One sunny day, Rob Kelley's kids did something characteristically adorable: they decided to make juice from berries they'd picked in the fields. Not so adorably, they spilled the pitcher of just-smashed berries all over one of his dining-room chairs, and the dark purple juice spread across the upholstery. Luckily for the kids, their father owns Sweet's Chem-Dry, and after a session with the company's hot carbonating extraction system, all evidence of the accident disappeared. Kelley documented his success in a small Facebook album.
His team employs the same carbonation system, along with a green, nontoxic cleanser, to lift dirt and debris from carpets, area rugs, and car interiors. Propelled by a truck-mounted machine, the system's microscopic bubbles delve deep into fibers to push grime to the surface, where hot-water extraction flushes it away. Since this system does not leave residue the way cleaning a carpet traditionally or just letting the birds have at it does, carpets stay clean longer. Fabrics dry in up to two hours, and optional protectant shields carpets and upholstery from future stains.
With nine locations throughout the region, Mattress World Northwest brings healthful relaxing sleep to thousands of Oregonian bedrooms. Sean Hathaway and Sherri Hiner display an unshakeable state pride through their long success as an Oregon-based company, curating a huge selection of pillow-top, memory-foam, and gel mattresses from brands such as Englander, Sealy, and ComforPedic, and sporting matching tattoos of the official state farm animal.
Staying true to Sherri's motto of "do right and sleep tight," Mattress World Northwest not only helps friends and customers rest easy with an abundance of brand-name mattresses, but also remains active in the community through support of the Portland Police Sunshine Division and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Nikis Cleaning Services dispatches teams of techs to homes, offices, banks, and medical facilities to get them as spotless as the day they sprouted from the ground. Under the watchful gaze of an experienced supervisor, they polish surfaces with cotton and microfiber cloths and child-safe, nontoxic cleaners that remove dust and allergens. During their weekly and monthly cleanings, they happily honor special requests to pay extra attention to important areas and perform tasks unique to each business or home.
Whether one is gardening indoors, outdoors, in the yard, or up the chimney, the very act of nurturing nature helps to secure a healthier world for the earth and its citizens. Living up to their namesake, The Green Future specializes in all of the tools, seeds, lights, hydroponics, and fertilizers needed to keep internal and external gardens blossoming.
In repairing and installing furnaces, air conditioners, and air-filtration systems, technicians on the 24/7 Heating & Cooling team are helping keep homes' air comfortable and clean. But when clients enlist the team's services, they're directly contributing to helping a disadvantaged family stay warm this winter by becoming part of the shop's free furnace program. This dedication to their work and community informs every repair, replacement, and tune-up they perform, which is why homeowners rely on 24/7 when the seasons change or they get a garden-gnome infestation in the vents.
The old is made new again when Day One Hard Surface Restoration’s licensed and insured technicians apply their attention to carpets, tiles, and other hard surfaces in commercial buildings and residences. Using nontoxic, eco-friendly products and pressurized, heated water, technicians loosen dirt and grime before vacuuming it away with the help of a patented floor tool. Surfaces are left almost completely dry, making it safe to immediately roller-skate upon them.