When it comes to assessing her clients’ homes and offices, Victoria El-Zarif doesn’t like to delegate. The Sparkling Homes owner visits each of her new customers personally, determining their needs before sending her crew to sanitize bathrooms and kitchens and vacuum carpets. For consistency, Victoria sends the same crew member each week, which means customers get to know the people they’re letting inside their homes. In addition to general housecleaning, the staffers polish silver, do laundry, and organize closets and garages.
Pro-Maids' insured cleaners leave no cushion unturned and no carpet unvacuumed as they tick off tasks from a 52-point checklist. During a regular housecleaning session, the maids run down the list and complete the basic work, wiping down baseboards, washing walls, scrubbing showers, vacuuming carpets, and dusting picture frames, knickknacks, and robotic butlers. Deluxe cleaning sees them hitting every single point on that checklist in six-hour sessions that include cleaning of the surfaces of appliances such as ovens, refrigerators, and dryers. To back up its work, Pro-Maids offers everyone a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
Valet Dry Cleaning To Your Door owns their own plant and doesn't contract out any work, keeping customers' clothes clean, crisp, and free of job-threatening wrinkles. Thanks to free pick-up and delivery, patrons need only fill their satchel of soiled civvies and schedule it to be picked up on a date determined by their subdivision. Valet Dry Cleaning spruces up everything from slacks ($5.99) to dresses ($9.99), sport coats ($7.99), and sweaters ($6.99). The night before odiferous apparel is whisked away, clients receive a reminder call to place their laundry out for its morning commute to a cleaner self.
For more than two decades, Hugo Fraga and his family have restored and fine-tuned the intricacies of customers' timepieces in Precision Time's convenient mall stores. In addition to replacing batteries and manicuring the hands of more than seven million watches, the millisecond specialists carry a full spectrum of watches and wristbands by designers including Swiss Military, Invicta, and Casio. A collection of Sottomarino timepieces ($39–$599) bestows wearers with craftsmanship infused with contemporary and traditional flair, and a collection of London Underground watches ($36) pairs classic and modern styling typical in across-the-pond fashion.