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.
Family owned and operated for more than 50 years, Imperial Cleaners employs a staff of experienced garment-cleansing specialists. Drop off unwashed digs and the highly trained team will pore over clothes, gently removing encrusted stains and dirty smudges from water-averse items such as sweaters ($5.50) and pants ($6.95). Prep a two-piece suit ($13.75) for a public appearance by removing the vestiges of past mud slinging, or wash away the inevitable buildup of creamy nougat filling that make dresses hard to wear ($13.50). In addition to clothing, Imperial Cleaners can also wash household items such as bedding and rugs.
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.
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.