The Air Duct Maids' truck may be pink, but it comes armed with serious power. When cleaning homes' air ducts, its truck-mounted equipment generates air pressure to suck out debris akin to sucking liquid from a straw. Once they've finished that step, the technicians—who are certified by the National Air Duct Cleaners Association—send feeding rods through vents to blast out any residual dust with compressed air.
Wielding portable and truck-mounted rotary brushes, high-powered air-pressure machines, and vacuums, the technicians at RC Duct Cleaning clean air ducts, filters, dryer vents, and carpets. Since these services remove bacteria, fungi, pollen, and other allergens and irritants, they make the air in clients' homes safe to breathe even without a snorkel.
Some people clean when they're stressed, but not everyone has the fortitude to turn that habit into a thriving business. But that's exactly what Green Maidworks' owners Paul and Sheri Kaplan did after Paul followed a teaching job offer from California to Virginia, only to have it retracted upon arrival due to the recession. Faced with the opportunity to embark on something new, the Kaplans took stock of their greatest assets??which included their children and the idealism that drove their initial desire to teach public school??and decided to develop a business that would help others lead healthier lives.
More than a quarter-century later, Green Maidworks remains committed to easing the psychological and physical stress of cleaning, and gives busy professionals more time to spend with their families. An equal dedication to the environment compels them to use only nontoxic cleaners that have been approved by Green Seal, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting sustainability. Vacuums bear CRI Green Label certification that ensures they adhere to stringent requirements for picking up and holding onto dirt, and the team's microfiber towels have been patented for their ability to remove 99.98% of all germs from hard surfaces. Each Green Maidworks employee is vetted with a similar thoroughness to earn the trust of clients, some of whom feel comfortable enough to give the company their keys and the secret to their award-winning mincemeat recipe.
While most cleaning companies are content to leave floors clean enough to eat off of, the team from L & S Maid Service strives to leave them safe to eat off of as well. These cleaners wipe away dust with microfiber cloths, polish surfaces with Green Seal?certified products, and use HEPA-filter vacuums to clean up after the kids leave a trail of breadcrumbs to remember how to get to the kitchen. They use green cleaning techniques not only during new baby cleaning services, but also during regular house and commercial cleaning sessions. In addition, L & S Maid Service's staff can clean carpets and straighten up messes after construction projects or parties.
The technicians at Cleenees take a signature, organic approach to all of their services, whether waxing floors and washing windows at residential homes or cleaning suites and facilities at local hotels and community colleges. The staff travels to residences throughout the D.C. metro area for all manner of jobs ranging from move-in and move-out work to seasonal cleaning tasks, such as clearing snowmen out of the freezer. The crews can set their sights on floors with thorough carpet cleaning services or take on entire rooms with dusting, floor waxing, window washing, air-vent cleaning, and other helpful services.