After John Gartner graduated from the University of Kansas with a bachelor's degree in microbiology, he was bound for the floor. As a professional floor cleaner, that is. Gartner uses his microbiology expertise to bust stains and grime with Major Floor Care, a more-than-40-year-old company. Before taking on a new client, Gartner comes over for a complimentary consultation, during which he checks out carpets to determine the right treatment plan and products. He then uses a special hot-water-extraction method gentle enough to use on all carpet types but strong enough to take on an open-mouthed bearskin rug. Gartner is certified by the IICRC, an institute that regulates and improves carpet-cleaning standards and provides educational materials so its members can stay up to date on the latest cleaning technology.
With 28 years in the business, the expert personnel of National Carpet Care, Inc. know how to rid floors of lingering dust, dirt, and dander. Dedicated to environmentally safe practices, the crew tidies up carpets with safe formulas that won't damage the fibers or the sensitive noses of dust bunnies. The staffers' special focus on eliminating pet odors leaves domiciles with a fresh aroma, and their quick-drying products, 24-hour emergency services, and corrective cleanings for heavily soiled carpets make them the go-to choice for both quality and convenience. In addition to carpet services, the company also offers carpet, tile, and upholstery cleaning.
The licensed, bonded, and insured team of 4 Sons Restoration restores floors with a four-step process. First, the team pretreats with a nontoxic, eco-friendly cleanser to break up grime. Then it applies up to 3,000 PSI of water pressure to tough areas and follows that up with more than 200 degrees of heat. Lastly, cleaners vacuum to soak up all the soil and dirty water, leaving behind like-new floors. They can use this same process on both residential and commercial tile floors, and also extend their cleaning services to carpets, counter tops, decks, patios, and more.
Priceless Cleaners harnesses two decades of laundering experience to revitalize weary wardrobes and provide top-notch customer service, which garnered attention from the Orlando Sentinel. Shirts ($2.89) sullied with stains transform from feral rags into textile masterpieces, and pants ($6.29) that conquer their mud-soaked seams will be so overcome with joy that they perform bodyless victory laps through a high-end belt store. Clients can also gussy up dresses ($10.59), two-piece suits ($11.69), and blouses ($6.39), ensuring that closets overflow with crisp, pristine garments that smell as fresh as an artesian spring filled with patchouli.
Owner Maria Cruz attributes the success of her business to her dependable team, about whom she says, "I would trust them with a set of keys to my own house . . . I trust them wholeheartedly."
It would be hard not to, as the foreman of her carpet-cleaning crew, Joe, brings 10 years of experience to his work, and her housecleaning field supervisor, Patricia, brings more than 20 years. "I just could not do this without them," she emphasizes, citing Joe's talent for extracting red candle wax from a light-blue berber carpet, and Patricia's dedication to the checklist Maria created to ensure consistency in cleaning sessions.
Both cleaning teams are licensed, bonded, and insured, as well as thoroughly background checked to ensure that no one has a second job as a mud wrestler. The carpet cleaners purge dirt and debris from carpets with a steam-extraction system and stay well-versed in chemical concoctions to remove extra-tough stains. The housecleaners arrive at homes armed with commercial-grade supplies that will sanitize every surface they touch, plus eco-friendly products if the client desires. The cleaning checklist can be customized to satisfy individual requests.