Top Notch Steamers' trucks are mobile arsenals of cleanliness, buttressed by a bevy of weapons in the war on filth. Hot-water extraction purges dirt and debris from within carpet fibers, the deepest grout, or furniture upholstery. After the wash-‘em-up, techs safeguard the floors from future grime with Teflon, saving homeowners the hassle of lining high-traffic areas with plastic runners or a protective layer of cement.
Vacuuming is great for sucking up surface dirt, but to really keep your carpet looking plush and inviting, nothing beats a steam clean. Your Quality Carpet Care uses a hot water extraction method to remove set-in stains and soil from deep within the pile, helping to reverse the effects of both everyday use and accidental spills. Besides carpet, the method can also clean embedded dirt and pet and food stains from area rugs and upholstery, and all the soil is sucked into a holding tank from a truck-mounted system, so the techs never have to lug cumbersome equipment inside. Best of all, the hot water extraction system uses less moisture than some other forms of carpet cleaning, so carpets are dry and ready to be walked or crab-walked upon that much faster.
After starting as a subcontractor, owner Jason Barnett worked his way up the ladder to open and operate Sunbeam Window Cleaning in 2006. He gleaned his favorite practices from his previous jobs, adding a few ideas of his own to design the low-impact practices his company follows today. Whether cleaning windows or gutters, pressure-washing siding, or repairing screens, his crews always cover their shoes with paper booties and employ waterproof drop cloths to prevent indoor woes. Outdoors, they equip their ladders with mitts to protect glass and siding. And as they wash, each workman wields an industrial-quality squeegee engineered to reduce streaks and increase visits from farsighted swallows.
Static electricity is generally considered a nuisance, causing hair to stand on end or clothes to cling awkwardly to the body. But for the team at USAir Duct and Carpet Cleaning, it's an effective pollutant-nabbing technique. The air-care experts outfit HVAC systems with electrostatic filters that attract airborne particles as they float past and hold them until the filter can be washed. Because the non-disposable filters just require regular cleanings, they can provide a lifetime of reuse, and their design includes an antimicrobial material that restricts the growth of mold and bacteria on the filter surface.
Electrostatic filtration is just one of USAir's many natural cleaning methods. Technicians install UV-light air purifiers on blowers, which break down the molecular bonds of viruses, germs, bacteria, and mold in order to eliminate them. A rotary scrubbing brush and 360-degree vacuum de-grime tile and grout while eschewing the soaps, acid-based formulas, and lectures on hygiene that can dull the tile surface.
Mountain Air Duct Services improves air quality by hunting out dust and dander in all of the crannies in which it hides, from the tufts of carpet to the hard-to-reach panels of air ducts and dryer vents. Experts arrive equipped with powerful vacuums to remove malevolent dirt, debris, and allergens the home's airways, which they can bolster against future infestation with UV lamps. Specially trained and certified cleaners purge carpets and upholstery with techniques catered to each type of fabric, scouring suede with a gentle wand and drying oriental rugs with the wind of one hand clapping. Armed with infrared cameras and hygrometers, the crews ferret out mold and water damage before sanitizing, deodorizing, and disinfecting affected areas.
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.