Everyday Errands Etc. is the family-owned and operated brainchild of Kerri Fittro and Janessa Butler, who rally both traditional and green products for residential- and commercial-cleaning projects. Though home sprucing is the company’s forte, fully licensed and insured technicians can be deployed for professional organization projects such as systematizing a closet or arranging a pantry. The Errands gurus also make themselves available for specialty services including personal shopping or beat boxing personal theme songs whenever a client enters a room. To give back to their community in more ways than mass-basement organization, Kerri and Janessa arrange a confidential donation of services each month to families in need.
The brothers Antonius are 35-year veterans of the carpet-cleaning craft who have a skilled staff of technicians on hand to meet each appointment. Your pile-pillaging odyssey begins with a 15-minute carpet evaluation. Then, one of several cleaning methods is deployed, depending on your dirt's modus operandi. Steam desoils deep below your carpet's buttery crust, and an absorbent powder extraction eliminates drying time. The process evicts carpet-dwelling critters such as dust mites, while creating a healthier environment for invited beasts, such as dogs and ferrets that know how to squeak to the tune of "The Star-Spangled Banner." Call ahead for an appointment.
In 1965, Popular Mechanics ran a small classified ad for Brookstone, a new catalog company that packed its pages with functional products and detail-oriented descriptions. Brookstone quickly expanded to meet the high demand for its collection of “hard-to-find tools,” and opened the door to its first retail location in 1973. Today, Brookstone’s more than 300 nationwide retail locations allow customers to test-drive its ever-growing lineup of interesting products, which range from Bluetooth-enabled massage chairs to power adapters designed for international travelers and their electronic passports. Staying true to its roots as a catalog company, Brookstone houses an even larger selection of products, each waiting patiently to be shipped, on its website.
When a Sears Duct Cleaning team visits a home, they roll up in a service truck armed with an industrial-strength cleaning device specially engineered to cleanse HVAC systems. Following a detailed and customer-focused 14-step cleaning process, blue-shirted techs use powerful vacuums and high-pressure air whips to dislodge dirt, debris, and allergens that may be compromising homes' air quality and reducing the efficiency of heating and cooling systems. While they wrap up the procedure—which adheres to National Air Duct Cleaners Association guidelines—ventilation gurus field any questions customers may have about the service or the likelihood of retaliation from dust-bunny armies.
The stain-slaying staff at Mark’s Cleaning Service, with 27 years of carpet-cleaning prowess, extricates grime from fibers without leaving a sticky residue or overwetting shags. During the multistep process, a commercial-strength vacuum first removes dry soil and hidden car keys before a preconditioner loosens dirt and oils. A spot-clean ameliorates stubborn blots such as gum, wax, squid ink, and pet stains, and then a truck-mounted rinse system bathes carpets. Next, an Evolution wand breaks up encrusted crud with gentle agitation. The skilled carpet custodian then targets any lingering stains with a specialty spot cleaner and finishes by blowing carpets dry with a high-powered turbo dryer or by mouth.
Armed with eco-friendly cleaning products and the confidence that comes from a clean background check, the staffers at My Green Clean Team descend on homes to tidy, dust, and wash every grimy surface. They can perform maintenance housecleaning on a regular basis—doing such tasks as dusting, collecting trash, and cleaning the kitchen—or arrive for more in-depth individual jobs. Their commitment to thoroughness and arsenal of nonhazardous products fuel their work as they clean whole houses, de-smudge glass, or purge carpets of dirt and video games smashed out of rage.
Cleanpro's proprietary carpet-cleaning system was developed in the late 1980s and stands apart from other cleaners by being environmentally friendly, drying quickly, and removing residue left behind by other cleaners. Using a citrus-based organic formula, Cleanpro teams descend on homes to kick out dirt, grime, and stains with ion exchange technology, and, unlike standard steam cleaning, their fast-drying method leaves carpets moisture-free within one to two hours. In addition to their signature carpet-cleaning service, Cleveland Cleanpro also spruces up stained sofas and upholstery, applies carpet protector, and deodorizes entire homes to prevent neighbors from thinking you eat soup every day of the week.