Amsel Cleaning keeps homes and businesses looking fresh by cleansing their interiors and exteriors. Arriving at doorsteps with portable and truck-mounted equipment, dedicated technicians uproot the dirt, mildew, and dust mites that can settle deep within carpeting and upholstery. The teams also clear out the pollen and other allergens that can accumulate in the ductwork and then circulate throughout the home. Outside, power-washing systems help eradicate stubborn stains.
Whether you're resting in a mountain cabin, traveling through a city, or being vented out an airlock into outer space, dust is all around you. Microscopic particles—usually a combination of soil, pollen, skin cells, and minerals—can pile up quickly indoors. The problem is exacerbated by tiny creatures called dust mites, which gather in groups of 100 to 500 per gram of dust to devour flakes of human skin while multiplying in number, excreting waste, and probably chittering away. No matter where you are on Earth, a mote of dust is presently traveling straight toward your eye, thanks to the persistent creation of dust in almost any climate humans inhabit.
Even beyond our planet, dust is ubiquitous: astronomers face the universe's untidiness every time they peer through a telescope and find formations of cosmic dust, which absorb the visible light around them. Although it comes from exploding stars rather than flaky humans, space dust isn't so different from the domestic variety: a 2007 paper published in IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science explored the similarities between the formation of dust bunnies under beds and the coagulation of space dust into planets.
Dirt never sleeps for the bonded and insured cleaning professionals at Miss Clean Scene. Its technicians operate on a 24/7 basis, ridding residences of dust and grime with precision. Prior to joining the team, all staff members undergo criminal, credit, and reference checks to ensure maximum customer security and satisfaction. During training, they also pass a 100-point cleaning checklist mastery program that allows them to execute cleaning missions with sparkling expertise.
Lotus Green Carpet & Rug Care takes environmental responsibility as seriously as the promise to its customers. Its 100% organic cleaning technique, called hot carbonation extraction, keeps kids, pets, and the planet safe, while breaking up and lifting away dirt and stale karma from carpets. Likewise, Lotus offers a 100% satisfaction guarantee on carpet, rug, and upholstery cleaning, pet-stain and odor removal, and spot and stain treatments.
For more than 15 years, the techs behind Express Super Dry have been revivifying carpets and upholstery with a patented carbonated solution that uses less water than steam-cleaning techniques. This in turn avoids the soapy residues and soggy rugs that attract dirt, mildew, and mold. Their nontoxic cleaning solution also subdues pet odors and prevents stains from reappearing. When techs finish purifying fibers, they advise owners to let carpets dry for 60 minutes—rather than the days required by steam cleaning or the weeks required by sprinklers—and back their work with a satisfaction guarantee.
Bellabeads 925 proffers stringable beauties ready for adorning appendages. Opt for one of the multi-chromatic Murano glass beads ($15 each), such as the pink- and white-swirled cherry lollipop or the deep purple Martha's Vineyard, or select a sterling-silver charm ($22 each) so shiny that it could double as the Silver Surfer's currency. DIY jewelers can decorate leather cords ($15 each) with a Venetian dazzle charm embedded with sparkling crystals ($30) to produce a sense of satisfaction that’s unmatched even by drafting an impressive fantasy curling team or finally realizing that you’re (spoiler alert) a ghost.