The Largest Dry Cleaner in Western, PA Just Got Bigger.
Model Cleaners is very excited to announce that Ruby’s Cleaners of the North Hills has merged with the Region’s Largest Award-Winning, Family Owned and Operated Master-Drycleaner, Model Cleaners. Ruby’s Cleaners stores are in Allison Park, Babcock, Middle Road, Seven Fields, Franklin Park, Treesdale, Ingomar, and Oakmont.
These locations will be converting to Model Cleaners locations over the course of the year. This means our footprint just got larger and we will be able to service more areas than ever before. This will also give Model Cleaners 20 total locations throughout the greater Pittsburgh area to better serve our community.
What does acquiring Ruby’s Cleaners mean?
President of Model Cleaners, Dan LaCarte states that “Acquiring Ruby’s Cleaners, is a great addition to the Model Family of stores. We are excited about giving the customers of Ruby’s Cleaners added time-saving services that we offer at Model Cleaners. Most specifically, our Free Pickup and Delivery service will now be an option for the current customers of Ruby’s Cleaners”
Model Cleaners would like to state that the current customers should not see any disruption to their current experience; in fact, they can expect the same great customer service and cleaning expertise combined with new benefits that only Model Cleaners can deliver.
This change will happen over time, so Model Cleaners will make sure to communicate with customers as the transition occurs. We are expecting a smooth transition for us and most importantly our valued customers. As always, thank you for being our valued guest.
National Pizza Day is here!
National Pizza Day is here and if you’re like everyone else, you’re either making your favorite pie or ordering it from your local pizza joint. Whatever the case may be, pizza sauce can stain your clothes! Pizza stains can sink into your clothes quickly and the longer it sits, the more increasingly difficult it becomes to remove the pizza sauce. So for National Pizza Day, we decided to help you out with the mess in a few easy steps.
Steps To Remove Pizza Sauce Stains
Once the spill has happened, try to remove as much as the pizza sauce as possible. You can do this by using a spoon. Something that won’t damage your clothing and isn’t too sharp. Do not wipe the sauce off as this will just push the stain deeper into the fabric. Do not skip this step, as it is the most important step in getting that pizza sauce stain out.
Now is the time to gather up a mild soap or liquid detergent you may have sitting around. Rub the soap where the pizza sauce once was using a circular motion. Massage the soap into the stained area for a couple of minutes until you can see the soap start to turn white and foamy. If the garment is white now is the time to dab the area with bleach. We do not recommend using bleach if the garment is not white or bleach safe.
Make sure to test the detergent or bleach on a small hidden area of your garment. Wash your garment as you normally would and make sure to check the garment for the pizza stain once it is out of the washing machine. If the pizza sauce stain is still visible you may repeat the steps listed above again. You can even let it soak for up to 30 minutes before washing it again. Do not put your garment in the dryer before the stain has been completely removed, as the heat from the dryer can permanently set the stain.
To find more Model Cleaners tips from our blog you can find it here.
With The Pittsburgh Penguins going into their 2018 season, everyone will be sporting their favorite jersey this year! Model Cleaners thought it would be a great idea to let you in on some jersey upkeep and maintenance. This Jersey Stain Removal guide may be useful for any avid sports fan. We have had a positive experience in the past with these tips, and hope you do as well. Model Cleaners suggest you test each method on a small area of the jersey just to make sure it won’t have a negative effect on the jersey. If anyone else has any other advice, we would love to hear your feedback!
Turn your jersey inside out to prevent any damage to the crest, patches, nameplate, or numbers. Use the most delicate cycle and the coldest setting on your washing machine. We suggest adding about 2 TBSP of OxiClean for each jersey you’re washing, but don’t add any other detergent.
As a general rule with jersey stain removal, most people hang their jerseys to dry. This not only prevents any heat pressed logo issues, but it also ensures that if there is a stain that you missed when you decided to wash it, it won’t set into the fabric as much. In our experience, once a jersey is dried with heat, it becomes a lot harder to get the stain out.
Method 1 – Using Household Products for Jersey Stain Removal
This method can be used on both White and colored jerseys.50% Baking Soda25% Hydrogen Peroxide25% Dawn Dish Soap
Mix these together in a small container until combined. Using a toothbrush, scrub the stained area with the mixture. Don’t be afraid of using too much of the mixture, it will wash out easily. Depending on the severity of the stain, we will scrub anywhere from 1-5 minutes. Once all areas of the stains are scrubbed, we hang the jersey up for 1-2 hours, or until the mixture has dried onto the jersey. Rinse the jerseys either in a sink or using a clean bucket until there are no more suds. From here you can hang the jersey up and allow it to dry or you can launder it. We typically launder it even if the stains are no longer there because extra soap may still be in the jersey and stains can be harder to see when wet.
Method 2 – Using OxiClean for Jersey Stain Removal
This method can be used on both white and colored jerseys.Following the directions on the container of Oxiclean, soak the stained jersey for up to 6 hours. Once soaked, you can wash the jersey as mentioned above.Alternatively, you can mix the OxiClean with water to form a paste similar to toothpaste. You can lightly scrub this paste on the stain with a toothbrush and allow for the paste to dry onto the jersey. Once dry, wash the jersey as mentioned above, but without the added OxiClean.
Method 3 – Using Dry Cleaning for Jersey Stain Removal
Let the professionals handle it. Our garment specialists have over 50 years of experience and will decide the best method to handle your jersey. We clean thousands of jerseys each year and have professional grade Green Earth chemicals, as well as dedicated machines for stain removal.
Method 4 – Using Bleach for Jersey Stain Removal
This method is ONLY for white parts of jerseys.Model Cleaners only recommends this method if you have tried other methods before and have had no success. We don’t recommend this method for thin white strips on a colored jersey. Combine bleach and baking soda into a thick paste, similar to toothpaste. Place something in between the front of the jersey and the back as well as the surface you’re working on to prevent any damage to the other side of the jersey or the surface. Very carefully place a thin layer of this paste onto the stain and allow it to completely dry. Once dried, scrape off any excess dried bleach and launder as mentioned above.
Removing Smoke Smell
Soak the jersey in vinegar overnight and put it through the wash. Might need a couple vinegar soaks to completely get rid of the smell, but it works.
Removing Grease Stains
Soak the stain in cold water. Take some standard original blue Dawn dish detergent and put some on the stain. Work the detergent into the stain either by rubbing or using an old toothbrush. You should see the stain disappear before your eyes if A. It’s grease and B. It hasn’t been set in for too long.
Are you tired of stepping on your children’s toys?
With our Model Cleaners Tips, we hope to make your hectic life just a little easier. With that said, we know kids tend to have a lot of toys. Most of those toys live everywhere but the toy box. You can utilize the giant zippered bags to keep toys organized. The bag allows kids to transport their trucks, dolls, and stuffed animals wherever they want to play. The portable toy bag is also a great way to travel with toys. Kids can easily see what’s in the bag and perhaps resist the urge to dig everything out of the bag and spread it all over the back of your minivan.
What to do with my winter garments?
Coming in at number two for our Model Cleaners Tips, hacking our comforter bags. The Model Cleaners comforter bag can help store your winter garments. Winter items like your snowsuits, boots, gloves, hats, and scarves fit perfectly in the plastic zippered bag. Thus making your garments easily located for next winter. You can allow your children to decorate their own bags for a fun family activity. This way it allows them to easily distinguish their own bag when it comes time to retrieve them from the attic. The plastic comforter bags will also keep dust and moths from invading your winter gear.
Who has room for all these sheets!?
If you’re like everyone else and have spare bedsheets for guests and lack closet space, try using one of our comforter bags. By using a Model Cleaners comforter bag as a storage center for extra sheets and pillowcases you can fit a lot of sheet sets in one bag, and you’ll protect the sheets from dirt until you need to use them again. As an added bonus, if you toss in a dryer sheet before sealing up your bag, your fresh clean linens will smell as fresh as the day you put them away.
To see this Model Cleaners tip in action, head on over to our YouTube page.
Model Cleaners is set to launch the 2017 annual Coats for Kids Competition among area schools, with the overall program goal to collect, clean and deliver 10,000 coats to area kids that are in need of staying warm during the cold months ahead.
Below is a quick snapshot on how the Model Cleaners Coats for Kids Competition works:Continue Reading
Model Cleaners is now open in Morgantown, West Virginia! The region’s largest family owned and operated dry-cleaner is now operating it’s 14th location in the region on Mileground Rd. in Morgantown, WV.
The new location features a customer drive-thru, an on site seamstress, Free Home/Office Pickup and Delivery, a 24 Hour Garment drop off box, an exclusive Customer Rewards Program while cleaning with “region” exclusive environmentally friendly cleaning technology with GreenEarth Cleaning. Learn more about Model’s GreenEarth Cleaning methods here!.
Kids helping other needy Kids stay warm this winter! That is what caring for one another is all about!!
Over 4,000 area kids and families in need of a warm coat will stay warm this winter thanks to the efforts of area students and Model Cleaners.
With the help of Upper St Clair, Seton LaSalle, Charleroi, Peters Twp and Belle Vernon school districts, Model Cleaners collected, cleaned and delivered over 4,000 coats since October 9th! At Model we have given away $54,000 dollars of Free Cleaning in an effort to help kids stay warm this winter!
The final Coats 4 Kids standings are below! Upper St Clair pulled out a tight win over Seton LaSalle in the 1st Annual Model Cleaners Coats for Kids Competition! Thank you to all the students, parents and administrators for all your help the past 8 weeks!
We will be back in 2017 with more schools and hopefully more coats donated, cleaned and delivered for area Kids in need!
|Coats 4 Kids Standings||Enrollment||Coats Collected||Coats/Student|
|Upper St Clair (9-12)||1394||958||0.687|
|Seton LaSalle (9-12)||519||337||0.649|
|Peters Twp (K-12)||4300||1176||0.273|
|Belle Vernon (K-12)||2522||382||0.151|
A NEW daily Coat Donation record has been set while a NEW Leader has Emerged in the Model Cleaners “Coats for Kids” Contest with only one more week remaining!!
On Friday December 2nd, various Model Cleaners trucks set out to pickup all of the donated Coats from Participating School districts. Our Model trucks were so over-flowed with coats, that we had no room in our trucks to pickup the coats donated from the Peters Township School district…. But do not worry Peters Township we will be there 1st thing on Monday to pickup your school’s donated coats!
Model Cleaners picked up a total of 858 COATS FOR KIDS TODAY bringing our TOTAL COAT FOR KIDS DONATIONS to 2,444 COATS.
2,444 Coats have been donated by area students then picked up, cleaned and donated by Model Cleaners in just 8 weeks!
During this time of Thanksgiving, we certainly have a lot to be thankful for. With the efforts of local students and Model Cleaners we have now Collected and Cleaned 1,586 Coats for Kids before the Holiday season. Your continued caring is the reason why Kids will stay warmer this winter!
Charleroi and Upper St Clair keep going back and forth for the leader in the Inagural Model Cleaners “Coats for Kids” Competition. Charleroi (k-12) (0.251) is holding a slim lead over Upper St Clair (9-12) (0.247). Also rising in the standings is Peters Twp (k-12) who has collected 330 coats as a district the past two weeks. The winning school with the highest Coat per Student enrolled ratio will receive $1,000 dollars from Model Cleaners while the 2nd place school receiving $500 dollars.
|Coats 4 Kids Standings||Enrollment||Coats Collected||Coats/Student|
|Upper St Clair (9-12)||1394||345||0.247|
|Seton LaSalle (9-12)||519||69||0.133|
|Peters Twp (K-12)||4300||540||0.126|
|Belle Vernon (K-12)||2522||248||0.098|
If you are not apart of these school districts you can still donate a coat at any one of our 12 local Model Cleaners locations. The last day for Coat collections is Friday December 9th, 2016. This Coat drive is for Coats only of any size.