At Lapels Dry Cleaning, the owner is always behind the counter, fostering an open relationship with clients. Same-day cleaning allows for speedy turnarounds on suits, and 24-hour drop-off service lets efficiency-minded patrons leave their clothes while sleepwalking. As a service to the planet, Lapels uses a nontoxic dry-cleaning solvent and recycles hangers and plastic garment bags.
Clothes tumble inside the rows of dryers while the washing machines emit their familiar whir at Quickwash Laundromat. True to its name, the enterprise's array of heavy-duty equipment gives patrons a prime spot to get their clothes-washing needs taken care in an easy and speedy manner. Articles from socks to shirts emerge warm and fragrant, ready to be folded and be taken on their way.
Tatyana Cleaning Service supplies the products, the equipment, and the elbow grease to spruce up homes and offices. But general housecleaning is only one bristle in the company's home-refurbishment brush. Fully insured technicians can be deployed for chimney and air-duct maintenance, carpet cleaning, or exterior pressure washing. Clients can request window-cleaning services to remove smudges from the sliding glass door or unsightly alien fingerprints from the ozone layer.
It's hard to clean air directly. So instead, Advanced Air Duct Solution's team of highly trained technicians cleans ventilating systems and ductwork. At both homes and offices, they use a 10-step process that relies on negative air pressure to clear ducts of dust, secondhand smoke, and residual vapors from cleaning products. They apply a similar process to chimneys too, stripping away buildup and any scraps of red velour left by Santa Claus.
Whereas many homeowners dread spring cleaning, the staff at A-S Window Cleaning Service is happy to purge dirt, pollen, and dust year-round. The insured team at A-S knows how to safely remove all manner of window-dirtying grime?even road salt kicked up onto panes during the wintertime. A combination of elbow grease and the company?s specialty cleaning solution leaves glass more transparent than political promises made the first Monday in November. A-S staffers show up in uniform for regularly scheduled cleanings or a one-time service. Along with its headlining window-washing services, the company also offers pressure washing, carpet cleaning, gutter cleaning, and janitorial services.
Whether you're resting in a mountain cabin, traveling through a city, or being vented out an airlock into outer space, dust is all around you. Microscopic particles—usually a combination of soil, pollen, skin cells, and minerals—can pile up quickly indoors. The problem is exacerbated by tiny creatures called dust mites, which gather in groups of 100 to 500 per gram of dust to devour flakes of human skin while multiplying in number, excreting waste, and probably chittering away. No matter where you are on Earth, a mote of dust is presently traveling straight toward your eye, thanks to the persistent creation of dust in almost any climate humans inhabit.
Even beyond our planet, dust is ubiquitous: astronomers face the universe's untidiness every time they peer through a telescope and find formations of cosmic dust, which absorb the visible light around them. Although it comes from exploding stars rather than flaky humans, space dust isn't so different from the domestic variety: a 2007 paper published in IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science explored the similarities between the formation of dust bunnies under beds and the coagulation of space dust into planets.