Run by the same family since 1915, Home Steam Laundry & Cleaners fortifies fibers with professional cleansing and pressing treatments. For drive-thru service, customers escort dresses ($8.19), sweaters ($5.19), vests, and ties ($3.69) to the cleaning specialists without having to leave the comfort of their cars' air conditioning or bacon-scented air fresheners. Perchloroethylene-free hydrocarbon solvents work to purify hydrophobic suits ($8.19) and blouses ($4.59), and extracting dryers leave finished garments free of excess chemicals. Flatwork orders ($2.05/pound) such as tablecloths and linens become smooth under the heat of a specialized flatwork-ironing machine. For an additional 25 percent, customers can invoke the Rocket service, which readies garments in three hours, that are dropped off before noon, by launching them into the cleansing atmosphere of the ozone layer.
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.
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.
Using steam and an arsenal of eco-friendly products, the professionals at Austin Tile Cleaning lift stains from rugs and furnishings across the Austin area. A local family-owned business helmed by four industry-trained brothers, the technicians use this expertise to ensure customers are satisfied with their work.
Super Steam's licensed cleaners arrive at homes ready to scrub dust, debris, and odors from carpets, tiles, grout, and air ducts. The technicians activate a powerful truck-mounted Vortex cleaning machine to extract dirt from rugs without the need for harsh chemicals. By using the Vortex, the technicians accelerate the cleaning process, and also help carpets dry more quickly and evenly than tying a blow-dryer to a roomba.
It takes plenty of dedication just to stay in the 105-degree studio for 90 minutes at a time, which is what many of Pure Yoga Austin's students do multiple times a week. Mardy Chen followed her own devotion to the practice to open Pure Yoga Austin with help from her husband and co-director, Jeff Chen. Their team of certified Bikram Yoga instructors share the sweaty yoga style that has been known to help students of all fitness levels achieve leaner physiques, improved athletic performance, and greater mental clarity. The signature Bikram sequence of 26 postures help students develop strength, improve flexibility, and attain the heat endurance necessary to succeed at spelling bees held in saunas.