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Since 1983, Moore’s Quality Cleaners has lifted stains from garments, reassured customers with a 100 percent guarantee, and made sure its staff is guided by its 8 Points of Perfection. The 8 Points mandate consultations about any spots, wrapping for delicate buttons, and recleaning of garments that do not meet customer expectations. Staffers apply these stringent guidelines not only as they dry-clean, but also as they launder garments or alter apparel with faulty straps or too-long pants legs common among retired stilt walkers. To cut down on travel time, the cleaners can pick up and drop off dry cleaning twice a week at clients’ doors.
Mess Maid Right NW's insured and bonded grime-fighters spruce up sullied homes and offices. By offering free onsite estimates and weekly, bi-weekly, and monthly visits, Mess Maid Right NW helps free homeowners from the shackles of mops and brooms so they can engage in their own hobbies, such as building model trains or tiny mops and brooms to put in the compartments of said trains. Their Green Clean?certified staff brings all their own supplies to appointments, tackling all areas of homes from floor to ceiling. In addition to maid services, clients can also opt for carpet, upholstery, or tile and grout cleaning.
With an eye toward client service, the techs at Collin Cleaning offer regular house-cleaning sessions to keep homes sparkling, and special-occasion cleaning reverts a home to a pre-party state. To cater to life changes they also roll up their sleeves for move-in and move-out services, and to keep their services up to par they actively seek customer feedback by phone and email.
Better World Club offers comprehensive street-side support for combustion-powered automobiles and human-driven two-wheelers with its roadside assistance packages. Automobilists can ensure assistance with the basic auto package, which permits up to four service calls annually. Better World resolves a variety of vehicular complications through services such as towing, battery assistance, gasoline delivery, and emergency spoiler BeDazzling. Cyclists benefit from the bicycle roadside assistance package with two service calls annually, eliminating the need for carrying an entire bike's worth of spare parts on each ride. The bike program also enrolls members with the League of American Bicyclists, offering a subscription to American Bicyclist magazine, discounts on biking gear, and e-newsletters.