The stain-slaying staff at Mark’s Cleaning Service, with 27 years of carpet-cleaning prowess, extricates grime from fibers without leaving a sticky residue or overwetting shags. During the multistep process, a commercial-strength vacuum first removes dry soil and hidden car keys before a preconditioner loosens dirt and oils. A spot-clean ameliorates stubborn blots such as gum, wax, squid ink, and pet stains, and then a truck-mounted rinse system bathes carpets. Next, an Evolution wand breaks up encrusted crud with gentle agitation. The skilled carpet custodian then targets any lingering stains with a specialty spot cleaner and finishes by blowing carpets dry with a high-powered turbo dryer or by mouth.
Cleaning your kitchen and bathroom often results in the antiseptic scent of bleach and artificial pine. EcoMaids uses only non-toxic, chemical-free products that won't harm your family, your pets, your family's family of pets, your pet family, or the environment. These gentle yet effective products will get your surfaces sparkly clean without damaging your furniture finishes or utility surfaces. EcoMaids will dust, spray, scrub, wipe, scrub, wipe, mop, and sweep your floors, surfaces, baseboards, and more. They'll empty the garbage, clean the encrusted Lean Cuisine from your microwave, and fold your toilet paper into a welcoming triangle. Instead of you having to go on an expedition to find dishes lurking under your housemate's bed, EcoMaids will gather and load your dishes into your dishwasher for you. If you don't have a dishwasher, EcoMaids will clean your crusty bowls by hand. Click on EcoMaids' checklist to get a full run-down of the services they provide.
The brothers Antonius are 35-year veterans of the carpet-cleaning craft who have a skilled staff of technicians on hand to meet each appointment. Your pile-pillaging odyssey begins with a 15-minute carpet evaluation. Then, one of several cleaning methods is deployed, depending on your dirt's modus operandi. Steam desoils deep below your carpet's buttery crust, and an absorbent powder extraction eliminates drying time. The process evicts carpet-dwelling critters such as dust mites, while creating a healthier environment for invited beasts, such as dogs and ferrets that know how to squeak to the tune of "The Star-Spangled Banner." Call ahead for an appointment.
In 1965, Popular Mechanics ran a small classified ad for Brookstone, a new catalog company that packed its pages with functional products and detail-oriented descriptions. Brookstone quickly expanded to meet the high demand for its collection of “hard-to-find tools,” and opened the door to its first retail location in 1973. Today, Brookstone’s more than 300 nationwide retail locations allow customers to test-drive its ever-growing lineup of interesting products, which range from Bluetooth-enabled massage chairs to power adapters designed for international travelers and their electronic passports. Staying true to its roots as a catalog company, Brookstone houses an even larger selection of products, each waiting patiently to be shipped, on its website.
Signature service: Residential and commercial cleaning services
Staff Size: 11–25 people
Average Duration of Services: 2–4 hours
Brands Used: Shark, Dyson, Clorox, Lysol, Old English, Murphy's Oil Soap
Pro Tip: Customizable care programs with the same team assigned to your home for ease of mind and accuracy.
When a Sears Carpet Cleaning team visits a home, they roll up in a service truck armed with cleaning devices specially engineered to clean dirty carpets. Following a heated deep-cleaning fiber rinse that helps loosen dirt particles, blue-shirted techs remove dirt, debris, and allergens in carpets with a high-powered extraction, followed by a pH-balancing fiber rinse that helps rid carpets of the cleaning solution and any leftover dirt. Solutions are pet- and kid-friendly. The techs, who are trained on carpet styles and cleaning equipment, pay special attention to extra-dirty spots and areas of the carpet that see heavy traffic. While they wrap up the procedure, the carpet gurus field any questions customers may have about the service or the likelihood of retaliation from dust-bunny armies.