Letting strangers into one’s home to clean around valued possessions can be nerve-wracking, which is why Shelby Seck is always happy to point out her pedigree. A resident of Overland Park, she has built her cleaning business through happy customers and word of mouth over the last 24 years, ensuring repeat business with her thorough technique. Her cleaners come prepped to deal with every room in the house by equipping themselves with biodegradable cleaning products. This means they are kind to materials while not irritating pets or children. Shelby's team can even divide their man hours, so one cleaner can come for an hour, two cleaners can come for half an hour, or a million cleaners can show up to make the floor cave in and utterly destroy an orange juice spill.
Green Team owner Chris Deulen is currently converting all his vehicles to run on spent vegetable oil from local restaurants––just one of many steps his window-cleaning company is taking toward environmental responsibility. Each day, the fully licensed technicians employ organic and recycled towels, as well as biodegradable and eco-friendly soap to rid glass windows of streaks and smudges and save screens and tracks from oxidation. Beyond protecting the environment from harmful chemicals, they also help sustain the health of home roofs with gutter-cleaning services, happily scaling ladders to pull out leaves, twigs, watermelons, and other common clogs.
Recycle Pink KC's customers are fairly recognizable––they're the ones with the bright pink recycling bins at the end of their driveways. Those bins are specifically for recyclable materials such as electronics and glass items, which the Recycle Pink team will pick up and separate to save them from landfills. As for those pink bins, they aren't just for show, as a portion of Recycle Pink KC's proceeds gets donated to the Cancer Action Center.