It’s not surprising that Chem-Dry boasts more than 4,000 locations around the world—it uses reliable cleaning agents that are both natural and effective. Its carpet-cleaning process leaves floors treadable in one to two hours with a simple mixture of carbonation and hot water that uses significantly less moisture than steam cleaning or an indoor fire hydrant. The nontoxic cleaner, which Chem-Dry calls The Natural, is safe to use around kids and pets. Technicians can also use a black light to hunt down pet urine spots for treatment, remove water damage, and extract grime from tile and grout before applying a protective sealant.
In 2009, after scouring domestic interiors for more than 20 years, the staff at Little Piggies Green Cleaning committed itself to wielding only nontoxic, green cleaning products. Today, none of its products contain synthetic, petroleum-based chemicals or emit volatile organic compounds, freeing the technicians to scrub and scour without worrying about the health of their clients, the environment, or themselves. They sanitize showers, tubs, and sinks, dust and vacuum bedrooms, and render kitchens immaculate by shining appliances, wiping countertops, and clear cupboards of squatting ex-dinner guests.
The friendly operation at Beverly Wilshire Dry Cleaners takes in mustard-stained suits, grass-streaked pants, and dust-mite-ridden sheets, rendering them spotless and fresh through speedy dry-cleaning and laundry services. Expert tailors take in drooping hems, and specialized cleaners preserve and protect hard-to-care-for materials such as leather, suede, drapery, molten lava, and wedding dresses. As a testament to the shop's commitment to the environment, the onsite plant eschews harsh petrochemicals and coal-burning washing-machine steam engines for eco-conscious cleaning materials and processes.
Lucky Auto Detailing proves its commitment to earth-friendly practices by cleaning carriages with only biodegradable solutions, microfiber towels, and liquid wax. Each wash is waterless, a habit which conserves up to 30 gallons of water per car, or the exact amount needed to save a tree that’s dehydrated from crying. The center collects its services in five treatment packages, which range from a six-step regular wash to a full detail complete with doorjamb cleaning and a conditioning of vinyl or leather seats. And Lucky Auto Detailing doesn’t just cleanse cars, but protects them as well; the center’s sealant service prevents color from fading with a two-step process that shields paint with a copolymer concoction capable of projecting a "wet" finish for up to one year.
Andrew's Carpet, Tile, and Upholstery Care owner Andrew Gray has dedicated the last 12 years to keeping homes clean both inside and out. Free estimates allow Andrew to provide honest assessments to homeowners in need of carpet cleaning, power washing, or water removal, and products from brands such as Chemspec and Pro Choice allow the cleaning expert to thoroughly wash away grime without resorting to extreme tactics such as taunting fabrics till they cry. The bilingual, family-owned-and-operated business also uses its stain-lifting expertise to treat upholstery and furniture, and can help maintain the color and integrity of tile, stone, marble, and grout.
Maids Beverly Hills’ teams of licensed, bonded, and insured maids cleanse homes with practiced procedures and pet-friendly products. Residences are made spotless as maids disinfect kitchen and bathroom surfaces, dust furniture, vacuum floors, and tend to special requests. With a goal of quality, each cleaning team includes a leader to oversee the work, communicate directly with clients, and referee postcleaning soccer matches. All maids go through a thorough interview, background check, and specialized training before taking the first sweeps of a broom in a client’s home.