The squeak of newly cleaned glass, the whoosh of a duster, and the melodic hum of a vacuum as it sucks dirt and debris from a carpet. This is the symphony of sounds that whirls around the crew from Shining Shield Cleaning Services. For more than 35 years, the business has dispatched its conductors of clean to homes and offices, where they orchestrate in-depth cleanings that can include whisking away trash, disinfecting kitchen counters, and mopping tile. The company’s bilingual staff is carefully screened by the business owners—one of whom is an active police officer—so clients can rest assured that their home and priceless antique-paste collection are being left in trustworthy hands.
What began as a tailor shop more than a century ago evolved into Cleaning by Frederick’s, a chain of dry-cleaning outposts certified by the Department of Environmental Conservation for their environmentally conscious techniques. Cleaning by Frederick’s technicians employ decades of experience as they clean shirts, pants, and dresses, and gently remove stains embedded in delicate suedes, leathers, bridal gowns, and space suits. Most locations have a full-time tailor who can do alternations, and patrons can drop off their garments or arrange pickup and delivery service.
While a person might wear clothes ranging from basic tees and pants to slinky cocktail dresses, they can't lump everything together when it comes time to do laundry. That’s why the technicians at Fabricare Cleaners offer laundering services in addition to their three styles of dry cleaning: one for basic items, one for fragile items needing special care, and one using biodegradable, eco-friendly detergents. They have a reciprocal relationship with the Fashion Institute of Technology, in which they teach the school how to service garments and the school teaches them how to understand construction. This training enables them to immediately recognize stains and fabric type, allowing them to accurately protect and clean clothes by using fabric-friendly chemicals and buttons previously worn by secret-service agents.
After more than 30 years in the business, the owners recently upgraded the facilities to incorporate green technology and use less energy during their processes. In their upgraded facility, the staff can efficiently clean clothes, furs, house decor, and shoes, which can be dropped off in one of the 24-hour kiosks and are returned with the shop’s free delivery service. They also provide reusable garment bags, helping cut down on plastic waste and large cat nests found in the closet corner.
Beluga Cleaning dispatches insured and bonded cleaning crews that wield environmentally friendly products to clean domestic interiors that include carpets, upholstery, leather, and tile. The professionals follow a 50-point task list as they scour and scrub living areas, rendering surfaces shiny enough to throw out mirrors that insist on the fairness of an uppity stepdaughter. Specialized cleaning services treat leather couches or the grimy grout tucked between tiles, and Beluga Cleaning's 13-step carpet cleaning process leaves underfoot fibers cleaner and fluffier than a newborn cotton ball. In addition to using green cleaning products for all of its services, Beluga Cleaning donates a portion of its profits to Save the Whales to help the endangered mammals after which the company is named.
Laura Home Services? insured and bonded home-care professionals pool their many talents to clean homes and attend to personal-care needs. The team at Laura Home Services predicates its mission around lightening families? work loads, procuring outstanding home services such as thorough housecleaning and home care. The staff at LHS looks after families? welfare and safety by carefully selecting each of its staffers, who have all completed background checks and can name at least 40 out of 50 state capitals.