Everyday, Michelle Meurer, the owner of Tahoe Vacation Home Services, works closely with her staff of cleaners, who treat each home as if it was their own. Skilled in more than just residential cleaning, Tahoe Vacation Home Services also offers complete home care including: electrical, plumbing repairs, and contractor services. And when they’re not recaulking the bathroom or inspecting every last smoke detector, crewmembers comfortably venture outside to clear driveways and walkways of snow, leaves, and napping paparazzi.
The licensed and insured techs of Luxury Cleaning Services can handle any surface you throw at them, though it’s still considered rude to literally throw surfaces at people. The materials they’ve been known to clean and maintain include granite floors, marble tiles, and stainless steel. The special care they take on these tricky textures is only one specialty; they also vacuum carpets, wash windows, clean ovens, and even purge pantries of expired items.
A full-service lawn-and-landscape-maintenance company, Truckee Meadows keeps yards verdant with the help of plant experts, years of green-thumb training, and materials from local businesses. Staff members work closely with clients to actualize their wildest landscaping fantasies, consulting with horticulturalists and well-crafted machinery to construct scale models of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon or topiaries shaped like the Lighthouse at Alexandria ($42/hour labor rate for planting and cleanup). Yard technicians shave the beards off of once-hibernating lawns, trimming grass with a package that includes mowing, edging, and blowing of sidewalks and driveways ($20 for 1,500 sq. ft.), and professional rakes de-thatch scruffy backyards ($100 for up to 2,000 sq. ft., $10 for every 500 sq. ft. thereafter), freeing grass from the suffocating press of natural debris. Each landscaping job is tailored to the unique needs of the site, with technicians accounting for eccentricities ranging from uneven surfaces to the appearance of teleporting pine trees.
Real Deals on Home Décor is an affordable home accessory, furniture, and decoration emporium. Due to the limited hours and the mom-and-pop atmosphere, shopping at Real Deals feels as exciting as finding an unlit firework in a bale of hay. For a last-minute holiday-time presto chango, there’s plenty of Christmas-themed décor, including nativities, garlands, stars, and wreaths. Inside, there are plenty of accessories under $25, including picture frames, signs, candles, clocks, pottery, and metal wall art. If you're in need of shopping navigational aid, the Real Deals staff doubles as a human GPS system for tasteful tchotchkes.
Details Carpet Solutions employs stain punishers vetted for courteousness and rigorously trained in the Bane-Clene system. This method, developed by Bill Bane—originally a protester against carpet cruelty—carefully extracts dirt without damaging carpets. Pre-softened water annihilates all sorts of stains while gently caressing piles at 180 psi. At 170 degrees, the cleansing bath serves more like a rug jacuzzi than a scalding steam shower, preventing burns on even sensitive wool carpets. The cleaning agents that accompany this aquatic sortie are nontoxic and biodegradable, and the entire cleaning process produces very little noise and no emissions. Once coffee stains, mud tracks, and carpet gnomes have been soaked away, Details Carpet Solutions' truck-mounted vacuum slurps up 95% of moisture from the carpet, leaving behind no residue. Details Carpet Solutions' flexible appointment times allow carpet owners to schedule sneak attacks on complacent blemishes.
Since 1990, A Plus Window Cleaning's crews have descended the sides of buildings suspended by ropes and scale 40-foot ladders, all in the name of rescuing windows from vista-impeding dirt and debris. For more than 22 years, they have made windows gleam, whether on the 1st floor of a home or the 25th floor of a skyscraper or treehouse. They'll also clean interior glass, including chandeliers and mirrors, as well as flush gutters of debris with pressure cleaning.