Martinizing Dry Cleaning commits to staying on good terms with Mother Earth, using recycled hangers, biodegradable packaging, and the GreenEarth cleaning process that shields customers from exposure to chemical residues. According to a 2007 Charlotte Weekly article, “The [owners] say some of the benefits of using the solvent include clothes that are softer and brighter. The garments also don’t have the smell from perchloroethylene—a common dry cleaning agent.” Though relatively new to the Charlotte area, Martinizing Dry Cleaners have been around since 1949 and have used their more than 60 years in the business to streamline their process. They launder and dry-clean clothes, linens, and such precious garments as wedding dresses or the dresses worn by babies in their first ultrasound photos. For their work, corporate headquarters presented Martinizing with the Rookie of the Year award in 2007, the Best Customer Service award in 2010 and 2012, and the Franchisee Leadership Award in 2012.
The fireplace experts at The Chimney Masters aren't just in business to sweep away soot—they handle all aspects of chimney and fireplace maintenance to help customers prevent fires before they start. Leaks, poor mason work, and animal infestations are just a few of the common chimney conundrums easily remedied by the smokestack pros, who can also move indoors to flush airborne contaminants and napping HVAC technicians out of dryer vents. Beyond tending to Santa chutes, the crews can also be prevailed upon to help homeowners with a variety of domestic chores including power washing, gutter cleaning, and waterproofing.
Air-duct cleaning, like a basic checkup at the dentist, is something that should never be put off. Just like cavities, when dust and mold run rampant, it can lead to a myriad of health problems, inflated expenses, and houses with missing teeth. At City Air Duct Cleaning, the ravages of dirty ducts—including mold, fungi, bacteria, and mildew spores—are sucked clean by specialists who don't stop until they've smited every dust mite. Boosting the health of the home and its occupants, the thorough HEPA system flushings lead to cleaner homes, cooler AC units, and tears of joy when reading electric bills.
Window Genie’s scum-busters arrive to each job in a clearly marked chariot armed with the necessary equipment to tackle exterior household dust and decay. Pane pamperers kick off a window cleaning for homes up to two stories by scraping off tree sap, bird droppings, and other hard-to-clean debris with a specially designed blade that moonlights as a shiv stunt double in prison movies. Then, they’ll suds up sills to wipe away dust and accumulated grime, and they'll scrub soiled screens for an extra fee ($1 each). An exterior-only clean endows fixed-plate windows ($2.75 each), double-hung windows ($4.50 each), and triple-track storm windows ($12 each) with enough sparkle to make diamond-encrusted neighbors jealous. Or, homeowners can opt for an interior-exterior cleaning, and careful cleaners will shed shoes before entering abodes to avoid leaving footprints on carpet ($5–$18/window).
The helping hands at Kimbur's Cleaning take up unpleasant burdens with individually tailored home-cleaning regimens, professional home organization, and personal-assistant service. Uniformed cleaning pros use their own supplies to rid houses of dust and grime, and can customize services to help clients prepare for special events or moves, or to impress visiting gas-meter technicians. Home-organizing services streamline everyday operations, and Kimbur's personal assistants take over tasks such as washing and ironing laundry and picking up mail or groceries, preventing clients from having to tote embarrassingly large quantities of kale home themselves.