The zookeepers and storytellers at Tiny Tails to You! travel from town to town to organize pop-up petting zoos four days a week, and lease out hands-on learning experiences for festivals, summer camps, and private parties. What beasts turn up at these parties is up to the customer, who might arrange for anything from an avalanche of fluffy bunnies and baby birds to an encampment of chinchillas, hedgehogs, leopard geckos, and tortoises. The staff's love for animals extends beyond informative show-and-tells—head zookeeper Ed Bradfield offers pet-sitting services for dogs, cats, exotic pets, and house-trained rocks, and the zookeepers are nearly always offering baby bunnies for adoption.
An offshoot of Blue Whale Moving Company, eco-friendly Humpback Junk Removal carts away clutter without filling up landfills. The company’s CEO was previously on the board of Goodwill, and the community spirit he demonstrated there is reflected in Humpback’s disposal procedure. Technicians crisscross Austin collecting truckloads of discarded items such as furniture, appliances, and yard waste before dropping off salvageable material at Goodwill and running loads through local recycling centers, saving the dump as an absolute last means of disposal. Thoughtfulness likewise infuses the crew's demeanor during house calls, as they take care to meticulously clean up any messes they make and do all their own carrying, cleaning, sorting, and dance choreography.
For more than 26 years, the licensed and insured cleaning crews from A-Best Water Damage Restoration have been cleansing carpets and upholstery after flood damage or everyday wear. After using powerful dry-vac systems to remove loose soil and lodged tumbleweeds, the technicians then steam clean carpets with truck-mounted equipment to power through stains, odors, and dirt. Specializing in water-damage cleanup, the technicians assess carpets and upholstery after such an event, performing free estimates and even negotiating with insurance companies on behalf of customers. The company is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to schedule an appointment or call for help dealing with a water-damage emergency.
For more than 25 years, The Steam Team has dispatched crews to residential and commercial sites to clean up and make repairs. The company's insured technicians often begin by hauling out hot-water-extraction systems that use steam to remove embedded dirt. While they're at it, the techs can also clean upholstery and leather, refinish hardwood floors, and clear air ducts of dirt and crawling action heroes. The team even repairs damage caused by fire, wind, and hail. The Steam Team does all this using biodegradable, nontoxic products that are safe for humans and pets.
Without relying on toxic cleaning products such as Perchloroethylene and hydrocarbon solvents or a bucket of melted action figures, EcoClean delivers professional garment cleaning and laundry services that are as good for the environment as they are easy on your skin. Thanks to a special wet cleaning process that uses biodegradable detergents and state-of-the-art equipment, clients can have their dirty shirts and blouses ($6.75), pants ($7), and regular dresses ($9) cleaned to a point of earth-friendly squeakiness. To prep for an important job interview or a mistakenly formal appearance at a paintball field, sport coats ($8), two-piece suits ($15), and full-length formal wear ($40) can be rid of their annoying aromas faster than coating a skunk with body spray. EcoClean also provides free pick-up and delivery (limited area available; call for details). Additional charges apply to items that are lined, beaded, stained, pleated, ruffled, or heated frequently in microwaves.
Washing a blemished suit at home can be as difficult as luring a cat into a bath. Star Brite Cleaners helps customers save time by gently sterilizing delicate apparel and household items, arranging weekly pick-up and drop-off dry-cleaning, and offering speedy, same-day laundering. In addition to garment revitalization, the staff performs a slew of services that include custom alterations, leather cleaning, and complimentary button replacement.