The bonded and insured cleaner behind Nancy's Cleaning Service distills 15 years of experience into each residential and commercial job she tackles. Before obliterating grime, she consults with occupants to determine their specific needs, avoiding scenarios where her skills are underutilized or she's tasked to clean a kitchen in a building that doesn't have a kitchen. Nancy uses her own supplies, and her passion for cleanliness is on display in homes that have been thoroughly dusted and vacuumed, with the beds properly made and the baseboards scrubbed.
Miss Jenny's Dry Cleaning carts disheveled duds from doorstep to store and back again, returning crisp clothes that have been brightened by a human touch. The garment chauffeur swings by most of the 33 service areas on a regular, two-day-per-week schedule, picking up dingy shirts or cardboard suits in personalized bags issued to each household. Service days vary by area, but orders are consistently returned gleaming and fresh on the next regularly scheduled service day. Caretakers follow up each cleansing with a thorough inspection, carefully purging rogue stains, repairing small problems such as worn or broken buttons, polishing rusty chainmail, and hand finishing most items.
Dutch Shine Window Cleaning founder and Amsterdam native Will van der Meer has been scrubbing grime from domestic glass since 1994. During a standard window-washing ($4–$7/window; extra $1/pane for French windows), his staff of lintel whisperers carefully cleans each pane inside and out, wipes tracks, and rinses screens, rendering windows invisible to even bifocaled birds. Alternately, power-washing ($75/hr) can absterge decks, siding, and outdoor pizza-ovens with its highly focused spray, and gutter cleaning ($1.20/foot) transforms gunked-up gutters and downspouts into glitzy aquatic thoroughfares. After a visit from Dutch Shine, homes' twig-, smudge-, and mildew-free surfaces cast a radiant glow, impressing neighbors and causing nearby squirrels to don tiny aviator sunglasses.
The painters at A Touch of Class Painting will gladly redo a room in pristine white, but they have a soft spot for rich, warm color. With 20 years of experience behind them, they can recommend appealing color combinations for interior and exterior walls, from subtle two-tone schemes to bright, bull-resistant reds. Once on the job, workers focus on neat edges and thorough cleanup.