What began as a tailor shop more than a century ago evolved into Cleaning by Frederick’s, a chain of dry-cleaning outposts certified by the Department of Environmental Conservation for their environmentally conscious techniques. Cleaning by Frederick’s technicians employ decades of experience as they clean shirts, pants, and dresses, and gently remove stains embedded in delicate suedes, leathers, bridal gowns, and space suits. Most locations have a full-time tailor who can do alternations, and patrons can drop off their garments or arrange pickup and delivery service.
As the mother of a vivacious toddler, Malica Sutherland knows a thing or two about a mess. Despite being in the midst of studying for a nursing degree, she began to share her cleaning expertise through Mallory Cleaning Services. With a smile and the flick of a peacock feather, a savvy cleaning tech wicks away dust and grime from kitchens, bathrooms, and bedrooms, ensuring that homes are clutter-free in case a robotic vacuum drops by.
The squeak of newly cleaned glass, the whoosh of a duster, and the melodic hum of a vacuum as it sucks dirt and debris from a carpet. This is the symphony of sounds that whirls around the crew from Shining Shield Cleaning Services. For more than 35 years, the business has dispatched its conductors of clean to homes and offices, where they orchestrate in-depth cleanings that can include whisking away trash, disinfecting kitchen counters, and mopping tile. The company’s bilingual staff is carefully screened by the business owners—one of whom is an active police officer—so clients can rest assured that their home and priceless antique-paste collection are being left in trustworthy hands.
While a person might wear clothes ranging from basic tees and pants to slinky cocktail dresses, they can't lump everything together when it comes time to do laundry. That’s why the technicians at Fabricare Cleaners offer laundering services in addition to their three styles of dry cleaning: one for basic items, one for fragile items needing special care, and one using biodegradable, eco-friendly detergents. They have a reciprocal relationship with the Fashion Institute of Technology, in which they teach the school how to service garments and the school teaches them how to understand construction. This training enables them to immediately recognize stains and fabric type, allowing them to accurately protect and clean clothes by using fabric-friendly chemicals and buttons previously worn by secret-service agents.
After more than 30 years in the business, the owners recently upgraded the facilities to incorporate green technology and use less energy during their processes. In their upgraded facility, the staff can efficiently clean clothes, furs, house decor, and shoes, which can be dropped off in one of the 24-hour kiosks and are returned with the shop’s free delivery service. They also provide reusable garment bags, helping cut down on plastic waste and large cat nests found in the closet corner.
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