For eight years, the professional primpers at Bright Laundry Service have delivered crispness and cleanliness to area vestments through a gleaming array of laundering services. Leave a spoiled, soiled bundle of joy on your doorstep, and the friendly clothes-sitters at Bright Laundry Service will gladly pick it up, pre-treat it, sweep it of stains, dry it, fold it nicely, and teach it to whistle the Brandenburg concerto before returning it by the next day. Wash and fold services are priced by the pound ($2 per pound, 10 pound minimum), with the whole load returned in a free nylon laundry bag. Individual pieces can be de-wrinkled by the careful pressing of professional iron mongers ($3.20 per garment; two- to three-day turnaround). Special singular pieces—such as tablecloths ($10 each) and men's shirts ($2.25 each, for laundering and pressing)—can be given individual gifts of freshness. Since dirty socks are known to terrorize innocent hampers only during full moons, Bright Laundry Service happily allows redemption of remaining Groupon balances over multiple visits.
Named Favorite Dry Cleaner by Modesto Bee readers in 2010, Del Rio Cleaners wins fans by treating attire and bedding using earth-friendly products and processes. The stain-busting staff can re-crisp men's shirts ($2.60) and refresh cozy sweaters ($7). Two-piece suits ($12.70) receive an extra dose of dapper, and freshness retires to bed following the thorough cleaning of comforters ($25), bedspreads ($23.75), and over-counted sheep. Legs can swing free and easy beneath rejuvenated dresses ($10.25), snuggle inside newly cleaned pants ($5.75), or envy arms ensconced in jackets ($6.25). Free of petroleum and air contaminants, the GreenEarth process cleans clothes without harming the air, water, or other colors' feelings.
Charleen "Char" Gagliardi owes her life to dry cleaning. In 1937, her parents bought a red bungalow on McHenry Avenue and opened up Deluxe Cleaners. The business kept Char's dinner plate full and her wardrobe natty as a youth, and it became her bread and butter 40 years later, when she left her career as a teacher to continue her parent's legacy. With the help of her husband, Carl, Char built a laundry room and initiated free pickup and delivery service, and the couple joined the Lions Club to share their work ethic and the free wattage emanating from their luminous smiles with the community.
Char and Carl now watch proudly as their daughter, Pam, follows a familiar path to happiness. Pam began learning the ins and outs of Deluxe Cleaners when she was 13. She has since modernized its gadgets with the support of her husband, and she designed an invisible fairy-wing steamer at the behest of her three children. Three generations of know-how inform their technique, which relies on petroleum-based solvent to clean fine garments and household textiles such as rugs and bedding without damaging the environment.
Patients at Gill Dental Group have the unique privilege of having their teeth looked after by a movie director. When he's not working on independent films, Dr. Param Gill makes sure teeth are camera ready by preventing cavities and improving smiles with cosmetic treatments such as Invisalign and dental implants.
He founded Gill Dental Group, which now boasts multiple locations, alongside Dr. Lavanya Gill, a dental expert who has written more than 50 dentistry articles for local newspapers. If necessary the Gills can administer sedation or play a CD of Morgan Freeman singing whale songs to relax patients during dental treatments.
The crew at Martinizing Valley Dry Cleaning runs a detail-driven service in order to make dry cleaning as convenient as possible for each of its clients. With more than 45 years of experience behind it, the business has 13 locations in California and two in Arizona. At each one, garments are sent through a 13-step process, which can end in home delivery. In addition to a commitment to their customers, the staff members are committed to the environment, using ecofriendly solutions, which leave a refreshing scent.