With more than a decade of experience, Damian Ford Cleaning Services, Inc. knows cleaning and offers everything from floor cleaning and housecleaning to restroom sanitation and estate cleaning. The company's fully insured technicians use traditional or ecofriendly products to rid carpets of grime or restore linoleum with a layer of specialty wax. Homeowners may also solicit the company's housecleaning services for routine cleanings or a one-time cleanup after a birthday celebration, anniversary gathering, or tomato-smashing party.
One person's trash becomes another's treasure when Junk 4 Charity gets involved. The organization picks up unwanted items—from a single piece of furniture to an entire garage, attic, or basement filled with junk—and gives them a new life through recycling and redistribution. All donations are tax deductible and benefit the NEMAC foundation, an organization dedicated to supporting at-risk women in the metropolitan area.
Whether you're resting in a mountain cabin, traveling through a city, or being vented out an airlock into outer space, dust is all around you. Microscopic particles—usually a combination of soil, pollen, skin cells, and minerals—can pile up quickly indoors. The problem is exacerbated by tiny creatures called dust mites, which gather in groups of 100 to 500 per gram of dust to devour flakes of human skin while multiplying in number, excreting waste, and probably chittering away. No matter where you are on Earth, a mote of dust is presently traveling straight toward your eye, thanks to the persistent creation of dust in almost any climate humans inhabit.
Even beyond our planet, dust is ubiquitous: astronomers face the universe's untidiness every time they peer through a telescope and find formations of cosmic dust, which absorb the visible light around them. Although it comes from exploding stars rather than flaky humans, space dust isn't so different from the domestic variety: a 2007 paper published in IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science explored the similarities between the formation of dust bunnies under beds and the coagulation of space dust into planets.
DC Metro Cleaning tackles the grime and clutter that so often accumulates in homes, businesses, and event spaces. The team performs an array of standard services, from wiping down mirrors and scouring bathrooms to removing cobwebs from ceiling fans and LaserDisc collections. The cleaners can also help residents clean up before or after a move with whole-house cleaning and junk removal.
Don Lassiter, the CEO of ACE Multi-Cleaning & Restoration LLC, has 25 years of experience in the cleaning and restoration industry. In that time ACE has accrued a varied list of past clientele, from families struck by 2011’s Hurricane Irene to major commercial clients such as Macy’s and Sears. His licensed technicians perform a wide array of services, ranging from carpet and upholstery cleaning to air-duct cleaning and power washing. Techs do more than simply clean, though; they also offer construction rebuilds and mold-prevention services.
James Busby Sr. claims to have an unhealthy obsession—lucky for you, it's cleaning. The vice president of operations at Orange Mop Cleaning Services and his technicians are insured and licensed and give a big hug to mother earth with Green Seal–certified products. The company also provides carpet-cleaning services and interior-decorating consultations.