Washington Observer Article


Are you too busy working full-time and running the children to their events on your off hours to clean your house to optimum standards?

Most folks are. And most folks don’t want to spend the small amount of relaxation time that they have stressing over the cleanliness of their living space.

Austin and Leanne Straub, full-time working parents of two young children, know that feeling all too well. In fact, that’s what motivated them to start up their fast-growing business, Top-Notch Cleaning, LLC, Home & Business Cleaning Service.

Their business was launched in 2013 not long after the young couple found themselves arguing over who last scrubbed the bathroom floor or dusted the house. After looking into other alternatives to solve their dilemma, the couple learned that they weren’t pleased with their local cleaning options, so together they developed the Top-Notch Cleaning concept.

Top-Notch Cleaning opened for business in February 2013 in St. Clairsville, OH, serving the areas of Barnesville, Bellaire, Bridgeport, Cambridge, Martins Ferry, Powhatten, Shadyside, St. Clairsville & Steubenville, and also the Moundsville, Wellsburg, Wheeling and Weirton areas of West Virginia.

This summer, Top-Notch Cleaning opened in Washington, PA, and the Straub’s are looking forward to the opportunity to serve such a great and growing community.

“We are a family-owned business that has grown from myself and three cleaners to a fulltime manager and 27 cleaners on staff,” said Straub. “Entering the Washington community adds an exciting new clientele to our business.”

While residential cleaning is what inspired the start of Top-Notch, it is certainly not all the company offers. The licensed, bonded and insured cleaning service with a staff of cleaners that have passed a full national background check, does a large number of commercial cleanings also.

Top-Notch handles everything from small doctor’s offices to a 10-story building.

“We clean it all,” says, Straub, adding that the professional service arrives in its trademark silver wrapped vehicles, and cleaners go to work in blue polo shirts – providing a professional look for a professional clean.

Top-Notch has also done construction cleanings all over the tri-state area including Skyvue Grade School in Monroe County, Victoria’s Secret, The Citizens Bank, MC Sports and most recently, Noodles and Company, which will soon open in Washington.

In the residential realm, Top-Notch does everything from standard weekly/bi-weekly cleaning to a full spring cleaning service, including walls, trim, cabinets, appliances and windows.

In the spirit of Austin’s late mother, who died of cancer when he was very young, Straub has proudly intertwined into the cleaning business, two important memories that Austin has of his mother – her kind and giving spirit. Mother’s Touch Cleaning Program is an entirely free cleaning service with no strings attached, providing one free cleaning to anyone who is undergoing treatment for cancer.

“The only thing we ask is that it’s within 30 minutes of our office and that we can work together on the scheduling. After the first treatment, if the cancer patient would like to continue services, we will work with them to make our rate as affordable as possible,” said Straub.

Top-Notch Cleaning uses a Pro-Team Commercial Back Pac Vacuume that has multiple filters including HEPA filters, which guarantee that they capture 99.9% of allergens out of the home. The HEPA filters are great for people with pets or severe allergies. They use a bucket-less mopping system, which is infinitely cleaner than a standard mop because everything is trapped on the pad and clean water and cleanser is used on each stroke. Unlike traditional mops, when the pad traps the dirt and dust, it is removed and replaced with a clean pad. Top-Notchalso  uses Johnson & Johsnon green cleaning products that are safe for your family but are still a complete disinfectant.

The company is flexible with scheduling and with payments, and they offer a discount if a client bundles its business and home. Top-Notch invoices monthly, and if a client is dissatisfied, the General Manager will be contacted and a follow-up cleaning will be scheduled.

“And, no, you certainly never have to clean before the cleaners arrive,” said Straub. “The reason you hire us is so you don’t have to do the cleaning. Leave the work to us.”

Top-Notch Cleaning is eager to begin serving new residential and commercial clients in the Washington area. To learn more about the company, log on to www.tnclean.com. To make an appointment, call (724) 531-4668.