New England Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning's army of technicians arrives at doorsteps bearing truck-mounted steam cleaners that blast away smells and stains without the use of damaging chemicals. Hoses engulf soiled carpets, rugs, or upholstery with 220-degree water, which flushes through fibers to extract compacted dirt and stains left over from startling a mustard tester. Cleaning sessions forge pristine carpets without leaving a chemical residue, and optional carpet protectors can gird floorings against future stains. Before being hired, each technician must pass a comprehensive national background check, ensuring every carpet cleaner is safe, friendly, and not dripping with paint.
Beckwith Pro-Clean’s Clean Trust–certified team descends upon homes, drawing upon state-of-the-art equipment and almost two decades in business. Floors relinquish dirt to specially blended elixirs and extraction apparatuses heated by a truck-mounted active volcano. When not beautifying floor coverings, the uniformed workers quickly get to work buffing auto and boat interiors, installing flooring, and performing daring acts of water-damage restoration.
MicroSeal Boston cleans and maintains fancy floor coverings with its gentle, nontoxic, and biodegradable treatments. Customers can get the pickup and delivery service for an additional $25 charge and evict dirt, dander, and cooties from Oriental rugs ($3/sq. ft). These fiber fresheners employ a seven-step process, washing rugs with Old World cleaning techniques in a full-immersion Turkish bathtub. To kick off degriming sessions, cleaners will thoroughly inspect and dust floor toupees to remove dry soil and sand before testing the rug's color. After a languid swim in the cleansing waters of the Turkish bath, fibers emerge cleaner and odor free. Then, a thorough wringing and air-drying in a climate-controlled room followed by a post-treatment vacuum ensures rugs are returned with the same color, shape, and structural integrity as before. Once cleanings are complete, a fabric protection treatment ($2/sq. ft. for rugs; $250 for sofas) with MicroSeal Boston's nontoxic, biodegradable, and nonallergenic formula can guard fibers against future stains and sun damage. The process is also permanent and offers 100 percent sunfade protection.
Founded by brothers Atillio and Aldo Carbone, EZ-Way Cleaners has been taking care of customers and winning awards for more than 60 years. Like volunteer bounty hunters, technicians offer free pick-up and delivery on all items, gently laundering heavy winter coats and silken summer dresses with equal care. After double-checking each garment's cleaning instructions, the staff presses shirts into crisp shape, and uses specialized products and techniques to treat delicate leather, suede, tablecloths, or carpet. Customers are encouraged to bring back their wire hangers both to help protect the environment as well as feed the pet trash compactor kept out back.
Since 1953, DryCleaning by Dorothy has been cleansing treasured threads and hauling them back to their owners' homes and offices free of charge. Purge pants ($7.45) of stains earned in the line of flag-football duty, or freshen up a dapper sport coat ($7.95) after delivering a cease-and-desist notice to a smoke-belching warehouse fire. Sweaters ($7.45) undergo a thorough waterless wash, and gowns (priced on inspection) return refreshed and ready to cocktail party. Expert textile technicians can purify duds the same day they are dropped off, and free home or office delivery spares customers from having to bring their cars down from the attic to go pick up their clothes.