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 apparel experts at Prologue Services clean, freshen, and maintain wardrobes with their professional dry-cleaning and garment-preservation talents. Garment specialists gently clean hardworking wedding gowns that have been put through the Electric Slide wringer to prepare them for a well-deserved rest. Gowns are then delicately placed inside specialty storage bags, which protect their delicate fabrics from ravages of dust, grime, and catty bridesmaids’ dresses. Remaining sullied wardrobe items get a refreshing thanks to professional-grade products, with which cleaners carefully scrub away spots and freshen fabrics to sharpen standard shirts ($4.50), skirts ($4.50+), and two-piece suits ($10). This offer may only be used on a single visit, and prices may vary slightly by location.
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.
Snow White Specialty Cleaning can dry clean your trousers, press your shirts, or even clean your wedding dress. But to ask for only that would be to squander their expertise. That's because where the cleaners really shine are in the services you might not find anywhere else—handbag cleaning, for instance. Rather than throwing away a hefty investment when it starts looking weathered, ladies can treat their handbags to door-to-door cleaning services from Snow White's cleansing experts, who purge them of dirt and dinginess without harming the hardware or construction. This same allegiance to accessories applies to hats, shoes, and luggage, with careful attention paid to suede and other delicate materials. An atelier division, meanwhile, stands by to take on the projects an average tailor wouldn't touch, such as reweaving sweaters, redesigning fur garments, and even changing the color of a favorite leather coat.
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.