Marine Level Clean Protect and serve in a whole new way | Lifestyles
United States Marines are known for their discipline and high standards. Haymarket resident Brandon Rice, a Marine who deployed three times, including once to Afghanistan, brought these attributes to the business world in July 2021.
Rice and her brother-in-law Nicholas (Niko) Spyros wanted to create a business that would stand out from the crowd, and with Marine Level Clean, they rose to that challenge. The idea for the business was actually inspired by Spyros’ mother.
“She was running cleaners through our house and when they were done, Brandon was walking around and he was seeing dust and other things that were neglected,” Spyros explains.
Rice knew he could do a much better job.
“I joke with Niko all the time that Marines are called professional janitors because we know how to clean, and clean well, every day,” Rice says.
When he asked Spyros if he would like to go cleaning with him, Spyros jumped at the chance. Coming from an entrepreneurial background – his family owns Transform Power Yoga in Haymarket – he wanted to follow in their footsteps. It was the perfect opportunity.
Since Spyros lives with Rice and his sister Sarah, Rice’s wife, in Haymarket, they spend a lot of time together.
“I’ve always been pretty close to my sister, so it’s never been a problem, and Brandon and I have always gotten along well. It’s just worked out.
They feel they are a great team offering their customers a variety of services, and also feel it is important to customize plans to meet everyone’s individual needs.
“Marine Level Clean offers regular cleanings, entry/exit cleanings, and deep cleanings for residential and commercial customers,” says Rice. “We do weekly, bi-weekly and monthly cleanings and we also offer window cleanings. All of our services can be found directly on our website.
Their line of professional-grade products includes cleaners that meet EPA use criteria against coronavirus and other germs to help protect their customers from contact with them. They also prefer that their cleaning products are also eco-friendly, healthier for people and better for the environment.
“They do the job, but if someone wants us to use harsher cleaners like bleach and ammonia, we can do that too,” Rice says.
When they walk into someone’s home or business, their main goal is to make the items they are cleaning look like new again. And they pay attention to things that most cleaners either don’t deal with at all or skim over.
“We’re really thorough and consistent,” says Spyros. “We hit baseboards during regular cleanings – not just deep cleanings. When we do one last look, we’ll check things that a lot of people don’t really think to look at, and we’ll take care of them before we go. conclude.
These would include the moldings along the walls, the air vents and filters, the inside of the door jambs and the window seals.
“Whenever we do our initial estimate, most of our customers’ biggest complaints are that their previous cleaners never touched baseboards,” Rice says. “It’s something we do from the lowest cleanse to the highest cleanse.”
Since living and working in a clean environment is more important than ever, cleaning services are in high demand and Marine Level Clean strictly adheres to CDC sanitization guidelines. Currently, Rice and Spyros do most of the cleaning themselves, though Sarah often comes to help. But, with their growing excellent reputation, their customer base is growing rapidly.
Most of their clients have been with them since day one, and many local businesses, including Haymarket Baptist Preschool, use their services.
“Marine Level Clean takes care of the cleaning needs of our preschool every day,” said school principal Laurie Frasz. “They do a great job and respond to our requests as needed. And they are very easy to work with!
“A home is someone’s sanctuary, and homeowners need that level of trust when allowing people into their home, especially when they’re not there,” Rice says. The company is also insured, so if something is broken they can easily replace it or pay for it.
He adds: “We are very, very careful when we enter people’s homes, but if we start wiping something on a table and that table shakes and falls, we have insurance. This reassures people. »
They are also comfortable having dogs and cats in the house while they clean.
“We’re totally fine with that,” says Spyros. “We actually have three dogs living in the house with us. Brandon and Sarah have a pit bull named Potter and a Cane Corso named Zeus, and my dad has a pit bull named Sam. Persephone the cat also shares their home.
When he’s not working, Rice loves riding his motorbike, hiking with his wife and spending time with his kids – Konstantina, who is almost 2, and Faith, who is 12. Spyros enjoys spending time with his girlfriend, playing video games, and playing football with friends.
But, when it’s time to go to work, they’re ready to serve.
For more information about Marine Level Clean, or to book an appointment, go to https://www.marinelvlclean.com/
This feature appears in the April 2022 issue of Haymarket-Gainesville Lifestyle Magazine. To pick up a copy, visit these locations.