If it's better for the earth, then it's also better for you. So goes this way of thinking at Breathe Green, where the staff uses products that are strictly nontoxic and bio-degradable. Transporting these products to homes and businesses, teams spritz natural sprays and soaps over every surface, leaving spaces sparkling without the harmful effects of harsh chemicals or dirty looks from yard-dwelling creatures. Residential packages range from thorough once-overs to deep cleans that include full scrub-downs of kitchen appliances—inside and out—as well as steam-cleaning floors, testing the air quality, and washing the walls.
North Pointe Cleaners' dry cleaning doyens, who have keen eyes for garment labels spouting cleaning specifications, have domesticated a state-of-the-art 65-pound dry-cleaning machine designed to refurbish weatherworn wardrobes. Like the world’s largest tilt-o-whirl laundry rack, North Pointe Cleaners can handle a wide spectrum of garments ranging from skirts ($5.99 each) and pants ($5.95 each) to sweaters ($5.95 each) and evening gowns ($19.95+). Enlist these friendly staffers to expunge last winter’s smudgy fingerprints from coats ($11.95+) or restore sport jackets ($6.95 each) and two-piece suits ($11.95 each) to a dapper state after executive-level food fights at the office.
The experts at Nigosian Rug Company, which opened its doors more than 40 years ago, maintain quality floor décor with skillful repair, cleaning, and appraisal services. In the store, technicians stitch, patch, and weave worn rugs, saving floors the embarrassment of donning ill-fitting toupees (a $50 minimum). Customers can also drop rugs off at Nigosian Rug Company and let the store's resident pile prodigies scrub away grunge and stains (a $50 minimum). Expert appraisers inspect floor coverings to determine their values (a $75 minimum), deftly distinguishing between antique oriental rugs and week-old tortillas that fell under the dinner table.
ASD WaterWorks specializes in property restoration for residential and commercial clients, whether that means removing stains from carpet or repairing damage from flooding or fires. For carpet cleaning calls, the staff relies on truck-mounted steam-cleaning devices to eradicate dust and allergens. In emergency cases, technicians strive for a response time of less than an hour, a practice that allows them to mitigate potential damage and to throw away their 6-month day planner marked "Future Emergency Appointments."
Drawing on the company's two-decade history in the custodial industry, Suburban Commercial Cleaning's bonded and insured technicians wage war against dust in homes and business in the Troy area. An arsenal of all-natural and biodegradable products from Shaklee helps the techs to deep-clean interior surfaces without the use of phosphates, nitrates, or indentured porcupines as scouring pads. In addition to more specific services such as carpet cleaning and floor waxing, crews work with clients to design a custom cleaning plan to fit commercial or residential needs.