The licensed-and-insured team from Sky Blue Window Services leaves a sparkling trail of commercial and residential windows in its wake. Company president Patrick Roane started the business in Illinois, where he grew up, but recently Sky Blue has begun expanding into Northern California. Attention to detail and professionalism aren’t the only values prized by Roane and company—a sense of community influences Sky Blue’s efforts, and the team feels strongly about supporting other local businesses. In addition to cleaning windows, the technicians clean and repair screens, clear shooting stars out of gutters, refinish wood decks, and perform basic home maintenance and carpentry.
At Almaden Valley Window Washing, a small, family-run business operating for more than three decades, technicians use only child- and pet-safe cleaning products to oust gunk from homes' interiors and exteriors. Grime fighters free windows of light-blocking filth and relieve gutters of accumulated foliage or broomstick fibers dropped by migrating witches. The handy team can also refurbish houses' insides with home repairs or remodeling. Always attuned to homeowner's satisfaction, the company's landscape architects use meticulous techniques when coiffing hedges, installing gutter protectors, or painting decks with glow-in-the-dark bull's eyes for arriving UFOs.
The dexterous and detailed cleaners at LV Carpet Care beautify the soft and solid walkways of the home with nontoxic and green cleaning agents. Their truck-mounted hot water extraction system can ingest frustrating stains or, when combined with a low-pressure spray, soften and suck up the dirt on upholstery. The team can use truck-mounted extractors and high-velocity air vans to prevent carpets, pads, sheets, rock, and insulation from accruing water damage. In addition to cleansing carpets, the team uses power washers to clean outdoor surfaces, linoleum tile, windows, or the torsos of an opposing team during backyard squirt-gun battles.
The shamrock in Emerald State Painting’s logo gives a nod to owner Evan Hartnett’s birthplace of Ireland, where he first began putting paintbrush to walls. Now with 10 years of experience, he and his crew travel all over the Santa Clara area using high-quality Kelly-Moore paint to revivify interiors and exteriors.
Equipped with their own products and equipment, the fully insured techs from Exceptional Cleaning Services unleash scrubbing fury on homes during their residential cleanings. To ensure that no nook goes undusted, the cleaning gurus adhere to a strict checklist, which includes commonly overlooked tasks such as dusting the baseboards, fluffing the pillows, cleaning the windows, and reminding the homeowner's neglected broom that it's not his fault. Exceptional Cleaning also gives a big hug to Mother Earth by using all eco-friendly, nontoxic products.
NorCal Jump keeps kids not only active, but airborne. The company rents out a regularly updated supply of rainbow-hued bounce houses, which can each hold up to 10 leaping youngsters or Venus de Milos. The play structures range from standard models adorned with decorative banners of cartoon characters to a more elaborate style with an actual inflatable Spiderman on its roof. In select houses, tots can slip down inflatable slides, dart through obstacle courses, and dunk on kid-sized basketball hoops. A team of trained staffers delivers and sets up each house and can bring along selections from the business’s supply of waterslides and cotton-candy machines.