Seven years after founding Dragonfly Clean, owner Ashley Barger still remembers her first client. That’s because the client still schedules regular cleanings. Barger dispatches her crew of bonded and insured maids to homes and business to carry out an array of cleaning services, which clients personalize beforehand by using the online cleaning checklist—a decidedly simpler solution than shouting into the night sky to summon Mary Poppins. Dragonfly Clean also offers organic cleaning products along with organization and laundry services.
The textile technicians at Village Cleaners purify wardrobes using a biodegradable solvent called DF-2000 Fluid. This hypoallergenic, eco-friendly solution is sensitive to the needs of fragile fabrics but still has the muscle to break down dirt, grime, and salad dressing around the collar. A fresh dose of solvent goes into each load, along with fresh soap and a brand new filter, to ensure that clothes emerge from the machine as clean as technologically possible and free of static, odor, and allergens.
But the process doesn’t stop there. Once clothes are clean, the staff will starch shirts if requested and replace any broken or missing buttons at no charge. A final inspection sees to it that no spot or stain escapes back into the world, and alteration, repair, and leather care tends to especially needy garments.
Aquatex Steam Cleaning & Restoration's staffers leave thoroughly cleansed carpets, upholstery, and tile in their wake with a menu of individual services, and banish grime from entire homes with comprehensive housecleanings. Eight-step carpet cleanings include hot-water extraction and spot treatments, whereas upholstery is gently and knowledgeably groomed like a mother cat licking her scratching post. Aquatex also specializes in cleaning up flood damage and removing troublesome pet stains.
When students sign on for a Rock About climbing class, they don't just learn to rope their way up mountainsides and trade banter with goats. The company's certified guides also educate clients about the cultural history and complex geology of the climbing sites. On climbing treks to Reimers Ranch Park, owner Adam Mitchell and his team teach top-roping and belaying techniques while exploring the notion that climbing allows humankind to commune safely with the earth's natural wonders. For those uneasy about vertical exploration, the guides offer non-climbing adventures such as interpretive hikes.
Using steam and an arsenal of eco-friendly products, the professionals at Austin Tile Cleaning lift stains from rugs and furnishings across the Austin area. A local family-owned business helmed by four industry-trained brothers, the technicians use this expertise to ensure customers are satisfied with their work.
Using their own eco-friendly products and equipment, the licensed and bonded technicians at Voxcom Cleaning Service can be deployed for office cleanings, domestic deep cleanings, or one-time cleanups after allergy season for dragons.