While attending law school in the ‘70s, Majestic Chem-Dry founder Robert Harris worked as a carpet cleaner by day and an amateur chemist by night. During this stint, he set a mission for himself: to concoct a cleaning formula that succeeded where most others failed. After years of studying the chemical properties of various solutions and performing his own experiments, Robert successfully devised a carbonated cleaning solution that was both effective on stains and safe for kids, pets, and allergy-afflicted poltergeists. With his new invention—named The Natural—in tow, Robert went into business, first serving family and friends before founding his own small carpet-and-upholstery-cleaning franchise. Today, the Chem-Dry network boasts thousands of locations around the world, which are staffed by certified technicians and protect clients with a satisfaction guarantee.
Signature service: Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Average Duration of Services: 1?2 hours
Brands Used: prochem, chemspec, eco clean
Pro Tip: With our company, you have no worries. we use state of the art equipment, child & pet safe products.
Beach Cities Floor Care and Carpet Cleaning cleanses floors coated in carpet, tile, and hardwood, as well as tackling upholstery, curtains, and auto interiors, with nontoxic, biodegradable solutions and powerful equipment. Among its fleet of sanitizing machines is the Rotovac Powerwand, which rakes rotating scrubbers over carpet fibers 1,500 times per minute—three times faster than the wand of a benevolent witch. The diamond sanders of Hawk floor machines skitter across rough marble, travertine, or limestone, leaving walkways as smooth as silk welcome mats in their wake, and the machines' self-contained spinners scrub natural stone. High-alkaline pretreatment paves the way for the Prochem Blazer XL, which sucks the solution along with all the grime it has trapped from tile and grout. The Beach Cities cleaning techs can also come to the aid of drowning floors at all hours with the company’s 24-hour flood service.
Just as grandmothers always knew to reach for club soda when eradicating a stain, Chem-Dry Clean Masters’ expert techs know that the fizzy power of tiny bubbles can revitalize carpets as well. They treat dirty rugs with The Natural, a carbonating solution that burrows deep into trapped stains before lifting offending dirt to the surface, where it can be easily removed. The cleaning system also eschews soap—leaving carpets free of residue—and uses one-fifth the water of traditional cleaning systems. Beyond simple carpet cleaning, Chem-Dry employs a special system for removing pet odor that journeys below the carpet fibers, cleaning down to the backing, padding, and subfloor if necessary. Technicians also traffic in a specialty spot remover that erases the stains left by ketchup, jelly, and leg-wrestling matches with the Kool-Aid Man.
Natural Area Rugs weaves natural fibers such as sisal, seagrass, wool, jute, and bamboo into durable, earth-friendly floor coverings. A 6'x9' Sedona bamboo rug ($95) sets a trap for hungry pandas, so homeowners can check paw prints against a database of known masked bandits before quickly wiping foot tracks from the rug’s easy-to-clean surface. A 4'x6' Sunset sisal rug ($99) comes with a non-slip latex backing to prevent embarrassing trips, and even more cautious customers can add a washable rug pad ($10–$99) to further reduce the chance of slippage. Picky patrons can also craft custom rugs, using the online order form, which provides options for shape, weave, border, and favorite presidential nickname, but must call to place these orders.
Since 1994, Wing Stop's franchise locations?more than 600 currently operating or in the works?have cooked up and served more than 2 billion wings, and amassed a considerable following. Whether regular or boneless, these modern-day game-day staples come in one of the shop's 10 signature flavors: Louisiana rub and hickory-smoked barbecue have a classic spicy kick, whereas tanginess prevails in the lemon pepper, Hawaiian, and teriyaki.
Because the wings are always made to order, they derive their heat from their seasonings and their recent stay inside the fryer, rather than from heat lamps or tiny, individual Snuggies. The same amount of care goes into the Wing Stop's housemade sides, which range from fries that are cut daily at each shop to the bourbon baked beans. Even the honey mustard, blue cheese, and ranch dipping sauces are mixed onsite.