The Youth Rally Committee creates a community for young people with rare medical conditions to bond over shared experiences, learn about symptom management, and find relief from the sense of alienation that accompanies these rare conditions. Kids aged 11–17 with bowel and bladder disorders such as ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, and cancers of the bowel or bladder come together once a year for a weeklong rally on a college campus. During their stay, they take part in outdoor games and off-campus trips to local museums, and learn how to manage their conditions with activities overseen by nurses and counselors who also have similar conditions. Counselor skits and a camp dances relieve stress in the evenings, while off-campus events promote medical self-management in a public setting.
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The cleaning technicians from Brilliant Home and Office Cleaning push their mops and brooms through a 21-point checklist that ensures no dust or grime escapes their notice. The list includes tasks ranging from scouring tubs and sinks to dusting picture frames, and the experts’ tri-color cleaning system assures that they will match the appropriate cleaning products to each area’s needs. In addition to regular tidying, the professionals tackle more in-depth challenges such as cleaning up backyards and hand-washing dishes or polishing a collection of butter sculptures.
Squeaky Clean's insured technicians not only sweep and dust abodes, but also tackle such unexpected tasks as removing snow and painting homes inside and out. Like a shark driving a truck with bum brakes, housecleaning crews never stop moving, vacuuming drapes, organizing garages, and cleaning ovens with environmentally friendly supplies. The detail-oriented team wipes corners and crevices, but takes care to respect areas designated as "off-limits" or "filled with grizzly bears." Technicians can also blast away grime from home exteriors with power washers and clean and repair gutters.
It may seem unlikely, but the air inside homes is often more polluted than the air outside. That’s because homes cycle air, which can contain pollen, dust, and dander, through HVAC systems until somebody finally breathes it. The team of technicians at Crystal Clean applies 18 years of experience to help keep indoor atmospheres clear of particulate offenders by scouring air ducts, vents, and ducts. Techs also undertake water-damage repair, stymying the growth of mold and mildew.
Ultra Klean's certified cleaning technicians have eradicated stains, dirt, and odor from homes for the past 25 years. Technicians deep clean carpets using true-stream extraction techniques powered by truck-mounted equipment–as opposed to a team of paperboys pedaling on stationary bicycles. Utilizing people- and pet-safe products, they also clean upholstery, tiles, and grout. They’re also able to coat fabrics in Teflon fabric protectors, which empowers carpets to repel stains.