For more than five decades, the friendly staffers at Ross Cleaners have emancipated stains from the shackles of linens through speedy dry-cleaning and laundering services. Well-dressed sloppy-joe jugglers can treat their double-breasted seersuckers to a delicate dry cleansing ($13), while magnetized white gowns can learn to repel heavy-metal muds during their own detailed scouring ($12.25). Clients can also bring dastardly dirt to justice with wash-dry-fold services that clean multiple items at once before organizing them for easy stuffing in card catalogs ($1.80 per pound).
Lapels Dry Cleaning's professional staff purifies prized fabrics with environmentally friendly practices that have earned the cleaners certification as an EnviroStars business. Prices vary from location to location, but customers can drop off sullied sweaters ($6.25+), pants ($6.35+), two-piece suits ($13.45+), or down comforters ($30+) for a cleansing encounter with an odorless, nontoxic solvent. As a further commitment to eco-friendly commerce, Lapels recycles all hangers and bags, and uses only low-energy LED signage rather than coal-powered billboards or easily weaponized nuclear marquees.
The air in a home is filled with tiny particles invisible to the naked eye, including mold spores, bacteria, and dust. Though seemingly innocent, these things can collect in air duct, air-conditioner fans, and many other parts of HVAC systems, decreasing energy efficiency and potentially causing damage or sneezing fits from any feral relatives living in the vents. Luckily, Green Air Cleaning, LLC's certified technicians inspect and clean systems to ensure air circulates smoothly and without harmful pollutants. They can even install a UV-air-purification system, which destroys any mold or bacteria that crosses its ultraviolet path.
Beantown Chimney Sweep's trained technicians can clean your home's soot-filled sinuses starting with a CSIA level-one inspection. Then, a chimney cleaning helps eliminate bad odors and potentially dangerous and flammable creosote deposits while improving fireplace draft. Beantown's soot scrubbers also offer free estimates to deep clean both old and new chimneys, fine-tuning firewood holders so that smoke-signal communiqués do not go misinterpreted.
Spotless New England—honored as the Best House Cleaner in 2014 by _Boston Magazine_—prides itself on its meticulous staff and its all-natural cleaning products. Put the two together and you have cleaners scouring every nook and cranny of a home with family- and pet-safe cleaning products. The crews uproot dirt in all its forms and leave surfaces from the kitchen sink to the bathtub shiny. Their cleaning itinerary is extensive and promises that cleaners make all the necessary stops: bedrooms, kitchen, underneath dolls' fingernails. And, they do so with deliberate tools chosen for their safety, including microfiber cloths, HEPA vacuums, and Method-brand green cleaning supplies. Spotless also offers commercial cleaning and landscaping services; owner Nick Dennis is a respected member of Boston's non-profit community who's done work with The Young Leaders Council of Fenway Health and the Governor’s Commission on Gay and Lesbian Youth.
Laundry Basket does not want your money—at least not the quarters. Instead, its front-loading washers and 15-pound-capacity dryers run on swipe cards, to which customers add value via an onsite touchscreen. While washables clean up the traditional way, rows of white enameled metal, glass, and steel dead-end at the dry-cleaning counter, where garments and household textiles, such as comforters, can be chemically refreshed. Customers can also leave clothes behind for wash-and-fold services, during which staffers get clothes so clean that Queen Elizabeth could eat off them if she didn't subsist solely on divine right.