GreenStreets Cleaners uses more eco-friendly dry-cleaning solvents than traditional formulas. Although, because even these greener solvents release hydrocarbon by-products, GreenStreets goes the extra mile by using machines that capture and store all of the hydrocarbons until a licensed recycling company can neutralize them. The business’s commitment to environmental responsibility doesn’t stop there. Wash-and-fold laundry services get clothes clean with a plant-derived laundry detergent made exclusively from sprouts that live long and happy lives before they are harvested. Clients who return their plastic dry-cleaning bags and wire hangers get a 10-cent credit for the eco-friendly practice, and all of the company’s delivery services are furnished by fuel-efficient vehicles.
Bedroom & More spiffs up sleep shacks with plump mattresses. Let a queen-size Serta Perfect Day pillow-top mattress ($1,299) caress the curves of bedridden bowling balls, or snuggle into a Simmons Beautyrest Classic twin sleep sponge ($449–$499). Spend $499 or more and Bedroom & More will deliver and set up your dream-inducing duo for free (limited to 30-mile radius).
Enlightened Views' owner, Bart Draper, helms a crew of technicians that diligently deterges residential windows and unclogs gutters. During the window-cleaning service, cleaners arrive at the home clad in protective shoe covers to keep surrounding areas clean as they thoroughly cleanse interior windows and sills of dirt, debris, and last season's apple pies’ crusts. Gunky screens emerge unencumbered after the staffers meticulously rinse and dry their surfaces. A pristine cleaning clears up exterior glass, and technicians carefully scour frames and tracks so windows can be opened and shut without cranking the car jack.
Well Pressed retrieves soiled garments from homes and offices, treats them with eco-safe chemicals, and returns them to their owners spic and span. Undeterred by sweat, grease, or the ink of giant squids, the laundering squad removes scents and stains with biodegradable, water-based solvents. Load dirty dresses ($9.55), suits ($12.70/2-piece), and sweaters ($5.95) into a complimentary bag, bring the bag to work, and hand it off to the friendly tidying team, which visits twice a week. Well Pressed also cleans bulky items such as down pillows ($10.50), sleeping bags ($21), and duvet covers ($26/king or queen), and honors most special requests, such as clothes seeking spot treatments, unconventional creases, or long-term life coaching. Consult the Well Pressed price list for the full rundown of payment options and per-item charges.
Mister Chimney?s modern-day chimney sweeps aren?t just creating cleaner fireplaces with their arsenal of poles, brushes, and scrapers?they?re saving lives. Citing a 2006 report by the Department of Homeland Security, Mister Chimney reports that 73% of heating fires and 25% of residential blazes come from a buildup of creosote, a flammable tar formation formed from billowing smoke and smoldering resentment of the furnace. To augment its work on chimneys and wood stoves, to which its workers bring 25 years of experience, the company offers supplementary services that include repairs, construction, waterproofing, and vent cleaning.
Where most people view the humble VHS tape as a relic of a bygone era, the experts at Audio Video Workshop see it as an endangered species worthy of preservation. With that in mind, they usher spools of easily erased magnetic tape into the digital age without damaging the precious master copies. This professionalism doesn't come by chance; every staff member has a bachelor's degree in broadcast and electronic communication arts ranging from radio and TV to film production, making them a formidable team in the biz. Together they transfer home movies onto DVD, with high-def and Blu-ray options available that project images with pristine quality. Using the Sniper-HD Pro Telecine Scanning system, they can transfer 8mm, Super8, and 16mm film to DVD or Blu-ray. They can also convert various forms of media into digital files for Macs or PCs, letting customers store their nostalgia on a hard drive instead of in their brains, which often fall victim to age and viruses that replace memories with cat videos.