Shine-Bright can make windows disappear—or so it would seem. Rather than using dingy squeegees, the company's insured technicians hand wax and polish glass with specialty cotton cloths. This ensures smudge-free views without all the messy cleanup. Homeowners may solicit a crew to remove spots from a simple sliding door or bay window, or they may commission them for more precarious glass surfaces such as a skylight or a sleeping giant's monocle.
Eco-pad Carpet Cleaning's certified and insured technicians make sure household carpets are friendlier to feet with their unique cleaning device. Rather than using truck-mounted, steam-based equipment that often uses too much water and leaves floor toupees soaked for several hours, the company’s carpet experts instead wield an oscillating pad machine. Their cleaning method relies on only a small amount of water combined with eco- and pet-friendly chemicals, and doesn't require extraction. This means that carpets dry naturally, usually within 45 minutes or less––the same time it takes for homeowners to realize their roof is missing.
Whenever Doug Hetsch's chimney sweeps head out, they always tote along a bag of toys. On his most memorable job, Hetsch snuck one of them up the flue when the homeowner's child—who'd been watching them work—wasn't looking. When the toy tumbled out minutes later, Hetsch picked it up and said casually, "Yeah, these things fall out of Santa's bag all the time." The little girl nearly hyperventilated. Overwhelmed by the experience, and amazed that chimney sweeps were allowed to get dirt on their faces, she ran after Hetsch as he left, saying she wanted to be a chimney sweep when she grew up.
Hetsch expects this kind of service from his crew, all of whom are certified by the Chimney Safety Institute of America. A pilot in his spare time, Hetsch trains his team to deliver service with the diligence of an aviator—always well groomed, crisply uniformed, and able to explain complicated terms in plain, direct language. Using a closed-circuit video scanner, teams create a digital image of each chimney's interior to more accurately assess the job. Based on these renderings, they can adjust cleaning methods, as well as recommend services to bring chimneys up to or beyond current building codes. All American Chimney Service works on smokestacks up to 100 years old, ensuring a safe conduit for smoke or the ghosts of logs originally chopped by Teddy Roosevelt.
While homes may appear sparkling clean on the surface, difficult-to-reach ducts can provide a safe haven for debris, dust, and airborne allergens. It's Duct Time, armed with HEPA-filtered machinery, arrive to remove the whole mess from the entire ventilation system, improving air quality as well as the performance of HVAC systems. In a visit to a home or business, It's Duct Time's employees can also examine air-conditioning units to see if they're operating properly and if they've attained self-awareness and an appreciation for human music.
Fireplaces bring many comforts into a home, from warmth to the tranquil sounds of a crackling log. Unfortunately, there's a price to pay for this coziness: soot, ash, and Santa's discarded candy wrappers. Ashes Away Chimney Sweeps' team addresses this issue, cleaning out chimneys from top to bottom. While peering into these fireplace holes, they can also remove errant animals, check for damage, and make repairs—a service they have performed since 1980.