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.
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.
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.
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]]
One of the East Coast's best-known Members-only wholesale retailers, BJ's serves more than six million Members in more than 200 clubs as far west as Ohio. Within these sprawling locations, BJ's helps provide more selections to savvy shoppers looking to knock out most of their errands in a single stop. In the same visit, Members can stock up on economy-sized groceries?including USDA choice meats, farm-fresh produce, and everyday essentials?grab name-brand electronics, and even plan a vacation through BJ's Travel. Each service makes up a single part of BJ's well-rounded retail experience, but simplifying shopping isn't BJ's only goal; in 2012 alone, the company donated more than $2.2 million to charitable organizations.