cleaners that offer excellent customer service and quality cleaning.”
DLI recently announced that the Seal of Approval program reached a milestone when Evergreen Dry Cleaners of Edmonton, AB, Canada, became the 100th cleaner to earn the designation.
The purpose of the program is to establish and enforce high-level business standards and standards of operation, quality and service; establish a way to communicate a commitment to consumers so that they know which businesses they can trust; and to single out responsible companies and highlight what they are doing as best-practice standards.
Businesses have to meet stringent requirements set forth as best practices within the drycleaning industry.
“Achieving this significant milestone will help us to make the Seal of Approval a household name in households that are likely to desire top-level cleaning and customer service,” Scalco said.
A web site that explains the program to consumers can be found at www.gooddrycleaners.com.
The program is open to all cleaners who meet the DLI standards. To sign up for the Seal of Approval program in 2013, call Melissa Wagner at (800) 638-2627.