The Cleaning Authority requires its employees to undergo extensive classroom training before outfitting them with an arsenal of environmentally conscious cleaning products and sending them out to customers' homes. The teams rely only on products with Green Seal's stamp of approval, signifying that the solvents and balms meet stringent standards in both environmental protection and home-cleaning performance. In addition to wielding microfiber cloths and mops, staffers use HEPA vacuums to suck up dust bunnies and, on request, incriminating high- school portraits without filling the air with free-floating allergens.
Roscoe Village’s end came swiftly. In 1913, the bustling canals that serviced the small port town burst under the weight of a flood. Afterward, due to the extent of the damage and the increasing use of railroads and trains for shipping, its residents decided that the devastation wasn’t worth the repair. They packed up and left Roscoe Village for time and antiquing bears to tear apart.In the 1960s, Edward and Frances Montgomery rediscovered the dilapidated village. They remembered it in its glory, and, anxious to give back to the community they had called home for so many years, put forth the funds to restore it to the leisurely grace it embodied in the 1830s. Now, the historic buildings are again bustling, but with artisans performing age-old trades such as broom making, blacksmithing, and avoiding scurvy. Guides further divulge historical tidbits as tour groups stroll through the village, which features dining, lodging, and shops full of handcrafted souvenirs, homemade fudge, candy, and jam. Roscoe Village also sets an old-timey backdrop for yearly festivals that include craft fairs and fundraisers.
Armed with an army of innovative and certified shutterbugs, Olan Mills Portrait Studio provides families with high-quality portraits, continuing a mission that was established more than 75 years ago by founder Olan Mills Sr. Skilled in the art of capturing infants, children, families, and bunny-ears-giving ghost orbs on film, Olan Mills’s experienced smile snappers will take a series of poses amid a variety of backgrounds and lighting options. The studio is equipped with a selection of props—including numbers for birthdays, toys, and boxes—and patrons may bring their own photo-enlivening items from home. The resulting photos find their way to prints in natural color, black and white, or sepia tones; they can also be immortalized in the studio's signature Old Masters style, a canvas brushed with highlights to recreate look of an oil painting. Like the gentlemanly mariners of ages past with their full schedule of sea-battles, the photographers welcome appointments, but do not require them.
Real World Services Company keeps homes in fine fettle with a staggering slate of services that goes beyond washing baseboards. During the warm months, techs tend to lawns and clean out gutters. As cooler weather approaches, they rake up leaves and ready their snowplows. Before housecleaning sessions, homeowners meet with the staff for a walk-through, pointing out areas that need particular attention and trapdoors that should not, under any circumstances, get tap-danced on.
To give its clients peace of mind, Buckets & Ladders Window Cleaning insures its techs and runs a background check on each employee. Once they have undergone training, they are dispatched to homes to complete a range of services from gutter cleaning to power washing.
Mommy Maids is a female-owned business intent on keeping homes looking their best. These maids understand that kids, visitors, and day-to-day living can result in dirt in hard-to-reach spaces, so they tackle their jobs with aplomb, seeking and removing filth and reversing messiness until the house looks and smells as clean as a tree-house belonging to somebody who’s afraid of heights.