As owners of Midwest Pest Control, brothers Grant and Mark Christensen have chosen their side in the war against household pests: they’re with the good guys. Their crews deploy safe, EPA-approved products during thorough assaults on both the inside and outside of a home. They apply 7- to 10-foot barrier sprays around the home’s exterior and treat common insect hangouts in the interior, rooting vermin out of baseboards, basements, and the bugs-only coffee shop behind the fridge. Ideally, each blitz eradicates infestations of critters including ants, yellow jackets, and termites while simultaneously preventing their return; should buggy troops regroup, the team will happily come back between scheduled services for retreatment.
As if by magic, a cloud of mist—steam, actually—hisses as the performers begin. Before long, dirt, stains, and pollutants have disappeared, and carpets smell fresh and clean. These performers aren't magicians armed with top hats stuffed with white rabbits. They are Sooner Steam Clean's technicians. After pretreating carpets, they deep clean fibers using a truck-mounted steam machine and self-neutralizing chemicals that are both biodegradable and nontoxic. Recommended by many carpet manufacturers, this method is as gentle as an alpaca whispering a lullaby and may also be used to clean upholstery and extend the life of carpets.
Lucas Premier Cleaning’s trained and insured staff cares about cleaning homes, but doesn't believe you need harsh chemical cleaners to do it right. That's why it uses Shaklee plant-based natural cleaners to scrub sinks, disinfect bathrooms, and polish chrome throughout the home. The cleaners tackle all manner of filth during their visits, regardless of whether they’re cleaning a residential home, an office space, or an abandoned dollhouse. In its mission to give homes a clean, well-tended look on the inside and out, Lucas Premier Cleaning’s staff also offers lawn-care, planting, and weed-control services.
The technicians at Immaculate Carpet Cleaning & Maintenance Services spruce up the interiors of residences and businesses. As industry leaders in carpet, rug, and upholstery cleaning, they perform routine cleanings as well as carpet stretching, carpet repair, and emergency services in the aftermath of floods or fires. They also strip and wax walkways made of hard materials. To complement flooring and fabric treatments, professional janitors sanitize doorknobs and fixtures that are prone to hosting bacteria and firm handshakes.
For more than 47 years, Amir's Persian Imports has collected a vast array of silk and wool carpets brought over from the traditional centers of Persian-rug weaving. As a second-generation carpet importer, resident rug aficionado Kaveh has a near encyclopedic knowledge of his exotic wares and is able to opine about subtle differences between the patterns of Isfahan and Tabriz and how to cultivate a bumper crop of paisley. Guests choose from the colorful tapestries adorning the walls, floors, and ceilings, and cleaning technicians gently hand scrub floor adornments with a time-tested technique. Each hand woven work of art is steeped in thousands of years of rich cultural heritage, drawing from the unique styles and motifs of Shiraz, Mashdad, Kashan, and Baluch.
The technicians at Advance Carpet Cleaning of Tulsa would get nowhere without their van. That’s because the vehicle houses a heavy-duty steam system, sending hot wisps deep into carpets to break down the soil, bacteria, and pollens that can cling onto fibers. This gentle system removes stains without wetting the carpet’s backing or subflooring, which is ideal considering that either one, when wet, reacts with the spitting and yowling of a cat getting a bath. The almost-25-year-old company’s team also treats upholstery and applies Teflon. Their cleaning methods are certified by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration.