LaVonte Elegan may have a master's degree in business, but he isn't afraid to get his hands dirty for the sake of a clean carpet. Working alongside his wife, Breanne, LaVonte leads a staff of experienced technicians who attend courses and seminars to stay abreast of the latest cleaning tools and techniques. Their cleaning process starts with a HEPA vacuum to remove dry dirt particles before launching into a meticulous step-by-step regimen that extracts ground-in soil. LaVonte's techs then scour fibers with pet-safe products and a Rotovac machine, which cleans at speeds up to 250 revolutions per minute, leaving it about 20 times drier than cleaning it with a manual scrub wand or teasing it until it cries. Beyond carpet, the crew members at Glow Professional Home Cleaning Services also aim their green cleaning products and hot-water-extraction equipment at stains residing in tile and grout or upholstery.
The amiable staff at Elegant Details, ranked one of the area's best gift shops, stocks the boutique with home embellishments, candles, kitchenware, and women's apparel. Peruse the assortment of Archipelago candles ($22) and Lepi de Provence French soaps ($5.95) to add a fresh fragrance to any home or cyberspace, or adorn coffee tables with a set of four Marble coasters ($17). Wine glasses ($10) and candles in a wine cork motif ($12) can clothe a bare bar, while a ruffle glass cake stand ($20) and linens ($9–$20) decorate drab kitchens. Give a vintage burlap journal to a jotting jet setter or use it to record the number of consecutive days the local meteorologist inaccurately predicted gravy showers.
ProClean Cleaning Services keeps interior airspaces free from allergens, dust, and pollution with air-duct and chimney cleaning for homes and businesses. Ventilation specialists scrub dust and residue from dryer vents, flues, and air-conditioning ducts and install electrostatic filters that block debris without the need for replacements or filter changes.
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.
With a degree in landscape architecture from Washington State and more than 20 years of experience, Chris McAuslan crafts custom designs for both residential and commercial properties. When he isn't stocking his nursery with beautiful trees and shrubs, he installs landscape lighting, waterfalls, synthetic grass, and eco-friendly, solar-powered flowers.
The staff at Martina's Cleaning puts unclean homes through the rinse cycle with fast and efficient housecleaning services. In a flurry of scrubber bubbles, a licensed technician can sanitize bathrooms, wipe dust from surfaces, and restore windows to a sparkling transparency. Homeowners can also request a specialty one-time cleanup when their aquarium-mounted dartboard yields disaster.