Trained to clean and restore a number of different fabrics, the friendly technicians from A-1 Carpet Cleaners can beautify carpeted and upholstered surfaces for homes as well as vehicles. Their basic steam cleanings exfoliate fibers, and additional odor-control treatments and Scotchgard applications can leave floors looking as untouched as a kindergartner's curriculum vitae. From the curb, meanwhile, they can rejuvenate an automobile's interior by blasting it with rarefied steam. The staffers look beyond fabric-covered surfaces to scrub out air ducts or vents and minimize flood damage to basements. They do this by pumping out any standing water and preventing the growth of mold by injecting penicillin into the walls.