Martinizing Dry Cleaning commits to staying on good terms with Mother Earth, using recycled hangers, biodegradable packaging, and the GreenEarth cleaning process that shields customers from exposure to chemical residues. According to a 2007 Charlotte Weekly article, “The [owners] say some of the benefits of using the solvent include clothes that are softer and brighter. The garments also don’t have the smell from perchloroethylene—a common dry cleaning agent.” Though relatively new to the Charlotte area, Martinizing Dry Cleaners have been around since 1949 and have used their more than 60 years in the business to streamline their process. They launder and dry-clean clothes, linens, and such precious garments as wedding dresses or the dresses worn by babies in their first ultrasound photos. For their work, corporate headquarters presented Martinizing with the Rookie of the Year award in 2007, the Best Customer Service award in 2010 and 2012, and the Franchisee Leadership Award in 2012.
GMAT Carpet Cleaning's technicians use powerful, van-mounted cleaning machines to pull dirt and debris from carpets. Jets of water get deep into the pile before moisture is sucked back up into the system. A short while later, carpets are once more dry enough to towel off with after a shower. GMAT uses only Green Seal–certified sustainable cleaning products, letting parents, pet owners, and Mother Nature rest easier.
Most Popular Service: Basic House Cleaning
Average Duration of Services: 2–4 hours
Pro Tip: Please have your home decluttered and your belongings stored in their proper places so that your home can be cleaned.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
CLEAN by Kelly is just that. Offering a quality job for any budget, any home size and any schedule. I take pride in completing a job to the clients specific needs and requirements. I always treat a home and client with respect as I would want to be treated. I take pride in my work and it shows.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
The ability to control who I chose to work with and for. I can offer my cleaning skills to others who just do not want to or do not have the time to clean. With my own business I am able to arrange schedules that work best for my clients and their cleaning needs.
What do you love most about your job?
Helping clients, understanding their needs and achieving a beautiful result. Making a home look its very best and helping the client attain the results they were looking for. That is what I am hired for.
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer?
Families asking when I can com back!
A child of a family drawing me a picture for me to bring home. Feeling appreciated.
Air-duct cleaning, like a basic checkup at the dentist, is something that should never be put off. Just like cavities, when dust and mold run rampant, it can lead to a myriad of health problems, inflated expenses, and houses with missing teeth. At City Air Duct Cleaning, the ravages of dirty ducts—including mold, fungi, bacteria, and mildew spores—are sucked clean by specialists who don't stop until they've smited every dust mite. Boosting the health of the home and its occupants, the thorough HEPA system flushings lead to cleaner homes, cooler AC units, and tears of joy when reading electric bills.
The carpet technicians at Revive Carpet Cleaning disdain wet, soggy carpeting. For one thing, wet carpets can’t be walked on. You have to wait until they dry, which could take hours—hours that could otherwise be spent break dancing or eating off the floor. For another thing, once a stain in the carpet has been obliterated with wet or steam cleaning, it often reappears days later. This cruel magic trick is due to wicking; as the carpet dries, the fibers draw up the stain, just like a lantern wick draws up kerosene.
The Revive team eschews these hazards of wet carpet cleaning by using an organic, biodegradable powder that keeps carpets dry as it cleans. A technician spritzes carpets with a prespray before sprinkling on the orange-scented powder, which is safe for children and pets. Next, a powerful rotating brush works the powder into carpet fibers, aiming to break apart dirt, oil, and grease. A finishing vacuum gathers up the loosened grime, leaving carpets clean and free of chemicals.