Over the last 60 years, Tide detergent has become synonymous with freeing even the most delicate fabrics of stains and dirt. Now, Procter & Gamble's iconic household brand has taken its world-renowned stain-busting power on the road. Just as the company re-invented detergent, and successfully lobbied congress to name the ebb and flow of the oceans after it, Tide Dry Cleaners breathes new life into the industry, brainstorming up innovations that have earned the new company a 2012 Edison Award and Hub Magazine's first-ever Ultimate Hub prize.
Tide's practitioners of cleanliness, along with the folks at GreenEarth, hunkered down to design an environmentally friendly dry-cleaning process that harnesses oil-absorbing liquid silicone. The procedure, beyond simply cleaning dirty clothes, refurbishes them, brightening whites and darkening black fabrics. Tide Restore for Colors even smoothes pilling, fuzzy cottons to help faded colors stand out. Each garment—which can be cleaned with an unscented detergent or infused with Tide's light, fresh aroma—gets inspected seven times and spot-cleaned to ensure wardrobes come back spotless, vibrant, and damage-free.
Throwing convenience and speed into the bargain, the shops offer same–day cleaning, 24–hour service pick-up and drop-off service, and double-lane drive–through valet service.
The experts from Premier Cleaning and Restoration act as though homes are diamonds, each waiting to be polished and admired. Yet they understand that day-to-day life can leave floors soiled and that accidents can happen at any moment. So they constantly work to remove filth from tile and grout, kill mold in basements, rid air ducts of dust, and tackle the water damage left in the wake of floods and broken pipes. Their specialty, though, resides in returning carpets to pristine glory. Drawing on a thorough knowledge of the differences between oily, acidic, and particulate soils, they tackle floor fibers with a hot-water extraction or dry-steam cleaning.
The home protectors apply the same care and attention to detail—as well as thermal-imaging and industrial-strength equipment—as they dry and dehumidify rooms affected by water damage. After the flooded rooms drain, the experts retrieve any salvageable belongings, such as a client’s collection of miniature submarines, and start reconstructing the property.
Unfortunately, polluted air is much more difficult to scrub than a stained T-shirt or a dirty dish. But KleenRite of Ohio's seasoned technicians send a steady stream of clean air coursing through homes with their NADCA-certified services, which purge air ducts of the dust and dirt that force heating systems to work harder, contaminate the indoor atmosphere, and induce sneezing fits—much like living in a sailor's house when you're allergic to swear words. Technicians also clear potentially hazardous lint buildup out of dryer vents, service UV air-purification systems, and rehab moldy crawlspaces that can be the source of unpleasant odors or unhealthy indoor air.
Appropriate Janitorial LLC's dirt-demolishing staff tackles household grime with environmentally safe cleaning products and an arsenal of brushes, squeegees, and towels. Working seven days a week to remedy messiness, they roam from room to room, wiping down kitchen appliances, vacuuming living-room carpets, dusting sedentary roommates, and disinfecting bathrooms. They also tidy up the outdoors with seasonal services such as spring planting, summer landscaping, fall gutter cleaning, and winter snow removal.
For generations, the Anderson family has cleaned homes around the east side of Cincinnati, where they live. To this day, the owner personally helps clean each house, overseeing a team of licensed, insured, and bonded techs. As the team cleans, they sanitize bathrooms, scrub kitchen surfaces, and vacuum carpets. Before leaving, workers remove trash bags and wipe down walls and windows, removing fingerprints or floor-to-ceiling spirals of bacon grease.