When beginning her own cleaning service, the founder of Greenforce Clean Team wanted to do more than simply tidy up living rooms. Cleaning her client's homes had to go hand-in-hand with keeping the environment healthy, both inside the house and out. This standard of eco-responsibility influences every aspect of the team's methods, including their exclusive use of biodegradable, nontoxic products and the purchase of carbon credits to offset their gas usage. Their dedication to eco-friendly cleaning has gained Greenforce the praise of the San Francisco edition of Daily Candy, numerous corporate clients, and squirrels that leave thank-you notes carved in acorns.
At Almaden Valley Window Washing, a small, family-run business operating for more than three decades, technicians use only child- and pet-safe cleaning products to oust gunk from homes' interiors and exteriors. Grime fighters free windows of light-blocking filth and relieve gutters of accumulated foliage or broomstick fibers dropped by migrating witches. The handy team can also refurbish houses' insides with home repairs or remodeling. Always attuned to homeowner's satisfaction, the company's landscape architects use meticulous techniques when coiffing hedges, installing gutter protectors, or painting decks with glow-in-the-dark bull's eyes for arriving UFOs.
Born in Vietnam, Diem Tran moved to America when she was a young girl. She split her time between studying business management and working at a large cleaning service until she decided to combine the two efforts into her own company: Simply Maid Home.
Today, Diem dispatches a team of insured, bonded, and background-checked technicians to tidy up homes and offices. Her worldly background has inspired her to care for the environment, and she arms her team with earth-friendly cleaning solvents that swipe away grime and clean up oil spills in bathtubs. When they aren't cleaning interiors or polishing windows, Diem’s technicians give back to the community by partnering with Cleaning for Heroes, an organization that provides cleaning assistance to veterans.
Owners Keri and Ron Mitchell bring more than 14 years of experience with earth-conscious cleaning practices to the arsenal of Green Clean Freaks. During each cleaning and surface restoration, the couples' licensed and insured cleaning technicians scrub furniture and floors with Green Seal–certified products that eschew harsh or abrasive chemicals for eco-friendly ingredients. The team scours rooms from floors to fixtures, flushing out stains with steam-powered equipment, elbow grease, and, when all else fails, the magic word. They shine surfaces in bathrooms, dust blinds in living rooms, and tackle appliances in the kitchen. Crew members also ensure interior windows are spotless and mantels free of dust before packing their equipment in their bottomless carpetbag and flying away via umbrella.
Since 1997, Stevenson's Window, Carpet & Tile Cleaning has honed the art of scrubbing, vacuuming, and shining most every surface that exists in homes. A seven-step process makes carpeting barefoot-friendly. Both upholstery and tile meet their match at the hands of Stevenson's technicians, who also power wash exteriors, clear out gutters, and revitalize patios. Their residue-free window cleaning method ensures that clients can have a streak-free view of the outdoors and dogs can see when their owners are coming home and quickly end their game of cards.