Persistent ear infections were once a big problem for Lewis, VioClean owner Trung Nguyen's dog. Despite following the vet's advice, Lewis's eardrum blew out—a complication that led to a surgery with no explanation for the cause. At first, it didn't occur to Trung that the cause could be related to his carpets. After all, he worked for a carpet-cleaning company while in college, cleaned his own carpets regularly, and flossed them every night before bed. What could the explanation be?
Eventually, Trung looked to the environment inside his house for the answers, which led him to seek out natural cleaning products. Soon after making that change, he was inspired to leave his accounting career and start a carpet cleaning company using only non-toxic products. Now he and his techs offer cleaning services that range from floor cleaning to indoor environmental testing and mold remediation. Their Green Seal-certified products don't leave sticky residue behind, dry quickly, and are safe for children and pets.
Beckwith Pro-Clean’s Clean Trust–certified team descends upon homes, drawing upon state-of-the-art equipment and almost two decades in business. Floors relinquish dirt to specially blended elixirs and extraction apparatuses heated by a truck-mounted active volcano. When not beautifying floor coverings, the uniformed workers quickly get to work buffing auto and boat interiors, installing flooring, and performing daring acts of water-damage restoration.
Eddies Fresh Touch strives to provide the homes of clients a thorough cleaning. Because some clients may have sensitivities to particular cleaning agents, Eddies Fresh Touch always holds presession consultations. These meetings assure that service needs are met, clients are happy, and crestfallen vacuum cleaners are given the closure they deserve. The company's fully insured technicians also restore shine to hardwood with an array of floor stripping and waxing services.
The licensed and insured technicians from YOCO Maids & Cleaning believe that a tidy home should relieve stress, not cause it. So they take over the scrubbing, mopping, and vacuuming for homeowners, allowing clients more free time to spend with their kids, friends, haunted paintings, and anyone else vying for their attention. Cleaning services can include everything from basic dusting and sweeping to heavy-duty cleans that scour the insides of ovens, microwaves, and freezers. Appointments are available on a one-time basis or by the week for clients looking to sustain their leisurely lifestyle long-term.
In 1965, Popular Mechanics ran a small classified ad for Brookstone, a new catalog company that packed its pages with functional products and detail-oriented descriptions. Brookstone quickly expanded to meet the high demand for its collection of “hard-to-find tools,” and opened the door to its first retail location in 1973. Today, Brookstone’s more than 300 nationwide retail locations allow customers to test-drive its ever-growing lineup of interesting products, which range from Bluetooth-enabled massage chairs to power adapters designed for international travelers and their electronic passports. Staying true to its roots as a catalog company, Brookstone houses an even larger selection of products, each waiting patiently to be shipped, on its website.