Personal Maid Service's professional cleaners arrive at their clients' homes armed with more than 10 years of experience and a lifetime's supply of elbow grease. They restore homes to a more hygienic state by following a 67-point checklist that covers commonly sullied areas, such as kitchen countertops and tubs plagued by those messy rubber-ducky insurrections. In addition to standard cleaning, the fully insured company specializes in carpet- and window-cleaning services. To build a working relationship with clients and skittish pet goldfish, Personal Maid Service books its clients with the same cleaning professionals for each visit.
It's not unusual for technicians from Air Scrubbers Air Duct Cleaning to find toys, bottles, and paper in vents, along with the standard debris that blocks the passages. These objects aren't typical, but they do reflect a larger need for duct maintenance. Services evict dust, allergens, and other contaminants that drag down indoor air quality and pump up cooling and heating bills.
Since it's founding in 1944, Pratt-Abbott Cleaners has blossomed and branched out to 19 area locations. Employees revive apparel with premium dry-cleaning finishing techniques, spotting and processing textiles in roughly one day's time or on the same day if dropped off before 8 a.m. They also offer free dry-cleaning pickup and delivery services to homes or magical wardrobes that happen to lead to homes.
The uniform- and linen-rental service supplies businesses with everything from basic industrial uniforms from Chef Works and Reed to premium wear from Adidas and Champion. Pratt-Abbott Cleaners also partners with other businesses during the annual Coats & Toys for Kids campaign to clean and donate more than 40,000 gently used coats to families in need.
Founded by brothers Atillio and Aldo Carbone, EZ-Way Cleaners has been taking care of customers and winning awards for more than 60 years. Like volunteer bounty hunters, technicians offer free pick-up and delivery on all items, gently laundering heavy winter coats and silken summer dresses with equal care. After double-checking each garment's cleaning instructions, the staff presses shirts into crisp shape, and uses specialized products and techniques to treat delicate leather, suede, tablecloths, or carpet. Customers are encouraged to bring back their wire hangers both to help protect the environment as well as feed the pet trash compactor kept out back.
Though the horse-drawn vacuums of yesteryear have come and gone, North Shore Vacuum and Appliance retains its family-run ethos from when it first opened in 1934. Now helmed by fourth-generation salesman Wayne Simonelli, the shop carries vacuums from dozens of brands, such as Dyson, Eureka, and Panasonic, and the staff performs repairs on a slew of models as well. In an interview with the Daily Item, Simonelli said, "I know vacuums. I go to seminars, conventions. I probably repair 1,000 machines a year." This dedication has earned North Shore Vacuum and Appliance the distinction of Miele Diamond Dealer, with access to limited-edition models only made available to exemplary retailers and scientists still trying to build a time machine.