No stain is too small and no dust bunny too ferocious for the trained and insured technicians from D&G Maintenance. More than 20 years of combined experience goes into each job, whether techs are cleaning a home's kitchen, collecting the office trash, or lifting years-old crumbs from dirty carpets. Available on schedules ranging from daily to monthly, service crews make their appointed rounds armed with environmentally friendly cleaning chemicals and processes.
Just as grandmothers always knew to reach for club soda when eradicating a stain, Chem-Dry Clean Masters’ expert techs know that the fizzy power of tiny bubbles can revitalize carpets as well. They treat dirty rugs with The Natural, a carbonating solution that burrows deep into trapped stains before lifting offending dirt to the surface, where it can be easily removed. The cleaning system also eschews soap—leaving carpets free of residue—and uses one-fifth the water of traditional cleaning systems. Beyond simple carpet cleaning, Chem-Dry employs a special system for removing pet odor that journeys below the carpet fibers, cleaning down to the backing, padding, and subfloor if necessary. Technicians also traffic in a specialty spot remover that erases the stains left by ketchup, jelly, and leg-wrestling matches with the Kool-Aid Man.
Beach Cities Floor Care and Carpet Cleaning cleanses floors coated in carpet, tile, and hardwood, as well as tackling upholstery, curtains, and auto interiors, with nontoxic, biodegradable solutions and powerful equipment. Among its fleet of sanitizing machines is the Rotovac Powerwand, which rakes rotating scrubbers over carpet fibers 1,500 times per minute—three times faster than the wand of a benevolent witch. The diamond sanders of Hawk floor machines skitter across rough marble, travertine, or limestone, leaving walkways as smooth as silk welcome mats in their wake, and the machines' self-contained spinners scrub natural stone. High-alkaline pretreatment paves the way for the Prochem Blazer XL, which sucks the solution along with all the grime it has trapped from tile and grout. The Beach Cities cleaning techs can also come to the aid of drowning floors at all hours with the company’s 24-hour flood service.
While attending law school in the ‘70s, Majestic Chem-Dry founder Robert Harris worked as a carpet cleaner by day and an amateur chemist by night. During this stint, he set a mission for himself: to concoct a cleaning formula that succeeded where most others failed. After years of studying the chemical properties of various solutions and performing his own experiments, Robert successfully devised a carbonated cleaning solution that was both effective on stains and safe for kids, pets, and allergy-afflicted poltergeists. With his new invention—named The Natural—in tow, Robert went into business, first serving family and friends before founding his own small carpet-and-upholstery-cleaning franchise. Today, the Chem-Dry network boasts thousands of locations around the world, which are staffed by certified technicians and protect clients with a satisfaction guarantee.
Providing full-service dry cleaning to the Orange County area since 1950, Kona Cleaners has tidied more than a semi-century worth of suits, space suits, jeans, space jeans, pope robes, dresses, and sticky gorilla costumes. Prices vary by location; pants, on average, cost $5.35, a dress is $9.96, and shirts run around $2.65. Specializing in cleaning unusual materials such as caviar sequins and bread-bowl hats, Kona also expertly performs alterations ($10 average for a pant hem) and employs environmentally conscious cleaning methods. Their use of wet cleaning when possible and high-tech cleaning equipment is buttressed by a sophisticated sorting system and a well-trained staff that ensures each garment is restored to its fresh-off-the-particle-assembler condition.