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.
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.
If you can make it dirty, All City Cleaning Services can clean it up. The family-owned business can tackle all sorts of dirty jobs, such as dirty toilets, hard-water removal from glass shower doors, tidying up homes, offices, and even duct work with eco-friendly products. They employ the same green approach when washing windows or cleaning and waxing floors, and they can also lift stains, dirt, odors, and countless lost contact lenses from cruddy carpets using a truck-mounted system and a quick-drying process.
Though they're cool under pressure, Grime Time, INC's fully licensed and insured cleaning experts are motivated by one collective fear: germs. Bearing their own supplies, the self-proclaimed germaphobes tackle the cleaning needs of offices, restaurants, hotels, and private residences. Said needs encompass everything from ridding carpets and windows of dirt to dusting in hard-to-reach places, such as behind your pet giraffe's ears. Before the cleaning begins, Grime Time's team helps determine which tasks each home requires, ensuring that areas are vacuumed and mopped in a timely manner.
A member of the International Window Cleaning Association and Master Window Cleaners of America, ViewRenew revamps abodes and commercial spaces with a slew of services, from gutter cleaning to bird-deterrent installation. In 2011 alone, the seasoned cleaners washed more than 7,632 panes of glass, cleared more than 15,430 feet of gutters, and rushed for a total of 1,356 yards. They blast siding with soft-pressure washers, splash three-story windows with deionized water from water-fed poles, and clean roof tiles with coats of 12% sodium hypochlorite and commercial-strength zinc sulfate. They also spare clients the hassle of replacing shower panes by treating nicks and cloudy areas on glass surfaces. ViewRenew's Streak Free guarantee covers full refunds on projects of up to $1,000.