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.
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.
For more than 25 years, the staff at 1 Price Cleaners has meticulously destained clients' clothing. The cleaners' eco-safe solution infiltrates fabric fibers, lifting out stains from their deep-seated entrenchments and returning clothing to its former state of purification. Refresh a favorite pair of pants ($4.49) or rejuvenate a stinky sweater ($4.49) to relieve surrounding noses of off-color smells. Jackets and coats ($8.98 each) are less likely to attract hungry garbage trucks when they're free of dirt and debris, while sport coats ($4.49) hang proudly in wardrobes after their dry bath. Silk fabrics sweeten up with no additional upcharge.
Just as doctors keep instrumental parts of the body healthy, the Gillece Services team keeps essential components of the home working safely and efficiently. Instead of working on hearts and brains, though, the company's steady-handed technicians operate on heating, cooling, plumbing, and electrical units.
Their commitment to customer satisfaction stems from founder Tom Gillece, who started the business in 1980 and has since integrated his son Tom Gillece, Jr. into a leadership role. In the company’s more than three decades, the team, under the Gillece family's guidance, has made urgency a top priority. That means they're available when needed most, including on weekends, on holidays, and during breakups. Gillece Services also aspires to make a positive impact on its community and on the world; the company even sent one of its plumbers on a relief mission to Haiti after the earthquake in 2010.
For more than 20 years, the techs at Five Star Furnace—a family-owned-and-operated enterprise—have been minimizing fire hazards, ousting excess dust, and even helping to alleviate physical symptoms such as watery eyes and sore throats by cleaning out air vents. They use a negative-air-pressure method, which involves sending a powerful vacuum unit into main trunk lines, and use poles, brushes, pressurized air, and rubber whip heads to handle individual vents. All of Five Star's HVAC methods and equipment are National Air Duct Cleaning Association–certified.
Simplified Systems' computer-repair technicians rush to clients' homes or small businesses to fix malfunctioning computers, set up wireless networks, and safeguard machines against viruses. In addition to their technical services, staffers consult clients about purchasing decisions, helping customers decide which new computer or software is right for their needs.