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.
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 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+).
Hallmark Cleaners repairs and preserves clothes of all types and sizes, mending tiny imperfections and storing them when they’re out of season. The detailed cleaners offer same-day services and welcome linens of all shapes including featherbeds, comforters, and outdoor cushions. Hallmark's multi-surface experts can scrub down household fabrics, such as window blinds, tablecloths, and car mats, or clean leather and furs before they’re stored for summer hibernation. Open seven days a week, the textile technicians offer a drive-thru window for speedy pickup and can collaborate on alterations that add an inch to your waistline or extra-strong loops for your utility belt.
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.