The cleaning pros at Goodson Steemer work efficiently to cleanse, repair, spot-dye, and boast they can remove even livid red stains. In addition to restoring carpets to prime condition, technicians can also touch up upholstery as well as grimy tile and grout.
Smoke billows from the windows of a white 1,200-square-foot trailer home as water pours from its busted pipes, soaking the carpet as the drywall buckles and blackens. This is a regular day at Jack's House, Rainbow International's training facility and monument to long-time employee Jack White, who ascended to Vice President of Technical Services. Inside, Rainbow International technicians practice the science of restoration through an endless cycle of destruction and renewal. Given that the company's first location opened in 1981, Jack's House rivals Paris Hilton's ability to create disasters that attract disciples; people travel from more than 250 franchises in the United States and Canada to learn and maintain skills that have earned them all IICRC certification in water restoration.
The crew at Rainbow International of Macomb belongs to this network and brings hands-on education and high-pressure heat-cleaning systems to sites ravaged by fires and floods. Part and parcel with their restoration expertise, they clean textiles and hard surfaces such as grout and tile and take a particular interest in mold removal. They will present full documentation of the job's scope before starting work, and take photos before, during, and after the project is complete for your house to show to its friends.
Most Popular Service: Vent cleaning
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Average Duration of Services: 1–2 hours
Brands Used: Ram Air Equipment
Besides making clients happy, what do you like most about your job?
Having a clear case cover, which allows me to see anything and everything that comes out of the vents.
Sometimes it's all about the little things in life. What supplemental courtesies do you include with your main services to leave clients with a smile on their face?
We leave magnets on their fridge or furnace, whichever the client prefers.
When and how did you first develop a passion for your work?
While working in the water restoration field for five years.
The Dirt Hunter targets grit and grime in all its likeliest places, including carpet, tile, grout, and windows. Staffers of the owner-operated, family-run business only use family-safe, eco-friendly products to scour floors and windows until they’re spotless. They also annihilate stains and odors from pets or that pesky neighbor who keeps throwing fish-flavored Jell-O molds through your dining-room window. Technicians are also available for emergency restorations if home flood damage occurs, using the latest equipment to pump out water and clear out mold, mildew, and bacteria.
A checkered-flag door rises from the 1950s-style gas station facade of Corky’s Detailing Shack, where owner Robert Elliot welcomes cars inside for a personally performed detailing. Elliot’s washes use only 100% purified water without the grime of reclaimed alternatives or inefficient spit shines, and his interior detailing services go so far as to remove seats during steam cleaning if necessary. Paintless dent removal, window tinting, and stain guards help maintain aesthetic appearances, and the garage's hydraulic lift assists with more extensive services that range from brake and tire repairs to light electrical repair.