The IICRC-certified cleaners at Rainbow International Restoration & Cleaning of Holland have rid carpets of grime with hot-water extraction and biodegradable cleaners since 1986. After clients point out problem areas, specialists prevacuum each plagued patch and apply detergent presprays to suspend soils from carpet fibers. Next, high-efficiency, truck-mounted cleaning systems eradicate the raised pollutants with hot water before technicians groom carpet fibers to achieve a clean-cut look akin to any of Dwight Eisenhower's cabinet members. Once carpets have been rendered spot-free, clients should avoiding treading on them until they are dry, which can take up to six hours—the exact time it takes to build a carpet loom out of popsicle sticks and shoelaces.
Crowned Best Dry Cleaners by Grand Rapids Magazine, Sheldon Cleaners has been fighting the good fight against dud dirt and unpressed pants for more than 60 years. Its seasoned de-griming doctors will scrutinize each article and carefully tend to sweaters ($6.50), coats ($12.50), dresses ($12.50), and shirts ($4.99)—evicting fiber filth, obnoxious odors, and the stains of spilt wine and spilt blood from a rival poet. By using nonhazardous solutions, Sheldon Cleaners provides a thorough clothing cleanse and scores points with Mother Nature for its eco-friendly practices.
A member of the National Chimney Sweep Guild, Advanced Chimney Sweeps has kept fireplaces and chimneys in safe, working condition for more than a decade. The licensed and insured sweeps' services range from clearing the flue of soot, bird nests, and other obstructions to repairing water damage and replacing liners. With their help, homeowners can rest assured that their fireplace and chimney are as safe for inhabitants as possible, limiting the chance of starting a house fire or being sucked up the chimney into a newly formed black hole.
The owner and operator of KCS Carpet Cleaning and Restoration draws on more than 15 years of experience to brighten and deodorize dirty carpets. To begin the process, which typically lasts up to two hours, a technician moves any regular sofas, loveseats, and small furniture out of the way. A truck-mounted steam-cleaning unit scours threads with natural cleaning solution, after which an army of Matchbox Car–mounted perfume atomizers eliminate odors from the freshly scrubbed shag.
Lawn Doctor's roots lead back to the mid 1960s, when friends Bob Magda and Tony Giordano took on the endeavor of reviving uncared-for lawns in their hometown of Matawan, New Jersey. Their local business has since blossomed into a national franchise with more than 400 locations across the United States, each adhering to the mission of enhancing lawns' allure with time-tested techniques, dedicated customer service, and dabs of foundation makeup. Before Lawn Doctor's assiduous staffers unleash expertise on swards, they arrive at the client's home for a complimentary consultation to gauge each lawn's specific needs. Grass gurus can thicken turf with their patented Turf Tamer power seeder and foster healthy growth for grass, trees, and shrubs with fertilizer. Uninvited lawn assailants?such as grubs, ants, and grazing neighbors?shudder at the sight of Lawn Doctor's pest-control experts. The company also helps to preserve Mother Nature's receding hairline with organic lawn treatments and natural, eco-friendly products.
Coaches of Renewal Body Bootcamp coaxes hard work, discipline, and buckets of sweat from fitness-seekers during her intense, full-body workouts. One of her specialties is TRX resistance training, which involves suspending students by their arms, legs, and torsos from straps and harnesses dangling from the ceiling. Exercises require participants to fight gravity and their own body weight to build muscle. Coaches sometimes combines TRX with Pilates core-strengthening work or a rigorous plyometric regimen, mixing up workout routines daily to maximize effectiveness. In addition to physical training, she supplies students with nutritional counseling that measures appropriate caloric intake by the day, creating balanced diets that supply ample energy without extra carbs, fats, or whatever compound butter is made of.