Since 1958, the garment gurus at Imperial Cleaners, Inc. have rendered duds spick and span through a full menu of dry-cleaning and restoration services. Owners can drop off possessions ranging from suits and wedding gowns to bedding and draperies for a professional cleaning, an improvement over unprofessional techniques such as gluing your wardrobe to your car and driving it through a car wash. The team also specializes in emergency restoration services, responding quickly to deal with the damage caused by fire, water, and smoke.
White delivery vans scrawled with purple and teal lettering roll into driveways twice a week, hauling dirty clothes away and returning them clean and fresh. The magic happens at Four Seasons's Squirrel Hill headquarters, where a second-generation owner helms an array of dry and water-based cleaning services. He and his cleaning team inspect each piece to single out stains before subjecting them to a dry-cleaning machine with organic-based fluid and other eco-friendly techniques. During their specialty Execu-Shirt regimen, techs hand-scrub collars and cuffs, replace missing buttons, and quiz them on Fortune 500 companies before ironing and folding or hanging them. They also tailor ripped seams and sagging hemlines, store furs in a temperature-controlled vault, and preserve wedding gowns with a museum-style, acid-free protection process.
The family that owns and operates Nu-Life Cleaners founded the business 58 years ago, back when it was still considered improper to acknowledge the existence of stains. Today, the clan continues to purge filth from dresses, coats, and sweaters, and even clean, press, and package bridal gowns to help them last until your next wedding.
The technicians at Imperial Dry Cleaners clean clothes efficiently while upholding a 10-point satisfaction policy and delighting clients with pristine garments. Drop off mud-stained pants ($5.95+), mustard-specked skirts ($6.35+), or sport jackets stained with the tears of constantly weeping bald eagles ($9.25+) before noon Monday–Saturday, and Imperial's crew will dry clean duds in two hours' time. Shirts ($2.95) or blouses ($5.95) vying for bubbly caresses of traditional detergents get their wish within four hours for no additional cost. Imperial's multitasking squad treats all clothes like royalty, including short dresses ($10.65+) or treasured jumpsuits saved since high-school competitive-eating days ($14.75+).
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.
Owl Cleaners accommodates dry-cleaning needs for on-the-go customers with a range of clothing freshening. Impress a job interviewer with freshly pressed getup rather than rapid-fire knock-knock jokes by laundering wrinkled dress pants ($8.78), a button-down shirt ($3.09), or a two-piece suit ($16.75). For domestic deterging, deft bedding de-blotchers aerate double bedspreads ($31.45) and double comforters ($31.44). Short dresses ($16.76 each) or plain long gowns ($35.64 each) fix up for a night on the town, and smoke- and fire-damage restoration services can erase evidence of attempts to court firemen. Dry-cleaning orders enjoy free pickup and delivery, as do laundry orders with at least a quintet of shirts. Owl Cleaners delights in providing a quote for any uncommon or uncommonly smudged article in need of special care.