Having resolved at a young age to pursue his passion for green building, Jeff Kaplan created the Urban Land Institute's Young Leaders Program when he was just 21 years old. In late 2007, Jeff started New Living, a green building and home store whose high environmental standards earned the shop a B Corporation certification. Today, New Living sells exclusively eco-friendly products from ethical businesses, stimulating the local green economy while making green materials more affordable and accessible. Staff members passionate about responsible consumerism often help customers interested in repurposing and refinishing items. Kaplan's efforts at revitalizing Houston's small businesses and affinity for wearing capes earned him the title of Green Hero from the U.S. Green Building Council.
Virtuous Floors' commitment to green cleaning beautifies flooring while minimizing environmental impact. Using biodegradable and non-toxic cleaning products, Virtuous Floors' earth-friendly crew will professionally clean soiled carpet, tile, and hardwood floors to a state of spotlessness, removing harmful toxins such as cigarette smoke, particulate matter, pesticides, pet dander, and residue from harsh cleaning products. Because Virtuous Floors' cleaning solutions are made with all-natural ingredients, your home's air remains free of chemical odors. The greener cleaner extends the same courtesy to humans with final friendly touches such as a baseboard wipe-down and the complimentary moving of furniture when required.
As their company?s name implies, Speed Dry?s technicians understand that when homes have been damaged by water or fire, the restoration process needs to begin immediately. This is why they offer 24-hour emergency response for residential and commercial properties, issuing a free estimate for all jobs before diving in. After using thermal infrared imaging to show any hidden damage or ghosts stuck behind walls, team members remedy water or fire damage, then return rooms to pristine condition with reconstruction services.
Speed Dry also offers mold remediation, during which technicians carefully quarantine the affected area to prevent the spread of spores throughout the home, thereby negating the potential threat of a crashed UFO in the backyard. In addition to invasive repairs, customers can commission cosmetic improvements such as carpet and tile cleaning.
International Flooring sands, finishes, and buffs hardwood floors to remove surface blemishes and restore their timbered beauty. During a preliminary visit, technicians measure floors and assess their condition, noting things such as surface scratches, split wood, and unappealing soul patches before drafting a free estimate, delivered to clients via email. Once sanding begins, a dust-collection system captures approximately 95% of dust, and workers trap remaining particles by switching off and prefiltering air-conditioning systems, then draping plastic coverings over walls, light fixtures, and dads who refuse to leave the couch.
The technicians at Spotless Steamers view carpets as a legitimate piece of furniture that family members touch with more than just their feet. For this reason, they omit chemicals from their cleaning regimen. Instead, they rely on pure steam to break apart dirt, sanitize back padding, and preserve the life of fibers. To do so, they use professional cleaning gear powerful enough to perform the commercial jobs they regularly fill. In addition to confronting carpet stains and odors, the team also clears out homes’ air ducts and scrubs hard-to-clean tile and grout.