One sunny day, Rob Kelley's kids did something characteristically adorable: they decided to make juice from berries they'd picked in the fields. Not so adorably, they spilled the pitcher of just-smashed berries all over one of his dining-room chairs, and the dark purple juice spread across the upholstery. Luckily for the kids, their father owns Sweet's Chem-Dry, and after a session with the company's hot carbonating extraction system, all evidence of the accident disappeared. Kelley documented his success in a small Facebook album.
His team employs the same carbonation system, along with a green, nontoxic cleanser, to lift dirt and debris from carpets, area rugs, and car interiors. Propelled by a truck-mounted machine, the system's microscopic bubbles delve deep into fibers to push grime to the surface, where hot-water extraction flushes it away. Since this system does not leave residue the way cleaning a carpet traditionally or just letting the birds have at it does, carpets stay clean longer. Fabrics dry in up to two hours, and optional protectant shields carpets and upholstery from future stains.
Many people don’t know that there are nine different types of carpet fibers or more than 30 different ways to remove the stains embedded in them. This means that what may oust discoloration from one carpet may set stains in another, leaving a permanent reminder of the time the Kool-Aid Man took a nap on the floor. Clean Factor’s IICRC-certified technicians have been well trained to differentiate between carpet types, and they employ earth-friendly products to lift dirt and debris whenever possible. The techs use the same investigative techniques to determine the best ways to clean upholstery, as well as tile and grout.
Covering many home surfaces, Healthy Home's IICRC-certified technicians use all-natural cleaning products to scour the floors and windows of sullied homes, backing their work with a satisfaction guarantee. When it comes to carpeting, they target dirt and stains with a low-moisture deep-extraction method that penetrates fibers all the way to the carpet?s underside, working to expunge returning spots with no sticky residue. Furthermore, since Healthy Home employs nontoxic products, babies, dogs, and peppy pet rocks can trundle across fuzzy floors without reserve. When they aren't purging rugs of grime, Healthy Home's techs clean windows and put their certification from the National Air Duct Cleaners Association to good use by expelling allergens from dusty vents.
Heaven’s Best Carpet Cleaning was ranked #72 on Entrepreneur's 2013 list of the top 500 franchises, and for good reason. The carpet-cleaning company is completely eco-friendly, using a specially formulated, water-based cleaning solution that’s safe for pets, children, and nature. Riding this wave of popularity, the company sees new owner-operated franchise locations popping up like sudsy bubbles across the U.S. every year. Though the company specializes in carpets and area rugs, technicians can also use their cleaning expertise to lift stains from car upholstery, floor tiles, or a robot’s mohawk.
The cleaning specialists of Lana's Affordable Cleaning work best alone. Their eyes seek out dust and grime before sweeping and mopping floors, washing interior windows, and sanitizing bathrooms. Clients can have the cleaning crews perform other sanitizing services, targeting areas that are often overlooked, including ceiling fans, blinds, and areas around that family that hasn’t left since last month's dinner party.
AAA Professional Window Cleaning scours panes and relieves gutters of their debris burden throughout the mid-Willamette Valley. With a handy appointment, a team of scrubbing sorcerers will descend upon home portholes to transform streaky, gritty glass into sparkly, bird-baffling masterpieces ($85 for outer windows, $125 for inside and outside cleaning). AAA Professional Window Cleaning also rids gutters of leaves, dirt, and filthy vocabulary words ($45–$125), leaving homes gleaming, and clean-sluiced.