Priceless Cleaners harnesses two decades of laundering experience to revitalize weary wardrobes and provide top-notch customer service, which garnered attention from the Orlando Sentinel. Shirts ($2.89) sullied with stains transform from feral rags into textile masterpieces, and pants ($6.29) that conquer their mud-soaked seams will be so overcome with joy that they perform bodyless victory laps through a high-end belt store. Clients can also gussy up dresses ($10.59), two-piece suits ($11.69), and blouses ($6.39), ensuring that closets overflow with crisp, pristine garments that smell as fresh as an artesian spring filled with patchouli.
Owner Maria Cruz attributes the success of her business to her dependable team, about whom she says, "I would trust them with a set of keys to my own house . . . I trust them wholeheartedly."
It would be hard not to, as the foreman of her carpet-cleaning crew, Joe, brings 10 years of experience to his work, and her housecleaning field supervisor, Patricia, brings more than 20 years. "I just could not do this without them," she emphasizes, citing Joe's talent for extracting red candle wax from a light-blue berber carpet, and Patricia's dedication to the checklist Maria created to ensure consistency in cleaning sessions.
Both cleaning teams are licensed, bonded, and insured, as well as thoroughly background checked to ensure that no one has a second job as a mud wrestler. The carpet cleaners purge dirt and debris from carpets with a steam-extraction system and stay well-versed in chemical concoctions to remove extra-tough stains. The housecleaners arrive at homes armed with commercial-grade supplies that will sanitize every surface they touch, plus eco-friendly products if the client desires. The cleaning checklist can be customized to satisfy individual requests.
MaidPro specializes in whipping grimy households into gleaming shape. Over the course of three hours, the staff of dirt-busting cleanliness experts will scrub your home in accordance with a 49-point checklist that tackles bathrooms, kitchens, bedrooms, hallways, and cupboards under the stairs. Cleansing connoisseurs will empty trash cans full of shucked corn husks, remove incriminating fingerprints from cookie jars, vacuum away equally incriminating trails of cookie crumbs, and usher feral packs of baby gorillas quietly into the night. If you spot a spot within 24 hours of cleaning and notify the company, MaidPro's maid pros will re-clean the area free of charge.
As techs re-fluff your carpets and your vacuum weeps in envy, learn how they work their magic with Groupon's guide to steam cleaning.
Although steam can be an effective cleaning tool, when pros talk about steam-cleaning a carpet, they're usually talking about a process technically known as hot-water extraction. That's because steam—which occurs when water reaches 212 degrees Fahrenheit under normal conditions—is simply too powerful for many residential jobs, posing a risk of damage or shrinkage to some kinds of carpet fibers. Fortunately, water usually only needs to be heated to around 140 degrees to kill most of the microorganisms that can live in a carpet and cause odors. A skilled technician will know what range of temperatures is ideal for any given fiber.
Whether it's a rolling model or a massive van-mounted machine, a carpet cleaner has three important elements: a heating device, water jets, and vacuum suction. As the water is heated, it will sometimes be mixed with detergent, but one of the benefits of steam cleaning is the fact that soap isn’t necessarily a must—pressurized jets can reach deep into fibers to get at grime. A vacuum hose then pulls most of the liquid back into the machine, though some dampness will linger in the carpet. Generally, after about three or four hours a carpet will be ready for you to walk on and set all your little army guys back in position.
Signature Service: Residential carpet care and tile and grout cleaning
Staff Size: 11–25 people
Before the owner of All Pro Janitorial Service started his company, he worked for the Florida Department of Corrections for 25 years and was in charge of keeping the internal building spotless. He supervised the floor stripping and waxing, and was so adept at making surfaces gleam that a coworker once asked him to help polish the floors at his wife's salon. After making the salon look shinier than Mr. Clean's noggin, he was offered more and more jobs.
Now his company's background-checked technicians professionally clean carpets, as well as wood, laminate, and tile floors. They also sanitize office restrooms and break rooms, remove trash, scrub tile and grout, and wash windows.
A truck-mounted, water-extraction machine that heats to temperatures as high as 240 degrees is the key to Carpet Clinic's cleaning prowess. The company's technicians pre-spray carpets before sending streams of hot water to the base of their fibers, and then they suction away dirt and moisture. In addition to clean, fluffy carpets, patrons can request leather cleaning, tile cleaning, hardwood-floor resurfacing, and other services. As an added assurance, Carpet Clinic backs its labor with a 100% workmanship guarantee.