1st Essential Property Services keeps lawns' rebellious urges at bay with a dynamic array of yard-care services. Highly trained technicians can perform simple seed spotting or more complicated tasks such as aeration, lawn rolling, and spring fertilization. Also, through 1st Essential’s sister company GTA, homeowners may request a professional asphalt treatment, ideal for sealing up a driveway or the neighbour’s froufrou swimming pool.
R&R Carpet Cleaning began as a small operation made up of just two people working out of a single, small room. Over the last 30 years, the business has expanded, and now 30 cleaners gussy up carpets at the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration–certified company. With their steam-cleaning expertise sharpened, the fibre refreshers expunge dirt with comprehensive care for carpet and upholstery. Cleaners furbish floors and furniture coverings in about 30–60 minutes each, gliding steam heads across surfaces to extract embedded debris and snuff out bands of rogue board-game pieces.
Serial business owners Tom and Danna Wilson-Chuchmach found themselves at 50 and 51 years old wondering what was next. After a journey that had included owning ServiceMaster cleaning and maintenance franchises and a residential cleaning company, Tom stumbled on a patented technology capable of cleaning virtually any home surface. The equipment could penetrate the porous layers of tile and grout that were beyond the reach of a mop or brush, yet could also be adjusted to gently clean carpets through hot-water extraction. Seeing its potential, he launched Trident Hard Surface Cleaning & Restoration, and has been vanquishing dirt and bacteria from home surfaces ever since.
Using a multistep process, Tom and his technicians begin by applying an emulsifying pre-treatment that dislodges dirt, oils, and bacteria ingrained in surfaces. They then use a high-pressure blend of water and cleaning agents to ensure deep penetration into all surfaces. The 200-degree solution is instantly vacuumed back up at a rate of five gallons per minute, leaving the treated surface almost completely dry. For surfaces than need a gentler touch—such as carpets—the process is easily adjustable, cleaning fibres with a hot-water extraction. As pet owners, the Wilson-Chuchmachs made the decision to use EPA-approved cleaning agents that are safe for kids and pets on all their jobs, helping ensure a cleaning process that is both effective and safe.
Homeowners can breathe a big, clean sigh of relief after a visit from the team at Toronto Home Duct Cleaning. 20 years of experience informs the technicians as they thoroughly cleanse and sanitize home duct systems, expunging harmful dust and allergens and finishing with a special spray that helps the duct walls stay cleaner longer. In addition to keeping home airways clean, the team can also clean carpets and rugs, and revitalize dingy-looking furniture with upholstery cleaning services, which include optional Scotch guard treatments to protect fabric from stains or the tears of a clown.
It looks a little like a short, yellow R2-D2, but the Karcher wet-dry vacuum is one of the most important tools in Alpha Cleaning Services' arsenal. With powerful steam extraction, it breaks up stubborn stains from fabric fibers and ousts dirt from carpeting in high-traffic areas. But the Karcher isn't the only machine stains have to worry about; cleaning technicians also accost them with rotary scrubbing equipment. These machines shampoo rugs with circular strokes, massaging in a kid-friendly, organic cleanser designed to leave carpets smelling as fresh as a talcum-powdered daisy.
Negative air cleaning might sound like something from a science-fiction story, but in fact, it's one of the techniques that HomeSeal technicians use to clean ducts inside their clients' homes. They also use Rotobrushing and air pressurization to clear away dust, mold, and other contaminants, videotaping all the while so that customers can see the state of ducts before and after each service. Clients can also opt for specialists to install spray-foam insulation in basements, attics, and other areas, lowering energy bills throughout the year.