The elite carpet coddlers of Connells Cleaning Service exorcise grime with ecologically friendly solutions, painstakingly restoring floor coverings to showroom refulgence. Pamper up to 2,000 square-feet of hoof-habitat with a high-temperature steam cleansing (normally $0.25/square foot), powered by a truck-mounted unit. After a vigorous vacuuming, a thorough pre-treatment and spot cleaning weaken the resolve of stubborn stains, prepping them for complete breakdown from a sweltering deluge as powerful as the tears of a wizard. Practiced workers move any impeding furniture and finish each cleaning with an odor treatment and a thorough application of Scotchgard, locking out dirt as effectively as Mr. Bubble's panic room.
For Seth Kuddes, founding United Window Cleaning in 2007 was the realization of a long-held dream. As a student, he'd studied to become an entrepreneur, and getting his window-washing business off the ground was a goal he had long set his sights on. Though he could have remained content with the business of ridding windows of fingerprint smudges and whole faceprints, his inherent need for growth—and an inability to overlook dirt and stains on other home surfaces—left him with new inspiration. He soon expanded beyond window washing by offering peripheral services such as gutter cleaning and screen repair and replacement. In fact, he and his team now handle cleaning duties just about everywhere on home exteriors, from pressure washing dirty decks to flushing champion hide-and-seekers out of gutters.
The Colorado School of Acting's directors, Elizabeth Horne and Troy Horne, combine their dual loves of stage and screen to impart acting chops to students of all ages and experience levels. Elizabeth—who has acted in more than 25 plays and 12 movies—and Troy—a sitcom and film producer who appeared on Broadway in the Tony Award–winning musical _Rent_—staff their team with veteran acting instructors, each of whom have more than 10 years of experience in the biz. During their classes, they teach students to focus and perform under a variety of circumstances, with workshops in subjects ranging from improv and commercial work to audition skills and voiceovers. They welcome kids for acting summer camps, where they introduce fundamentals of memorization, character development, and rehearsal. Instructors also help thespians develop with more advanced training, including filmmaking summer camps for kids, and a certificate program for all age levels that requires students to audition or present a signed permission slip from David Schwimmer.
D.A.C. Cleaning Services, LLC's crews scour office buildings, houses, and apartments for dirt and eradicate the offending grime with a repertoire of eco-friendly cleaning techniques that have earned the company a Green Clean certification. With focus and precision, the licensed and insured cleaners target filth in all of its forms. They assail kitchen messes with ample elbow grease, tidy up bedrooms, scrub every bathroom surface to sparkling, and dust living rooms until they're squeaky clean enough to pass a white-glove test from a popular cartoon mouse. Adding to the repertoire of standard cleaning services, the team can also power-wash entrenched outdoor filth and help organize clients' clutter.
Green Sweep's dexterous dirt busters whip homesteads into shape using all-natural EcoSafe cleaning products for an environmentally friendly home cleansing free of toxic chemicals and fumes. During the four-hour cleaning service, a bonded-and-insured professional will wage all-out war on the dust, dirt, and grime that has taken up residence around the house. Kitchens will sparkle after the scum annihilators scour the sink, countertops, and diamond-encrusted waffle maker, and voracious vacuums devour every floor fleck they can find. Bedrooms are dusted and tidied, and bathrooms are left shining brighter than a thousand polished suns.
Founded in 1946 by Vincent Burke and now managed by Vincent's five sons, Burke Cleaners scrubs and presses once-smirched duds in locations nationwide. Services include professional cleaning and wrinkle wiping for all manner of everyday getups, special-occasion suits and dresses, and weekends-only spandex wear. Prices for dry-cleaned shirts begin at around $6; pants, sweaters, and blazers start at approximately $7.50. Two-piece suits cost $14.50 and up, and blouses are priced at $6.50 and more. Each store's new dry-cleaning machines are odorless, nontoxic, and environmentally friendly, and same-day service is available for most items, excluding wedding gowns woven entirely of corn husks.