One Call Junk Haul sends its muscular staff throughout the Boston proper, Boston north, and Boston south areas, where they fill sturdy truck beds with refuse from homes and offices. The company collects nearly any unwanted item, from mattresses and hot tubs to jungle gyms and construction debris, stopping short of potentially hazardous materials such as batteries, paint thinner, and burn books. After each collection, which is efficiently routed to avoid wasting fuel, One Call Junk Haul follows other green initiatives such as recycling and donating as many items as possible.
Personal Maid Service's professional cleaners arrive at their clients' homes armed with more than 10 years of experience and a lifetime's supply of elbow grease. They restore homes to a more hygienic state by following a 67-point checklist that covers commonly sullied areas, such as kitchen countertops and tubs plagued by those messy rubber-ducky insurrections. In addition to standard cleaning, the fully insured company specializes in carpet- and window-cleaning services. To build a working relationship with clients and skittish pet goldfish, Personal Maid Service books its clients with the same cleaning professionals for each visit.
A company that was built primarily on referrals, Armstrong Heating and Power Vac Inc. has purged ducts and chimneys for more than 40 years. During each air-duct cleaning, trained techs use power-vacuum trucks and custom duct-cleaning equipment to remove dirt and debris without the use of chemicals or sealers, which has a similar effect on a human’s mouth as peanut butter on a dog’s mouth. When they aren't purging residential air canals, technicians clean out dryer vents and chimneys to keep homes’ respiratory systems in working order and prevent the potentially dangerous results of chronic disrepair.:m]]
At Lapels Dry Cleaning, the owner is always behind the counter, fostering an open relationship with clients. Same-day cleaning allows for speedy turnarounds on suits, and 24-hour drop-off service lets efficiency-minded patrons leave their clothes while sleepwalking. As a service to the planet, Lapels uses a nontoxic dry-cleaning solvent and recycles hangers and plastic garment bags.
The professional cleaners at Diamond Shine Cleaning Solution happily tackle the burden of housework, freeing homeowners to relax after work, cook, or spend time with their family. They offer three cleaning product packages to suit each client's home or preference, starting with heavy-hitting disinfectants. Otherwise, those averse to certain chemicals or the smell of bleach can opt for non-toxic cleaners, and those looking to go even more green can request cleanings using a water-based solution mixed with baking soda or vinegar. Of course, they can also just rely on the cleaning supplies or magical British nannies already stored inside the homeowner's cabinets.
Quick, quick, slow. Quick, quick, slow. It seems that every dance lesson starts the same way. Students are told, "These are the steps," "Move to the beat," and "Never breakdance on wet cement." But unwilling to settle for the minimum, Seacoast Ballroom helps dancers see beyond getting their feet to move in the right direction. Its founder, Frederick Dunn, strives to inject dancers with grace and musical expression to help them feel dance for what it is?an art form. Its classes range in difficulty from beginner to competition level, and cover a variety of ballroom styles. Solo dancers or couples can strut through a tango, shimmy their hips in salsa, or effuse elegance through the Viennese waltz.