Since 2002, Men In Kilts' tartan-clad cleaners have employed environmentally friendly cleaning products and Scottish hosiery to wash windowpanes and clear crud-choked gutters. Bedecked in traditional Gaelic leg blankets, Men In Kilts' window cleaners ensure that interior and exterior windows are deep cleaned by hand. For $125, they can clean approximately 20 exterior windows on a single-level home or about 15 windows on a two-level home, and there is no additional charge to remove and wipe down screens and frames. For a more mechanized approach, Men In Kilts utilizes deionized and purified water during water-fed window cleanings to bathe bungalow eyeglasses in a streak-free clean.
Baseball players can't skimp on their hitting, pitching, and catching skills if they want to dominate the game—a fact that the instructors at Northshore Sports Complex know well. In 1982, Cody Webster earned the title of MVP while playing for the Kirkland Nationals All-Star Team—the first US team to win the Little League World Series. He continued to play throughout high school and college, and went on to coach for Pepsi Baseball. His cohort, Craig Bishop draws on 20 years of coaching experience at high schools and colleges. Together, the duo shares the task of teaching students the fundamentals of the game inside batting and pitching cages.
Surrounded by a chain-link fence and divided by safety nets, their astro-turfed cages shelter machines that launch baseballs and softballs straight down the plate. These projectiles can reach speeds up to 85mph, which would be really scary if the baseballs weren't tranquilized beforehand. Sans the machines, pairs can take to the cages to hone their pitching and catching abilities.
Mark Wagner has been working under the hood of international automobiles since 1972. After securing a master's degree in mechanical engineering in Germany, Wagner ferried both his family and his familiarity with foreign cars to America, where, today, he teams up with the ASE-certified techs in his repair shop. The factory-trained mechanics dole out everything from tune-ups to engine, brake, and transmission repairs. And all of their work is backed by a 15-month, 15,000-mile warranty that prevents cars from worrying about waking up and seeing their name in the classified pages.
The auto technicians at Derek's Auto Detail & Hand Car Wash revitalize vehicles with full-service scrubbings both inside and out. They clean cars from roof to tire with myriad services, all of which include hand washes. The team thoroughly scours interiors with vacuums, and treats exteriors to wax and window cleanings that make panes as transparent as a toddler with truth-serum-spiked juice. Additionally, the auto aestheticians at Derek's offer specialized services such as enzyme-and-odor treatment and conditioning for leather seats and trim.
ABODA Cleaning Services' two-person teams tidy homes with graceful vacuum sweeps, thorough dust-cloth swishes, and all their own supplies. The cleaners are licensed and bonded, and they always adhere to traffic laws when driving mops down hallways or across hardwood floors and tiles. During two-hour sessions, which can be customized based on clients' needs, technicians can scour kitchen surfaces, scrub bathtubs, and disinfect toilets so that they become safe play zones for goldfish. ABODA Cleaning Services guarantees satisfaction and will return to correct any problem areas at no additional charge.
Benjamin Surdi worked in the carpet cleaning industry for 24 years before he opened Pure Clean in 2008. His goal: to address the biggest issues customers had with conventional carpet cleaning, issues such as returning stains, dry time, and leftover residue. Years of development went into creating Pure Clean and its carpet cleaning system, which eschews all detergents and tooth-whitening mouthwashes. The system uses ElectroWater, an ionically charged and super-purified water, so it's effective to deep-clean carpets, yet still safe enough to drink. The company's 12-step carpet cleaning process begins with pre-inspection and pre-treatment to loosen stains and soil, as well as stain guard and grooming. After being blasted with ElectroWater by a 350 horsepower engine, the carpeting is turbo-dried in about three hours. The Green Seal-certified, hypoallergenic system also cleans tile and upholstery.