While most cleaning companies are content to leave floors clean enough to eat off of, the team from L & S Maid Service strives to leave them safe to eat off of as well. These cleaners wipe away dust with microfiber cloths, polish surfaces with Green Seal–certified products, and use HEPA-filter vacuums to clean up after the kids leave a trail of breadcrumbs to remember how to get to the kitchen. They use green cleaning techniques not only during new baby cleaning services, but also during regular house and commercial cleaning sessions. In addition, L & S Maid Service's staff can clean carpets and straighten up messes after construction projects or parties.
The folks at Maid In DC use microfiber cloths and HEPA-filtered vacuums to bring homes to their cleanest forms. They remove dust, dirt, and grime from the home and make living spaces easy on those with children, pets, and allergies. The trained and screened cleaners take contaminants to task in bedrooms, kitchens, and bathrooms. See their cleaning itinerary––it outlines their process, which covers everything from windowsills to appliances.
Elite Cleaning Services’ staffers spend between two and three hours scrubbing each DC-metro-area home they visit during their convenient Monday–Saturday workweek. Professional grime eradicators descend on cluttered homes at appointed times between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., dusting knickknacks and sweeping, mopping, or vacuuming floors besmirched by foot traffic or one to three Stooge houseguests. Workers take special care to sanitize kitchen fixtures and bathroom furnishings, and leave kitchen-appliance surfaces looking polished and magazine-shoot ready. For smoothest service, Elite recommends that clients leave staffers a list of cleaning preferences and items that they shouldn't touch, stack fresh linens on the beds, and clean up any scattered toys, clothes, and flesh-eating chupacabras lying around.
For nearly 30 years, Jaryam has matched ladies to fine, form-fitting lingerie from hard-to-find European designers such as Isabel de Pedro and high-end labels such as La Perla, Cotton Club, Huit, and Falke. Step through the boutique’s red-framed door into a 19th-century townhouse bathed in soft light and browse silky wares from Under Glamour ($10), Commando ($20–$26), NuBra ($34–$65), and Andres Sarda ($112+). A La Perla basic bra allows ladyfolk to return to the root of undergarment elegance ($98), and the Marie Jo convertible bra in nude hides underneath any garment like a fugitive wanted for stealing chameleons ($110). Jaryam’s friendly, knowledgeable staff strolls the skivvies shop’s hardwood floors at all times and extols helpful sizing advice whenever a customer needs it.
Bacteria, mold, dust mites. These and other allergens are just some of the irritants that DC Carpet Cleaning’s seasoned techs can remove from home carpeting. On any given carpet-cleaning job, the crew scours carpets with nontoxic and organic products, removing odors and stains in a manner safe for children and pets. They are also trained to handle delicate Persian and Indian rugs, helping even ornate pieces retain their beauty. Taking care of worn wood and upholstery, including leather, is also among the techs’ specialties, as they extract dust and stains and, if needed, apply protective coatings such as refinishing cream or sunscreen.