At Almaden Valley Window Washing, a small, family-run business operating for more than three decades, technicians use only child- and pet-safe cleaning products to oust gunk from homes' interiors and exteriors. Grime fighters free windows of light-blocking filth and relieve gutters of accumulated foliage or broomstick fibers dropped by migrating witches. The handy team can also refurbish houses' insides with home repairs or remodeling. Always attuned to homeowner's satisfaction, the company's landscape architects use meticulous techniques when coiffing hedges, installing gutter protectors, or painting decks with glow-in-the-dark bull's eyes for arriving UFOs.
Vince Serio—detailing whiz and owner of Serio's Custom Detailing—works with a team of skilled detailers to bring dirty cars, trucks, SUVs, motorcycles, RVs, and boats back to a state of cleanliness. His shop's services include à la carte treatments to help remove overspray, tar, and interior stains caused by carpooling with oil tycoons. Basic hand washes and waxes and clay-bar treatments give way to in-depth detailing sessions such as the Full Auto Transformation, which leaves even the filthiest of cars clean and shiny after about four hours of attention from Vince and company.
At The Car Spa, detailers use soft cloths, hand waxes, and shampoo to bring soiled vehicles back to a shiny state. Their sole focus is to remove interior and exterior filth, whether it’s a coffee spill soiling the carpet or a smudge of road grime tainting the finish. They target everyday wear with wash packages that include soft-cloth washes and a clear coat.
More advanced blemishes can be undone with a detail package; treatments such as buffing, polishing, and leather conditioning rekindle the car’s original glow and make it proud to roll down the assembly line at its 10-year factory reunion.