A cheerful blue awning greets guests as they make their way to the sprawling Dry Clean Super Center, their arms laden with baskets and bags of laundry waiting to be unsullied. Once inside, specialists will take their suits, casual apparel, and comforters, then professionally rid them of stubborn stains and dirt ghosts through professional laundry and dry-cleaning techniques.
Brandley Inspections owner Cory Brandley works directly with clients to eradicate current pests and prevent future infestations. Fully licensed and insured, the team's bug stoppers address home invasions, finding, removing, and sternly lecturing roaches, spiders, crickets, centipedes, karma chameleons, and more. The quest takes the technicians inside interior baseboards, plumbing voids, weep holes, outside porches, and around garages to excavate creepy crawlers that may have breached the surface. After a thorough clean sweep, the crew spreads a repellant liquid perimeter, a step that deters future unwelcome housemates from inviting themselves in.
A member of the Drycleaning & Laundry Institute, Legacy Cleaners and Laundry harbors a slew of cleaning techniques that help extract stains and grime from garments. For laundry services, customers can forage closets and or pilfer a tailor’s piñata for clothes such as shirts ($2.25) and pants ($5.25), which the staff will clean and drape on hangers. Alternately, dry-cleaning machines sidestep water to vanquish wrinkles from sweaters ($5.25) and men's or women's suits ($9.25+). Clients can spruce up bedclothes without overworking washing machines or novelty-size toothbrushes with comforter cleaning ($35+).
Terminix lives out its motto, “power over pests,” by providing extermination services for termites, bedbugs, and other common household insects, backed by a comprehensive money-back guarantee. In an initial inspection appointment, certified inspectors scan quarters for warning signs, such as termite-style wood damage and empty black-widow terrariums. Terminix’s primary strategy, viable for most pests, pivots on a liquid defense system applied to the soil that surrounds homes. The liquid coats passing arthropods in pesticide, which they then transmit to their peers. Baited traps supplement the liquid system, luring in bugs from strategic positions near food-filled locales, such as refrigerators and beanbag chairs stuffed with baked beans. Bug banishers can also spray bedbug-infested rooms with Rapid Freeze carbon dioxide, which ices both the bugs and their eggs.
Led by co-owner and Franchisee of the Year for 2005 and 2011 Greg Goodman, Alta Mere’s team of technicians beat back sweltering heat and harmful UV rays with sheets of interior-saving window films. With memory of their award for 2012 Best Franchise of the Year from the International Franchise Association fresh in mind, installers bound around work bays, speedily fitting glass with sheets of ProShield Premium tints. Technicians also beef up auto insides with security systems, keyless-entry modules, and remote-starter systems. With help from his wife Patti, Greg packs the shop with convenient amenities including a WiFi-enabled showroom.