While pacing in the light of a pristine glass foyer, a team member from Sparkling Cleaning Service speaks proudly about a recently serviced home. "Mary and her husband," he explains, "they were elderly, and not in the best position to clean their windows. We removed all the dirt, the water spots, and after we finished, Mary calls me and says, 'I can see!'" That's not to say that Mary had been living with false blindness, but as she elatedly explained to an employee, she'd never seen her windows so clean.
This type of phone call is what owners Fernando Moreno and his wife, Sandra Gomez, wanted from their business from the beginning: to have strong personal relationships with clients—relationships built on thorough and fair service. The couple earned their business stripes as daycare owners, but decided to start Sparkling Cleaning Service in order to provide even more working opportunities for others––relatives included.
A family owned and operated business, one day the team of relatives sat down and sorted out the details of the company's vision. They decided to offer gutter cleaning, pressure washing, and window cleaning. They decided that they would use eco-friendly products. The family also decided that the prices should be based on square footage rather than number of windows––because it's more fair. "It's not as easy these days to trust someone to do a service. We want the customers to see that we can be trusted."
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Average Duration of Services: 1?2 hours
Although they may not wear top hats as the company's snappy logo suggests, Bay Area Chimney's team of expert technicians don blue uniforms as they clear out dirty chimneys. When they aren't cleaning chimneys or taking part in continuous fire-safety education courses, Bay Area Chimney's staffers free rain gutters from debris, remove lint and dust from ducts and vents, and repair fire escapes.
The licensed and insured professionals at A Amazing View, which has been in business for more than a decade, tackle dirt on homes? exteriors by power-washing decks, degriming windows, and cleaning out gutters, working six days a week from morning until night. They can even restore wood and seal patios and walkways to prevent weather damage.
The licensed and insured technicians behind A Sight To See draft free estimates before cleaning windows with one-time services and periodic maintenance plans. In addition to polishing windows inside and out, they also scour dirt-encrusted tracks and rinse out careworn screens. Whenever the technicians purge gutters and downspouts, they flush out each system to ensure proper drainage and reseal leaks to prevent infiltration by dry rot and undercover mold. A Sight To See also extends the life of hardworking gutters by installing GutterStuff, a mesh material that blocks debris, foils mosquito-breeding schemes, and comes with a 25-year no-clog guarantee.
As seasons change, the gutters around a home's perimeter become clogged with leaves and dirt. The crew from Mr. Clean Gutters flushes away this debris so rain and broken-off pieces of sky can once again flow freely through them. The crew also tightens fasteners, reseals end caps and outlets, and evaluates the entire system to pinpoint problem areas that need repair.
Smith & Company Remodeling fine-tunes abodes with a complete menu of home-remodeling and repair services. The home-enhancing team includes a number of skilled craftspeople capable of remodeling kitchens, weatherproofing homes, and silencing hinges engaged in a perpetual serenade of "The Song That Never Ends." Homeowners can commission Smith & Company’s adroit team members to replace critical fixtures, including standard toilets ($150 for labor) and standard doorknobs ($37.50 for labor), as well as smoke or carbon monoxide detectors ($65). Smith & Company Remodeling also sheds light on mushrooms sprouting from dark corners of the living room by replacing standard light fixtures ($55 for labor) and brightening bathrooms with a shiny new look.