The friendly folks at Weldon Cleaners have pursued aqua-free cleaning since 1982 and have been using environmentally friendly GreenEarth products since 2002. GreenEarth's cleaning products replace traditional petroleum-based solvents with liquid silicone, a gentle solution made from sand that has been ground down over millennia by sea urchin sand grinders in Mother Earth's very own sand factory. Rather than attack your garments with harsh petroleum-based products, Weldon will ensure your blouses, slacks, sweaters, sport coats, and skirts are begged their pardon and cleaned as gently as possible (at $6.50 per garment). Rush off to a job interview or business potluck in a freshly pressed, odor-free two-piece suit or dress ($13). Weldon's coat- cleaning service will help you finally eliminate the squash remains that accumulated on your lapel during last year's Great Pumpkin séance (starting at $12).
With years of experience, Metro Wide's team of insured and bonded technicians help beautify homes and businesses by scrubbing and scouring surfaces ranging from roofs and windows to carpets and gutters. When water begins to pool in gutters clogged with debris, or smudged windows keep you from basking in the glow of a neighbor's Christmas light display, homeowners can call on the team to give their abodes a thorough cleaning. And when a major cleanup is in order—including wind damage or storms—the team can step in and help remove the debris.
Pro Clean of Kansas City's certified technicians banish dirt and debris from upholstery and floors of all types. Using truck-mounted equipment, they eliminate grime hidden deep in carpet fibers, and employ buffers and heated solutions to remove residue from tile and grout. This attention to detail also extends to upholstery, which is tended with pH-balanced, bleach-free solutions. The cleaners also adjust both water temperature and pressure while treating each material, ensuring stains are cleared away without damaging fibers or embroidered to-do lists.
In 1965, Popular Mechanics ran a small classified ad for Brookstone, a new catalog company that packed its pages with functional products and detail-oriented descriptions. Brookstone quickly expanded to meet the high demand for its collection of “hard-to-find tools,” and opened the door to its first retail location in 1973. Today, Brookstone’s more than 300 nationwide retail locations allow customers to test-drive its ever-growing lineup of interesting products, which range from Bluetooth-enabled massage chairs to power adapters designed for international travelers and their electronic passports. Staying true to its roots as a catalog company, Brookstone houses an even larger selection of products, each waiting patiently to be shipped, on its website.
Letting strangers into one’s home to clean around valued possessions can be nerve-wracking, which is why Shelby Seck is always happy to point out her pedigree. A resident of Overland Park, she has built her cleaning business through happy customers and word of mouth over the last 24 years, ensuring repeat business with her thorough technique. Her cleaners come prepped to deal with every room in the house by equipping themselves with biodegradable cleaning products. This means they are kind to materials while not irritating pets or children. Shelby's team can even divide their man hours, so one cleaner can come for an hour, two cleaners can come for half an hour, or a million cleaners can show up to make the floor cave in and utterly destroy an orange juice spill.
Recently featured on the popular ABC television show Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Noonshine Window Cleaning Service employs an army of creative squeegee assassins that have perfected the domestic art of window cleaning and other home maintenance services. With the secret Noonshine window-cleaning solution holstered, workers treat panes to a 10-step process that makes for streak-free glass imbued with magical rain-resistant properties. The company ethos insists upon respect for customers and their property. Standard Noonshine courtesies include confirmation phone calls the day before an appointment, punctual arrival, and tips on avoiding awkward eye contact with sparrows that often nest on second-story sills so they can steal WiFi.