With 14 locations in the Pittsburgh area, Model Cleaners wetlessly de-soils the duds of more than 50 southwest Pennsylvania communities with a tidy tapestry of services. Keep the glimmer in your three-piece suit ($17.55) or exorcise your blankets ($24.85–$30.85) of hibernating dust demons. Alteration and repair services transform cycloptic rag dolls back into two-buttoned beauties, and delicate sweater treatments ($6.35–$8.10) keep your wool fluffy enough to sell to any wolf in need of sheep’s clothing. Model Cleaners gives thrill-seeking threads a coming-of-age road trip with free pickup and delivery, which can be arranged by calling ahead. A full list of services and pickup times for each community can be viewed online.
The traditional farmers' market at Trax Farms, owned and operated by the Trax family since 1865, teems with an eclectic array of produce grown onsite, freshly baked goods, deli fare, and gifts amid 325 acres of fields and orchards. The owners eschew imported produce for farm-grown, seasonal vegetables and fruits, and furnish their shelves with local and international specialty foodstuffs, Sarris and Wagner’s chocolates, and the farm’s own brand of flavored coffee. The aroma of freshly baked seasonal pies, homemade breads, and made-from-scratch cookies tantalizes noses as the deli rolls out soups, salads, and sandwiches assembled from premium meats and cheeses. In addition to a selection of quilts, clothing, and jewelry, the shop boasts wines, including award-winning Arrowhead Wine Cellar varietals. Furthering its homey, community-centered approach, the farm hosts flea markets, festivals, and special events, such as its autumnal hayride, which entices young visitors and scarecrows with thinning scalps.
Levin Furniture has been passed down through generations of Levins since 1920, when Jessie Levin persuaded her husband to start a business to help their daughters' prospects. Since then, the business has grown, expanded, and gained a reputation for procuring and selling quality furniture. Levin Furniture's stock includes leather reclining sofas, beautifully carved dining tables, and sleigh beds from Daniel's Amish using hardwood materials from Ohio.
The Fussy Cleaners' meticulous staff painstakingly cares for apparel and attire with an array of dry-cleaning services. A men's shirt can be laundered ($2.34), dry cleaned ($5.67), or scrubbed with a sudsy loofah while he's still wearing it, while skirts ($6.60) and dresses ($12.79+) can be touched up to make them shine like a ruby in front of a strobe light. Other items that can be spiffed up include sweaters ($5.67), blouses ($5.67), and women's pants ($6.60). These prices can be higher depending on the clothing's material.
The certified specialists at Ventilation Purification have a singular vision: to purge buildup from air-circulation systems. Pollen, spores, and dust mites may evade the naked eye, but they cannot escape the swirling vortex of the team's truck-mounted HEPA vacuums. The whooshing of the vacuum machines and sinister humming of the technicians easily overpower tiny airborne miscreants, ultimately bolstering indoor air quality and optimizing energy efficiency.