One sunny day, Rob Kelley's kids did something characteristically adorable: they decided to make juice from berries they'd picked in the fields. Not so adorably, they spilled the pitcher of just-smashed berries all over one of his dining-room chairs, and the dark purple juice spread across the upholstery. Luckily for the kids, their father owns Sweet's Chem-Dry, and after a session with the company's hot carbonating extraction system, all evidence of the accident disappeared. Kelley documented his success in a small Facebook album.
His team employs the same carbonation system, along with a green, nontoxic cleanser, to lift dirt and debris from carpets, area rugs, and car interiors. Propelled by a truck-mounted machine, the system's microscopic bubbles delve deep into fibers to push grime to the surface, where hot-water extraction flushes it away. Since this system does not leave residue the way cleaning a carpet traditionally or just letting the birds have at it does, carpets stay clean longer. Fabrics dry in up to two hours, and optional protectant shields carpets and upholstery from future stains.
The cleaning specialists of Lana's Affordable Cleaning work best alone. Their eyes seek out dust and grime before sweeping and mopping floors, washing interior windows, and sanitizing bathrooms. Clients can have the cleaning crews perform other sanitizing services, targeting areas that are often overlooked, including ceiling fans, blinds, and areas around that family that hasn’t left since last month's dinner party.
AAA Professional Window Cleaning scours panes and relieves gutters of their debris burden throughout the mid-Willamette Valley. With a handy appointment, a team of scrubbing sorcerers will descend upon home portholes to transform streaky, gritty glass into sparkly, bird-baffling masterpieces ($85 for outer windows, $125 for inside and outside cleaning). AAA Professional Window Cleaning also rids gutters of leaves, dirt, and filthy vocabulary words ($45–$125), leaving homes gleaming, and clean-sluiced.
The old is made new again when Day One Hard Surface Restoration’s licensed and insured technicians apply their attention to carpets, tiles, and other hard surfaces in commercial buildings and residences. Using nontoxic, eco-friendly products and pressurized, heated water, technicians loosen dirt and grime before vacuuming it away with the help of a patented floor tool. Surfaces are left almost completely dry, making it safe to immediately roller-skate upon them.
On Saturday, May 5, and Sunday, May 6, a sea of vendors and spa technicians transform the Lane Events Center into an escape for women of all ages. The Just for Women Expo's two days of sensory indulgence and shopping benefit visitors twice over, as 50% of ticket-sale profits are donated to organizations dedicated to women's health. This year, comedienne, stress-management expert, and author Leigh Anne Jasheway sets the expo's tone with a keynote speech and by filtering the audience's laughter through auto-tune, which then harmonizes with a number of personal-enrichment seminars. Winetasting and fashion shows punctuate hours of bargain hunting, and raffle tickets given to each guest offer a chance to win a Girlfriends Getaway for four.
Girls Night Out caps Saturday's events with four hours of catered spa pampering and revelry for those 21 and older. Gentlemen servers swing past makeover stations carrying trays of hors d'oeuvres, and 15-minute massages and bites from a chocolate buffet revive guests after belly-dance lessons. Guests to this event also take home goodies and enjoy two free drinks apiece to toast their superior toasting skills.
No job is too dirty for the technicians at Anderson Janitorial. Cleaning professionals use top-quality equipment and cleaning solutions to keep homes and business clean inside and out. They point high-pressure washers at exterior sidewalks and siding, and clear gutters of the dirt and debris preventing rainwater from flowing off freely. They also perform general cleaning services for all sizes of facility, and make their services available on daily, weekly, or bi-millennial schedules.