Entrepreneur Magazine ranks Premier Chem-Dry at the top of its list of carpet-cleaning franchises, an honor the 30-year-old carpet- and upholstery-cleaning business nabbed with the help of its signature cleaner The Natural. More water efficient than steam cleaners or hoping the bathtub overflows all the way into the living room, the formula uses carbonation to lift dirt to the carpet’s surface for easy removal. The solution dries in one to two hours, leaving carpets resistant to resoiling, especially when paired with an optional protectant.
Premier Chem-Dry’s professional technicians can use The Natural to cleanse upholstery as well as carpets; their ministrations can also alleviate water damage caused by floods or the making of ocean dioramas. Alternatively, they can ply stone, tile, and grout with suction and powerful cleaning solutions to remove dirt before coating them in durable sealant. Liability insurance and a satisfaction guarantee backs all their work, lending their services appealing to even the most carpet conscious.
In their white vans and red polo shirts, the technicians behind Augusta Carpet Cleaning travel to homes and businesses to clean carpets, rugs, and upholstery. Before they dig in, though, they throw open the back doors of their trucks to reveal HydraMaster equipment. They use its silver nozzles, attached to long blue tubes, to expunge odors, allergens, and stains with steam-cleaning techniques and distribute Scotchgard to protect carpets from future splotches. When they aren't purifying fibers, they purge tile and grout, clean air ducts, and restore abodes that have been flooded—they ask the resident, however, to fish out any trout beforehand.
Gangs of ottomans and mattresses populate Atlantic Bedding and Furniture, whose continually changing designs from Coaster, Forbidden City, Harden, Sealy, Old Town Imports, and other top brands help customers capture the furniture species of their choice sans long waiting periods. Treat hard-working eye awnings to a decadent break with a solid hardwood Leonardo bed ($347–$516), backed by a strong, modern headboard the color of morning espresso but the flavor of tufted upholstery. Taking home a Davenport nightstand ($125) means never having to precariously perch glasses or bequeathed dentures on thin windowsills.
The licensed and insured technicians at Carpet Pro Cleaners expel pollen, dust mites, and bacteria from carpets and upholstery. Along with a demineralizing water-filtration system that reduces strain on stressed carpet fibers, Carpet Pro Cleaners uses only naturally derived cleaning products, most of which are Green Seal certified, biodegradable, and not tested on animals or Chia pets. The company is also constantly investigating new sources of conservation, exploring options such as biodiesel-engine vehicles and solar power.
Since 2001, the family-run operation at Macon/Robins Bed & Mattress has expanded across central Georgia, creating a fiefdom of show rooms built around the precepts of full service from delivery to setup and removal. An impressive display of mattresses and waterbeds from brands such as TempurPedic, NE Bedrooms, and Homelegance promise nights of deep, restful sleep, ranging in rigidity from the softness of a baby animal?s whisper to the firmness of a job interview handshake.