Klinke Cleaners’ dependable service and lasting commitment to the trade hasn’t gone unnoticed. In the last 30 years, they have won a gold medal in Madison Magazine’s Best of Madison category 29 times. However, before founders Maurice and Trudy Klinke had ever conceived of opening a cleaners, they were the proud owners of Klinke Hatchery, which raised more than 125,000 baby chicks a week. Perhaps the smell given off by thousands of chickens inspired them to seek a less malodorous occupation, because in 1958, they opened the first location of Klinke Cleaners.
In its early days, Klinke Cleaners used Econ-O-Crest dry-cleaning machines—early forerunners of modern dry-cleaning machines—but as the business grew, so did its thirst for new technologies. Soon, the company was installing new equipment nearly as quickly as it could be created, including shirt-finishing stands, drapery-pleating machines, and pants leggers, used to set precise creases in slacks. In 2000, the Klinke family began to consider expansion beyond Madison, leading to a rapid period of growth that culminated in 21 locations across southern Wisconsin and one experimental site at the bottom of Lake Michigan. Its EarthSmart Systems dry-cleaning process uses solvents and machines that are less damaging to the environment, as well as reusable garment bags and hangars to help decrease landfill waste. Most locations also offer a speedy turnaround with drive-thru windows and same-day pickup.
The friendly clothing cleansers at Martinizing Dry Cleaning have been scrubbing the enrobements of southeastern Wisconsinians for more than 40 years. The noble employees will confront any stain with strong words and all the dirt-scattering ammo in their arsenal, ensuring your garments return to you soft, clean, and smelling like pastoral Latvian pancake houses. Sweat-soaked blouses ($8.03), mud-caked slacks ($8.04), butter-drenched bedspreads (starting at $24.31), and your beloved sea-water-doused prom jumpsuit ($21.30) will be cleaned, freshly dried, and folded into neat origami ostriches. The Department of Natural Resources–partnered environmental dry cleaner will bestow upon you the freshly cleaned garments on recycled hangers, enclosed in recycled bags.
Molly Maid's dependable and trustworthy grime-gunners are armed with their own professional cleaning products and a grudge against dust. Though many cleaners leave behind the antiseptic scent of bleach and artificial pine, the Molly Maid team uses natural products that won't harm your family, your pets, your family's family of pets, your pet family, or the environment. These gentle yet effective products will get surfaces sparkly clean without damaging furniture finishes or utility surfaces.
Sun Cleaners takes pride in laundering mud-splattered wardrobes and paintball-plastered formal wear so their owners don't have to. The newly remodeled shop collects temporarily tarnished items such as two-piece suits ($12.50), dresses ($12.50), and pants ($5.85) and thoroughly refurbishes them in two to three days time. Comforters ($14.25–$19.75) can also be cleaned and blazers ($5.88 each) can have their surfaces refaced in time to be emblazoned with the family crest or a fleet of embroidered miniature blazers. Drop off your laundry in the morning and retrieve a clean, wrapped version of it the same evening. Or, hang out a while you take advantage of Sun’s free WiFi to email inspirational chain letters to depressed congressmen.
Certified by the National Fireplace Institute and the Chimney Safety Institute of America, the professional sweeps from Badgerland Chimney keep chimneys free of buildup and working properly. The team clears blocked flues of excess soot and the occasional baby dragon. Additionally, the sweeps will inspect chimneys and fireplaces for leaks and issues that need repair, and clean dryer vents to reduce the risk of fire.
SteamDry Complete Carpet Care's troop of clean-cut technicians expunges fibers of lingering stains with powerful, truck-mounted cleaning units. Scrubbing specialists relocate furniture obstructions in living and dining areas before cleansing carpets of dust, dirt, and food stains tracked in by gorging bands of dusty dirt-bikers. Deeply buried odors and bacteria abscond during a meticulous sanitizing-and-deodorizing step, and an all-over application of 3M Scotchgard protects absorbent strands from future oil- and water-based stains. The cleansing process takes less than an hour, and sopping shag typically dries in fewer than 24 hours, though the drying duration can change based on outside humidity and temperature, carpet density, and the presence of dining-room slip 'n' slides.