Bill Blair spent 20 years training franchise owners how to build their businesses. One day he asked, "Why can't I do it for myself?" He knew from experience that one niche market was in need of modernizing more than any other—green cleaning. “That was something that was really important to me,” he says. “So I decided to be the premier residential cleaning company at the forefront of that eco-friendly movement."
NuKastle Cleaning's approach employs Green Seal chemicals and color-coded microfiber cloths and mop heads, which help to avoid cross-contamination. Though the environmentally friendly products are an important part of Bill's mission, he explains why traditional chemicals are always on hand for those who request them: "A lot of green chemicals will sanitize but not disinfect, and some clients really like that chemically fresh smell. I can always do partially green, fully green—whatever fits the needs of the customer." Another important facet of NuKastle's strategy is the ability to tailor services to individual clients. "Companies will quote prices based on the website's stock info,” Bill says. “It doesn’t focus on the needs of customers." So he does things a little differently. "I go meet the homeowner first, spend 15 minutes coming up with a detailed work schedule fitted to their needs. It's about a relationship that I want to establish, a rapport." This desire to form personal bonds is one reason NuKastle partners with Cleaning For A Reason, a charitable organization offering free house cleaning to women battling cancer.
Despite spending most of their time sleeping outside, driving through dirt and puddles, and wearing themselves out by chasing their own mufflers, vehicles emerge from A Team Auto Enhancement looking sprightly, sharp, and renewed. The certified staff members specialize in reuniting autos with their highest cosmetic potential, which they uphold by using premium waxes to bring about glossy finishes, dressing exteriors in graphic 3M vinyl wraps, and shrouding windows in stylish, protective tinted films. And if motorists have trouble waking their slumbering vehicles, the mobile-detailing staff will haul reserves of water, electricity, and cleaning products to their location for an onsite bath.
Hardwood Floors and More's IICRC-certified staff, who have more than 15 years of experience, install, clean, and maintain hardwood, tile, and carpeted surfaces. While cleaning carpets, they follow a nine-step process to eliminate dirt and allergens, beginning with a pretreatment to loosen tough stains. Hot-water extraction sanitizes carpets, and a protective spray helps to protect fibers from abrasive particles. In addition to installing hardwood and tile, the team also hand-cleans corners, and sands, finishes, buffs, and waxes the surfaces, ridding them of grease and dirt that may pose challenges for future archaeologists.
Owned and operated by a mother-daughter duo, the licensed and bonded All About Cleaning has deployed professional cleaners on crusades against household grime since 1975. In three-hour sessions, house-cleaning experts tackle approximately eight to nine rooms, or one to two in-home arboretums, gussying up glass, dusting furniture, and vacuuming carpets. In bathrooms, the professional cleaners disinfect fixtures and vacate trashcans; in kitchens, they scour appliances and mop floors. Upon request, cleaners extend their sanitary scepters beyond standard services to include in-depth refrigerator-interior cleaning, upholstery vacuuming, and clearing out closets left filthy by boogeyman raves.
For more than six decades, Stanley Steemer has expunged dirt and stains to produce happy, gleaming homes. The clean-centric company’s experienced technicians journey to sullied homesteads, unleashing their dexterous digits on a variety of surfaces to evict dulling debris accumulated from foot traffic, spills, and indoor meteor showers. Degunk a grimy carpet ($42 for rooms up to 300 square feet), or evict the dirty inhabitants from tile and grout work ($0.75 per square foot). Stanely Steemer also upholds the inherently sparkling nature of upholstery, air ducts, and hardwood floors. Clean-seeking homes in the Illinois counties of Madison, Calhoun, Saint Clair, and Monroe and in the Missouri counties of St. Louis, Jefferson, Franklin, St. Charles, Warren, and Lincoln (except 63019) are all within Stanely Steemer’s scouring, degriming grasp.