It’s not surprising that Chem-Dry boasts more than 4,000 locations around the world—it uses reliable cleaning agents that are both natural and effective. Its carpet-cleaning process leaves floors treadable in one to two hours with a simple mixture of carbonation and hot water that uses significantly less moisture than steam cleaning or an indoor fire hydrant. The nontoxic cleaner, which Chem-Dry calls The Natural, is safe to use around kids and pets. Technicians can also use a black light to hunt down pet urine spots for treatment, remove water damage, and extract grime from tile and grout before applying a protective sealant.
Established in 2000
MTOClean is a professional residential and commercial cleaning company with multiple service components. MTOClean provides its clients with "One-Stop" cleaning and specialty services. MTOClean, The Personal Touch People, services all of Los Angeles, Orange, and San Bernardino counties.
“Dry-clean only.” These words on a garment tag can make people pretty nervous, resulting in hundreds of neglected sweaters, slacks, and dresses. Around the Block Cleaners confronts this issue head-on by offering free after-hours pickup and delivery for its dry-cleaning, alteration, and laundry services. Without the hassle of working around narrow business hours, customers can also drop their garments off themselves, which is an ideal solution for people whose commutes take them by the family-owned shop or who have a debilitating fear of deliverymen.
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.
Most Popular Service: Housekeeping and janitorial
Staff Size: 11?25 people
Average Duration of Services: 2?4 hours
Brands Used: Eco-Friendly, Ms. Meyers, Green Cleaning
Pro Tip: Schedule in advance. Remove any pets (or restrict access) when cleaners are present.
Lucky Auto Detailing proves its commitment to earth-friendly practices by cleaning carriages with only biodegradable solutions, microfiber towels, and liquid wax. Each wash is waterless, a habit which conserves up to 30 gallons of water per car, or the exact amount needed to save a tree that’s dehydrated from crying. The center collects its services in five treatment packages, which range from a six-step regular wash to a full detail complete with doorjamb cleaning and a conditioning of vinyl or leather seats. And Lucky Auto Detailing doesn’t just cleanse cars, but protects them as well; the center’s sealant service prevents color from fading with a two-step process that shields paint with a copolymer concoction capable of projecting a "wet" finish for up to one year.