"Never, never, never give up," is the driving mantra for David Oreck, who flew combat missions with the US Army Air Forces in World War II and returned home to build a business empire from scratch. He set out to design a machine to lighten hotel employees' load, making a lightweight vacuum cleaner as opposed to the traditional bulky, burdensome commercial cleaners. Naturally, the domestic market began clamoring for his high-powered yet easy-to-handle devices, and soon Oreck vacuums could be found in homes throughout the country.
Today, the company continues its tradition of innovation, simplifying household tasks with Steam-Glide mops for hard floors, HEPA-filter upright vacuums, and stain-killing cleaning products. Oreck's commitment to clean sends it headlong into the future, with high-tech air filters that react to their environment with automatic sensory controls, filtering odors, allergens, and curse words.
Under the guidance of Brian Schneider—a 25-year veteran of the dry-cleaning industry and third-generation manager of the family-owned cleaning spot—Aladdin Village Cleaners cleanses dirt from clothes, linen, and drapery without harming delicate fibers and colors. Free delivery and pickup whisks fabrics to and from the facility, filled with wet- and dry-cleaning equipment.
At Ciao Bella Hair Studio, talented stylists welcome clients into relaxed environs, setting heads at ease as advanced cutting techniques stylize locks. With today’s deal stylist Jamie (Lepeirs) Knoer trims tresses to jettison split ends, add bounce, and help hair fit more neatly into bobsledding helmets. A conditioning treatment smoothes and strengthens strands, nourishing filaments to a silken shine. After head threads have been replenished with nutrients, Knoer sculpts a style that reflects each guest’s personality or pays homage to a favorite game-show host.
In business for more than 50 years, Corvette Cleaners and Belvidere Cleaners transform sullied garb into spotless attire without losing a square of fabric in the rotating rack. The shop's servicemen remove coffee stains from silk blouses ($6) and grass stains from sport coats ($5.75) worn during gentlemanly football games. The staff can also remove a spill from a pair of pants ($5.25) or the dignity of a cat by freshening up its soiled shirt ($2). Other serviceable items include dresses ($11), suits ($11), blazers ($5.75), and jackets ($9).
The clothing connoisseurs at Hardee Bros. Dry Cleaners cleanse and mend garments and household items with a full roster of services. A thorough dry-cleaning process tackles stains on shirts ($2.45) and pants ($6.10) while banishing freshly squeezed football juice from soiled sports coats ($7.60). Dingy area rugs and drapes can be spruced up and returned to their domestic perches spot-free. With repair services, mending mavens can fix broken zippers or use alterations to shorten an overly long jean hem or let out the seams to make room for secret squirt-gun holsters.
Since 1992, Meena Cleaners' staffers have been sprucing up beloved clothing articles with professional alterations, chemical-free wet cleaning, and regular dry-cleaning services. They banish dirt and greasy stains from suede underwear, leather purses, and satin wedding gowns while keeping whites bright and colours vibrant. They will also travel to your home to take down, clean, and re-hang curtains. Each of Meena's machines are pre-set to ensure that every wash load gets the proper amount of detergent and that dryers are cool enough to prevent cracked buttons or sheens cast upon delicate fabrics. Meena also hand-presses each laundered item, stuffs garments with tissue on request, and inserts collar supports so that corners remain sharp enough to puncture a balloon artist's ego.