Superior Carpet Cleaning doesn’t just eradicate dirt; it also eliminates the impersonal nature and harsh cleaning practices of bigger carpet-cleaning businesses. Because the company is small, the owner is able to oversee most of the jobs the technicians perform, ensuring each carpet, furniture, and rug fiber they work on is left spotless. And the formulas and equipment they bring along are all environmentally friendly, so newly cleansed floors are left safe for kids, pets, and impromptu handstands to impress the neighbors.
In 2011, owners Daniel Gualtieri and Samuel Vulcano purchased Swanson Cleaners with the intention of maintaining the Swanson family’s 67-year tradition of reliable, quality dry cleaning. The versatile cleaning experts demonstrate their years of experience by banishing stains and marks from clothes ranging from sweaters and ties to simple two-piece suits and their formal cousins the 12-piece chicken dinners.
Family-owned for five generations and 116 years, Smith Housewares and Restaurant Supply stocks residential and commercial kitchens with approximately 18,000 items, including a wide variety of food equipment. Patrons can paint egg-glaze masterpieces with a 1-inch boar-bristle pastry brush ($2.82) or don a chef’s hat ($8.99) to collect free sticky buns from passersby who mistake them for the Pillsbury Doughboy. Alternatively, customers can dunk dough in a 12-cup S/S deep fryer ($77.99) or dip delicacies in chocolate melted with a electric multi fondue set ($71.99) to craft homemade sweets. Hops and yeast from a True Brew Irish stout ingredient kit ($43.89) ferment into 5 gallons of full-bodied ale (equipment not included). Smith Housewares and Restaurant Supply also hosts a substantial array of industrial service equipment for restaurants or wistful home kitchens dreaming of the big time.
Since its founding by William Bright Sr. and William Dunk Sr. in 1927, Dunk & Bright Furniture has grown from a modest storefront to a 100,000-square-foot showroom. The store's staff—accredited by the Interior Design Society and American Society of Interior Designers—leads visitors through a maze of bedroom and living room sets, mattresses, and other pieces by brands such as Ashley, Harden, and aspenhome. A separate 1,000,000-cubic-foot warehouse stores the bulk of the shop's inventory, which also includes wall-to-wall carpeting, area rugs, shutters and blinds, and enchanted mirrors. Dunk & Bright delivers purchases free of charge within 200 miles of Syracuse.
In central New York, the artisans at Brennan Stained Glass Studio work with extreme heat and traditional techniques to craft elaborate stained-glass windows and art pieces. In addition to producing the stained-glass dome atop Alexandria Bay's Boldt Castle, the team has designed and installed windows for thousands of churches, temples, schools, hospitals, restaurants, and office buildings. The team also instructs students in the art of stained glass with its own unique approach. Lessons include basic instruction in the copper-foil method to create window panels and sun catchers. Students may also learn how to design their own custom fused-glass plates so they can stop arguing over dish ownership with their dogs.
Junk King’s red trucks travel to houses around the country to clear homes of clutter while maintaining environmentally safe practices. Friendly haulers give customers a call when they're en route, then cart away anything except hazardous materials, including garden clippings, outmoded furnishings, and cursed Cadillac trunks. The refuse rangers sort through everything they take away, donating what they can to charity, recycling what they can’t, and even sweeping up when the job is done. So far, Junk King has saved 908 tons from entering landfills by striving to recycle more than 60% of what they collect. All appointments are scheduled within two-hour time frames, often with same- or next-day service.
Done Best Cleaning's insured and bonded professionals help trim homeowners' chore lists by taking care of all the dusting, vacuuming, and disinfecting for them. As they move through each room in the home, they follow a cleaning plan customized by the homeowner, letting them know which corners need extra cobweb control and which rooms can be skipped over entirely. Throughout the duration of their stay staff take extra care with all delicate articles, whether banishing dust from priceless artwork or vacuuming around a priceless dust collection.
Licensed and insured technicians clean residences and commercial buildings using disinfecting sprays, powerful vacuum cleaners, and old-fashioned elbow grease. They customize sessions to fit each client's cleaning needs and budget, offering basic cleanings that include vacuuming, mopping, and dishwashing, or the Inside & Out cleaning package, which includes disinfecting all appliances, cabinets, closets, and panic rooms. For even deeper cleans, the Ultimate Clean option combines all of the services in the above two cleaning packages.
The professional crews at All Pro Cleaning Service put unkempt homes through the rinse cycle during one-time and routine cleaning sessions. All Pro technicians are highly trained and can spruce up any size interior space, whether it be a large home, medium-sized office, small air vent, or the dust bunny's condo under the bed. But cleaning is just one bristle in All Pro's ample scrub brush. Clients can also request an interior-painting session or maximize downspout efficiency with a seasonal gutter check.
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Average Duration of Services: 30 minutes or less
Don and Donna Maines opened Green Thumb Markets in 1971, where they began cultivating buds alongside their young son, David. Though Don and Donna have retired, visitors can still spot David, his wife, and his four boys working in their greenhouse. They tend geraniums, prune roses, and discuss customers’ gardening concerns and methods for keeping lazy poets from using their roses as similes. Giant hanging baskets dangle from the ceiling, the electrically hued, trumpet-shaped blossoms of petunias spilling forth and tangling with ivy geraniums. On the ground, colorful rows of perennials, annuals, and vegetables thrive alongside a variety of topsoils, compost, and environmentally friendly mulches.
The Maines family also runs an onsite bakery, which they stock with their own homemade ice cream, cookies, and pies.
The do-it-yourself project experts at True Value can advise on the proper implements needed to complete an array of home-improvement jobs. Be prepared to upgrade hardware and assemble furniture with both slotted and Phillips heads thanks to a six-piece screwdriver set ($16.99), each forged from corrosion-resistant steel and heat-treated in a hot tub filled with magma to ensure durability. For carpentry undertakings, Titebond original wood glue ($5.99 for 16 oz.) unites any tree-based surfaces. True Value's team also supplies safety equipment, including mirrored safety glasses ($18.99) that can block the eyes from UV rays and airborne wood shavings when sharpening toothpicks that hang from the mouths of the Mount Rushmore faces. Craftsmen can stash their repair implements in a 19-in. all-purpose toolbox ($41.99).
The trained experts from Victory Cleaning Services believe that hiring someone else to clean your house should yield a feeling of freedom. That's why they wage war against dust and filth without requiring customers to sign a service contract, opting instead to sweep through on a one-time basis or as often as the customer likes. Basic or deep-down cleanings reclaim kitchens, bathrooms, common areas, and walkways, whittling down customer to-do lists and according them more free time to mess up the homes of their friends and neighbors.
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Average Duration of Services: 2–4 hours, duration may vary
Whether homes need an in-depth spring cleaning or a quick maintenance dusting, CLB Cleaning Services is willing to do whatever it takes to keep abodes spotless. A specialist will arrive at doorsteps toting all necessary supplies and equipment, prepared to scour every nook and cranny for signs of stubborn dust or grime. One-time appointments are always available, but CLB Cleaning Services also offers weekly, biweekly, and monthly visits.