Since 2002, Men In Kilts' tartan-clad cleaners have employed environmentally friendly cleaning products and Scottish hosiery to wash windowpanes and clear crud-choked gutters. Bedecked in traditional Gaelic leg blankets, Men In Kilts' window cleaners ensure that interior and exterior windows are deep cleaned by hand. For $125, they can clean approximately 20 exterior windows on a single-level home or about 15 windows on a two-level home, and there is no additional charge to remove and wipe down screens and frames. For a more mechanized approach, Men In Kilts utilizes deionized and purified water during water-fed window cleanings to bathe bungalow eyeglasses in a streak-free clean.
The auto technicians at Derek's Auto Detail & Hand Car Wash revitalize vehicles with full-service scrubbings both inside and out. They clean cars from roof to tire with myriad services, all of which include hand washes. The team thoroughly scours interiors with vacuums, and treats exteriors to wax and window cleanings that make panes as transparent as a toddler with truth-serum-spiked juice. Additionally, the auto aestheticians at Derek's offer specialized services such as enzyme-and-odor treatment and conditioning for leather seats and trim.
Specializing in carpet, upholstery, and area-rug cleaning, Citywide Cleaning Services' crews trundle up to houses in trucks bearing hefty steam-cleaning machinery. They pretreat problem areas and stains on carpets using Green Cleaning products before unleashing the full piping hot fury of their hot water extraction equipment onto floors, swiftly sucking away grime and stains. Afterwards, carpets can take as little as six hours to dry, through most carpets take 12 hours to dry out, especially those who follow treatment with back to back viewings of Beaches and Steel Magnolias. Using only nontoxic products, Citywide Cleaning Services does its best to ensure that no irritants compromise newly cleaned homes.
Mark Wagner has been working under the hood of international automobiles since 1972. After securing a master's degree in mechanical engineering in Germany, Wagner ferried both his family and his familiarity with foreign cars to America, where, today, he teams up with the ASE-certified techs in his repair shop. The factory-trained mechanics dole out everything from tune-ups to engine, brake, and transmission repairs. And all of their work is backed by a 15-month, 15,000-mile warranty that prevents cars from worrying about waking up and seeing their name in the classified pages.
The stain-eliminating staff at Aloha Cleaners eschews the harsh chemicals of conventional dry cleaning to extricate grime and stains from clothing and fabrics in a nontoxic manner. Every soiled blouse ($9.95), slept-in sock ($2.50/lb.), or anthropomorphic pair of slacks ($9.95) that wanders through the door tastes a helping of “green” nontoxic hydrocarbon dry-cleaning agent that gently sloughs away stains to render garments as fragrant as rose water distilled from angel's wings. Other items that can awaken from their crud comas include comforters ($30–$50), overcoats ($20.95), and tablecloths ($30). The courteous cleaners at Aloha generally finish orders by the next day, though same-day service is available. A free pickup and delivery service for all locations saves patrons the trouble of navigating the city's maze of municipal garden mazes, with a staff member whisking away and returning laundry to home doors.
Every home is different, and so is the grime that builds up in its nooks and crannies. That's why the cleaning teams at Magic Cleaners tailor their scrubbing services to each dwelling they visit. Customers can use a detailed checklist to indicate the areas most in need of attention, such as messy bedrooms or hallways coated in pudding, and can even request that the cleaners tackle specific tasks such as disinfecting kitchen sinks, polishing chrome fixtures, dusting furniture, and sweeping or mopping floors.