It’s not surprising that Chem-Dry boasts more than 4,000 locations around the world—it uses reliable cleaning agents that are both natural and effective. Its carpet-cleaning process leaves floors treadable in one to two hours with a simple mixture of carbonation and hot water that uses significantly less moisture than steam cleaning or an indoor fire hydrant. The nontoxic cleaner, which Chem-Dry calls The Natural, is safe to use around kids and pets. Technicians can also use a black light to hunt down pet urine spots for treatment, remove water damage, and extract grime from tile and grout before applying a protective sealant.
In 2009, after scouring domestic interiors for more than 20 years, the staff at Little Piggies Green Cleaning committed itself to wielding only nontoxic, green cleaning products. Today, none of its products contain synthetic, petroleum-based chemicals or emit volatile organic compounds, freeing the technicians to scrub and scour without worrying about the health of their clients, the environment, or themselves. They sanitize showers, tubs, and sinks, dust and vacuum bedrooms, and render kitchens immaculate by shining appliances, wiping countertops, and clear cupboards of squatting ex-dinner guests.
The friendly operation at Beverly Wilshire Dry Cleaners takes in mustard-stained suits, grass-streaked pants, and dust-mite-ridden sheets, rendering them spotless and fresh through speedy dry-cleaning and laundry services. Expert tailors take in drooping hems, and specialized cleaners preserve and protect hard-to-care-for materials such as leather, suede, drapery, molten lava, and wedding dresses. As a testament to the shop's commitment to the environment, the onsite plant eschews harsh petrochemicals and coal-burning washing-machine steam engines for eco-conscious cleaning materials and processes.
In 1965, Popular Mechanics ran a small classified ad for Brookstone, a new catalog company that packed its pages with functional products and detail-oriented descriptions. Brookstone quickly expanded to meet the high demand for its collection of “hard-to-find tools,” and opened the door to its first retail location in 1973. Today, Brookstone’s more than 300 nationwide retail locations allow customers to test-drive its ever-growing lineup of interesting products, which range from Bluetooth-enabled massage chairs to power adapters designed for international travelers and their electronic passports. Staying true to its roots as a catalog company, Brookstone houses an even larger selection of products, each waiting patiently to be shipped, on its website.
Using proven and potent methods, the steam-wielding stalwarts of David & Sons Carpet and Upholstery Care freshen up filthy floors and enhance living spaces with their grime-busting services. First, stain scouts seek out unsightly splotches, disarming dirt-besieged floors with preconditioner sprays. Next, the truck-mounted steaming unit heats up to 220 degrees and delivers a 300-psi punch to the face of soiled surfaces.
With just the power of steam, the expert cleaners of 818 Carpet Cleaning can give new life to a room. They freshen carpets using steam cleaning and encapsulation cleaning as well as environmentally friendly products. They also clean tile and upholstery.