Buckeye Chem-Dry eschews the excessively soggy and soapy procedures of steam cleaning with a drier, more effective approach. A non-toxic cleaning agent infused with carbonation ($29.95 value for a maximum of 250 square feet) breaks dirt particles’ firm grip on carpet fibers and propels them up to the surface on the backs of little bubbles, where they are easily extracted—leaving floor blankets free of residue and fit to once again tickle regal feet. To fortify your carpet against future stains, Chem-Dry’s professional cleaners will also apply a coat of PowerGuard protectant ($12.50 value), whose acid-dye resistors and polymer base safeguard carpets against clumsily clutched wine glasses, police outline chalk, and projectile-vomiting pet walruses.
Procare, a family-owned-and-operated company, has been freshening floors by evicting grime for more than 12 years. Its staff of trained dust busters will move up to three moderately sized (50 lbs. or less) pieces of furniture per room, then go to work annihilating pet messes, the grey of high-traffic areas, and ground-in LEGO helmets. Procare's carpet-cleaning process makes homes healthier by sucking and sanitizing carpets at a temperature of up to 275 degrees; high heat evicts mold and converts dust mites into angel tears, while the cloud of resulting steam ensures that bacteria flees forthwith. With pollutants piled on wagons headed West, homeowners will be able to enjoy a manifest destiny of healthier air within 2-6 hours.
Cindy and Shavonne, the owners of ABC Cleaning of Ohio, draw from more than 10 years of cleaning experience to meticulously tidy up their clients' homes. With a team of trained cleaners, they buff and wax floors, sanitize bathrooms, and wipe windows and blinds free of dust. They also perform tasks such as organizing messy closets, straightening unruly offices, or rearranging blades of grass that someone stepped on in the yard.
Fabulous Floors' technicians restore the beauty of hardwood flooring with a proprietary system that gently buffs away nicks and scratches without sanding or wood removal. The process is dustless and odorless, and it can usually be completed within a few hours. After treatments, a coat of polyurethane leaves floors gleaming.
The trained tress-tamers at Salon Lofts know how to snip, dye, and charm the most distraught bristles, frizzies, and Medusa head-snakes. Specialists can expertly install partial weaves ($85), add accent color to colloquial coiffures ($65+), and strap in shine with a super-shine gloss treatment seatbelt ($45+). Or opt for nail services and enjoy expertly manicured finger lawns and toe topiaries ($40+ for a spa manicure and pedicure) (services and prices may vary by location). Call ahead or go online to schedule your appointment.
Some people think the number 13 is as unlucky as walking beneath a ladder or stepping on a sidewalk crack that crumbles into an abyss. But for the technicians of Clean Guy Cleaning Services LLC, that number represents the 13 steps that they take to cleanse and condition carpets, ensuring homes look their best from the floor up. The Rotovac DHX system rotates hundreds of times to eliminate grime from every direction, even retexturizing carpeting matted by extensive foot traffic or sleeping bears that won’t budge. Carpets aren’t the company’s only specialty—technicians also clean upholstery and tile surfaces.