Window Genie’s scum-busters arrive to each job in a clearly marked chariot armed with the necessary equipment to tackle exterior household dust and decay. Pane pamperers kick off a window cleaning for homes up to two stories by scraping off tree sap, bird droppings, and other hard-to-clean debris with a specially designed blade that moonlights as a shiv stunt double in prison movies. Then, they’ll suds up sills to wipe away dust and accumulated grime, and they'll scrub soiled screens for an extra fee ($1 each). An exterior-only clean endows fixed-plate windows ($2.75 each), double-hung windows ($4.50 each), and triple-track storm windows ($12 each) with enough sparkle to make diamond-encrusted neighbors jealous. Or, homeowners can opt for an interior-exterior cleaning, and careful cleaners will shed shoes before entering abodes to avoid leaving footprints on carpet ($5–$18/window).
Since 1998, the licensed technicians at Lanaville Contracting have kept outdoor surfaces such as windows, decks, and driveways looking like new. A handful of services aid in this endeavor, including pressure washing to oust dirt and grime, painting to lend a home a pleasing hue, and sealing and staining to prevent a beautiful deck from suffering water damage. These professionals focus on providing a twofold potential benefit: not only do homeowners get to enjoy a more pristine home while they've got it, but also the enhanced curb appeal could help with resale value when they want to sell it.
Led by flooring expert Bob Chylewski, the technicians at Kwik Klean pride themselves on the detail of their work, their up-to-date training, and their personal code of ethics. Technicians harness a powerful steam-extraction system that draws out up dirt and stains while leaving behind no soapy residue. Wide-faced vacuum appliances suck floodwater out of carpets, and small, handheld attachments for treating delicate upholstery. Technicians can also tackle tile and grout cleaning as well as pressure washing.
The experienced cleaning crew at Appolo Window Washing spruces up the windows of more than 3,000 residences per year. With that much practice, the team has the process down to a science. The team members slough off deposits and minerals with blades before soaping and then swiping their squeegees across glass, leaving a streak-free shine. The team also looks after carpets by wearing protective booties inside homes and protects siding from scratches by fitting its ladders with protective pads.
The professional painters at 1-888-WOW-1DAY approach each job with an artist’s eye for detail and a racecar pit crew’s obsession with speed. Arriving at homes or offices in full uniform, the crews implements a simple five-step process that escorts customers from their initial estimate to a final follow-up call in the span of 24 hours. Perfected over the course of two decades, the company’s exhaustive yet snappy system—which maximizes efficiency without sacrificing quality—stems from CEO Brian Scudamore. Brian’s effective, customer-centered business practices also helped him found 1-800-GOT-JUNK, and have earned him notice in publications including Fortune, the Wall Street Journal, and Cat Fancy.