Why is Model Cleaners an essential business?
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) states that garments and bedding must be cleaned at a temperature “above 167° F” in order to kill a virus. Home washers and dryers cannot exceed 135 degrees. Only professional cleaning will completely eliminate COVID-19 pathogens. At Model Cleaners, we use high-temperature steam (upwards of 300 degrees) as a standard part of our finishing process – effectively sterilizing without damaging your fabrics.
The CDC confirms that the coronavirus can remain active and contagious for hours to days on a variety of materials, including clothing. In addition to fabrics, the National Institute of Allergy and Infection Disease notes that COVID-19 remains active for extended periods of time on stainless steel, cardboard, and copper. These materials are often used for buttons, zippers, and other high touch components of garments.
So if you and your family are:
- Still wearing clothing and outerwear
- Occasionally going out to pick up supplies
- Sleeping on sheets and under blankets every night
- Starting your spring cleaning
Let Model Cleaners help you reduce the risk of virus transmission by sterilizing your garments and household items.
Model Cleaners offers a variety of services to keep the safety of our customers and employees a priority.
- FREE home delivery service (click here to see if we are in your area)
- 24-hour drop boxes (Upper Saint Clair & Collier locations)
- Cash-free Transactions
- Drive-up Windows (Rostraver , Bethel Park & Greensburg locations)
As a family-owned and operated business since 1986, thank you for supporting us during this challenging time. We are proud to continue offering services aimed at keeping our community and customers safe.
In order to prevent the spread of communicable disease, effective August 17th, 2020, a $2 Model garment bag handling & sanitation charge will be applied for all Model garment bags picked up on our pick up and delivery routes. We will apply virus-killing disinfectant to all Model garment bags before it leaves our cleaning facility. This added cleaning measure on the garment bag will help keep our employees and customers safe.
For regularly updated information about steps Model Cleaners is taking to address COVID-19 concerns, please visit our COVID-19 message to customers, or contact our corporate office at 888-996-6335