At General Air Care Pro, technicians nurture their talent for ousting invaders from indoor atmospheres, even those invisible to the naked eye. They stave off allergies and illness primarily by cleaning heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems. If left untamed, these spaces can breed fungi, bacteria, viruses, and a thick dust layer that ruins the acoustics of in-vent garage bands. After scouring HVAC components from coils to gaskets, technicians can swap out disposable filters for new electrostatic air filters, permanent fixtures that lure filth to its doom using static electricity. Alternatively, they may mount UV-light air-filtration systems, which obliterate microorganisms with ultraviolet rays, in the mouths of existing air ducts. As qualified asbestos removers, they safely rid homes of the noxious substance and replace it with modern insulation.
Though Excell Cleaners can launder, dry-clean, and tailor nearly any garment its customers bring in, its best feature is the time it reserves to accomplish this feat. The company's five locations stay open 24 hours per day, freeing customers of the familiar rush to pick up their clothing before the cleaners close. Beyond its professional pressing, expert hemming, and knack with delicate materials such as suede and beaded silk, a special stain-removal system helps renew garments that have been smeared with makeup, dappled with wine, or borrowed by a black-and-white movie star.
Fully licensed, bonded, and insured, Absolute Home Cleaning Services' uniformed staff provides dependable and thorough cleaning services. Maids undergo careful background checks prior to arriving at doorsteps with cleaning supplies in tow, providing clients with peace of mind knowing that safe, gentle hands are scrubbing their carpets, tile, counters, and mirrors. When they're not busy cleaning homes, crews are often found tidying up apartments, making businesses shine, or challenging Mr. Clean to a war of wits.
The Water Damage Expert freshens floors and fabrics with a variety of dirt-demolishing services. During a one- to two-hour carpet cleaning and spot removal, steam at temperatures of 190 degrees and above penetrates deep into a carpet's pile, forcing out dust, debris, and traumatic memories of being trampled by soccer cleats. A gentle shampoo soothes carpet locks before pinning pile into prom-worthy up-dos. Excess water is then sucked into a recovery tank to ensure a quick dry, which lets customers walk on carpets immediately after cleanings.
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.
"I worked by myself in Costa Rica, and I always had a dream to have a business here," says Nidia Wolff. She has lived in the United States for 20 years, learning a new language so that she could go to school, earn a college degree, and share her passion for helping others. After graduation, she found a business partner and started a cleaning company. But in the end, it wasn't her dream. The business wasn't hers. "Four years ago, I left everything to the partner, started all over fresh by myself. That's what I wanted," she says. "Starting over is scary for some. Starting everything fresh, for me, was a blessing."
Now, vaunting a motto of "We don't cut corners, we clean them," Nidia's family-owned-and-operated business and her small staff of cleaning technicians use their own supplies, always have eco-friendly products on hand, and sing hypoallergenic cleaning songs for those who ask in advance. Whether steam-cleaning carpets or deep-cleaning a house, their only goal is pleasing the customer. "When we finish a job, they'll say, 'Wow that looks like a new stove' or, 'That looks like a brand new tub," Nidia says. "Everyday I'm excited to see people's faces. A satisfied face is everything."