In business since 1907, the fourth-generation dud detergers at Meier Cleaners oust drab soils from dazzling wardrobes. Enzyme-based soaps help keep whites white and colors bright enough to skip shades on the color chart. Bring in a two-piece suit ($13.50), a pair of pants ($7.75), or a sweater ($8.50) for a new lease on sartorial life after a gentle, yet firm, cleaning. Meier Cleaners also restore wedding frocks to pristine states, turning back the clock to a time when they dreamed of finding a cute tuxedo to marry.
Crowned Best Dry Cleaners by Grand Rapids Magazine, Sheldon Cleaners has been fighting the good fight against dud dirt and unpressed pants for more than 60 years. Its seasoned de-griming doctors will scrutinize each article and carefully tend to sweaters ($6.50), coats ($12.50), dresses ($12.50), and shirts ($4.99)—evicting fiber filth, obnoxious odors, and the stains of spilt wine and spilt blood from a rival poet. By using nonhazardous solutions, Sheldon Cleaners provides a thorough clothing cleanse and scores points with Mother Nature for its eco-friendly practices.
A member of the National Chimney Sweep Guild, Advanced Chimney Sweeps has kept fireplaces and chimneys in safe, working condition for more than a decade. The licensed and insured sweeps' services range from clearing the flue of soot, bird nests, and other obstructions to repairing water damage and replacing liners. With their help, homeowners can rest assured that their fireplace and chimney are as safe for inhabitants as possible, limiting the chance of starting a house fire or being sucked up the chimney into a newly formed black hole.
The owner and operator of KCS Carpet Cleaning and Restoration draws on more than 15 years of experience to brighten and deodorize dirty carpets. To begin the process, which typically lasts up to two hours, a technician moves any regular sofas, loveseats, and small furniture out of the way. A truck-mounted steam-cleaning unit scours threads with natural cleaning solution, after which an army of Matchbox Car–mounted perfume atomizers eliminate odors from the freshly scrubbed shag.
Using minimal water and nontoxic cleaning materials, Chem-Dry of West Michigan’s signature carbonated extraction system relies upon the stain-removing power of hot water to bring dirt and allergens to the surface. Once the hot water uproots these particles from their fibrous abode, the quick-acting powerhead vacuum then whisks them for good. In addition to slaying deep-down grime, this system uses less water than conventional carpet-cleaning services so that floors dry in just a few hours.
Additionally, technicians can remove stubborn stains and prevent future blemishes with carpet protectants and repellents, which increase the surface tension of fibers to prevent dirt and spills from absorbing. The specialists also can use special solutions to remove the scents and stains that come with being a pet owner or a best friend to the Kool-Aid guy.
Extracting odors and stains from clothing for 62 years, Martinizing Dry Cleaners serves 19 locations around the Twin Cities. Free men's dress shirts of stains, creases, and nametag residue ($2.89), or slide legs comfortably into the spotless surfaces of men's and women's slacks ($7.19). Blouses ($7.19) can frolic in the fresh air and warm sunshine of summer after spending quality time with sanitary solvents, and men's and women's suits ($12.59) can seek out water-free cleansing after food fights with hostile raiding parties from HR. Cleaning tips give customers insight into the mysterious and mostly nonmagical world of stain abolition.