Priceless Cleaners harnesses two decades of laundering experience to revitalize weary wardrobes and provide top-notch customer service, which garnered attention from the Orlando Sentinel. Shirts ($2.89) sullied with stains transform from feral rags into textile masterpieces, and pants ($6.29) that conquer their mud-soaked seams will be so overcome with joy that they perform bodyless victory laps through a high-end belt store. Clients can also gussy up dresses ($10.59), two-piece suits ($11.69), and blouses ($6.39), ensuring that closets overflow with crisp, pristine garments that smell as fresh as an artesian spring filled with patchouli.
With 28 years in the business, the expert personnel of National Carpet Care, Inc. know how to rid floors of lingering dust, dirt, and dander. Specializing in cleaning and sealing ceramic tile and grout, National Carpet Care does the heavy work of scrubbing away the dirt and other contaminates that become trapped below tile and out of site, except for a tell-tale discoloration. The eight-step process includes a final inspection to ensure floors in both residential and commercial spaces meet client satisfaction.
Dedicated to environmentally safe practices, the crew also tidies up carpets with safe formulas that won't damage the fibers or the sensitive noses of dust bunnies. The staffers' special focus on eliminating pet odors leaves domiciles with a fresh aroma, and their quick-drying products, 24-hour emergency services, and corrective cleanings for heavily soiled carpets make them the go-to choice for both quality and convenience. In addition to carpet services, the company also offers carpet, tile, and upholstery cleaning.
After John Gartner graduated from the University of Kansas with a bachelor's degree in microbiology, he was bound for the floor. As a professional floor cleaner, that is. Gartner uses his microbiology expertise to bust stains and grime with Major Floor Care, a more-than-40-year-old company. Before taking on a new client, Gartner comes over for a complimentary consultation, during which he checks out carpets to determine the right treatment plan and products. He then uses a special hot-water-extraction method gentle enough to use on all carpet types but strong enough to take on an open-mouthed bearskin rug. Gartner is certified by the IICRC, an institute that regulates and improves carpet-cleaning standards and provides educational materials so its members can stay up to date on the latest cleaning technology.
Owner Maria Cruz attributes the success of her business to her dependable team, about whom she says, "I would trust them with a set of keys to my own house . . . I trust them wholeheartedly."
It would be hard not to, as the foreman of her carpet-cleaning crew, Joe, brings 10 years of experience to his work, and her housecleaning field supervisor, Patricia, brings more than 20 years. "I just could not do this without them," she emphasizes, citing Joe's talent for extracting red candle wax from a light-blue berber carpet, and Patricia's dedication to the checklist Maria created to ensure consistency in cleaning sessions.
Both cleaning teams are licensed, bonded, and insured, as well as thoroughly background checked to ensure that no one has a second job as a mud wrestler. The carpet cleaners purge dirt and debris from carpets with a steam-extraction system and stay well-versed in chemical concoctions to remove extra-tough stains. The housecleaners arrive at homes armed with commercial-grade supplies that will sanitize every surface they touch, plus eco-friendly products if the client desires. The cleaning checklist can be customized to satisfy individual requests.
MaidPro specializes in whipping grimy households into gleaming shape. Over the course of three hours, the staff of dirt-busting cleanliness experts will scrub your home in accordance with a 49-point checklist that tackles bathrooms, kitchens, bedrooms, hallways, and cupboards under the stairs. Cleansing connoisseurs will empty trash cans full of shucked corn husks, remove incriminating fingerprints from cookie jars, vacuum away equally incriminating trails of cookie crumbs, and usher feral packs of baby gorillas quietly into the night. If you spot a spot within 24 hours of cleaning and notify the company, MaidPro's maid pros will re-clean the area free of charge.
As techs re-fluff your carpets and your vacuum weeps in envy, learn how they work their magic with Groupon's guide to steam cleaning.
Although steam can be an effective cleaning tool, when pros talk about steam-cleaning a carpet, they're usually talking about a process technically known as hot-water extraction. That's because steam?which occurs when water reaches 212 degrees Fahrenheit under normal conditions?is simply too powerful for many residential jobs, posing a risk of damage or shrinkage to some kinds of carpet fibers. Fortunately, water usually only needs to be heated to around 140 degrees to kill most of the microorganisms that can live in a carpet and cause odors. A skilled technician will know what range of temperatures is ideal for any given fiber.
Whether it's a rolling model or a massive van-mounted machine, a carpet cleaner has three important elements: a heating device, water jets, and vacuum suction. As the water is heated, it will sometimes be mixed with detergent, but one of the benefits of steam cleaning is the fact that soap isn?t necessarily a must?pressurized jets can reach deep into fibers to get at grime. A vacuum hose then pulls most of the liquid back into the machine, though some dampness will linger in the carpet. Generally, after about three or four hours a carpet will be ready for you to walk on and set all your little army guys back in position.