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A CLEAN HOUSE Is a Happy House - Fresh Winds Cleaning Services

03/25/2024 11:06AM ● By MERYL SIEGMAN
We’re all familiar with the expression, “A clean house is a happy house.” No one proves it better than Nicole Lopez, the owner of Fresh Winds Cleaning Services  in Essex Junction. Founded in 2014, Fresh Winds offers a wide range of residential and commercial cleaning services in Chittenden County.

Family owned and operated, the company has earned its great reputation and devoted clientele based on reliability, consistency, and quality. It’s evident that Nicole truly loves her work, saying, “I’ve been cleaning houses for 10 years and have never been happier. Quality is particularly important to me. I love doing a great job and making my clients happy.”

A transplant from Florida, Nicole got to know Vermont living in the Champlain Islands in the 2000s. After earning her bachelor’s degree in social work from Champlain College, she was hired by the State of Vermont. But after five years, she became emotionally drained by the work and decided to switch gears by starting her own cleaning company. Today, she thoroughly enjoys being in control of her schedule and the extra time she gets to spend with her family.


Fresh Winds offers general and deep cleaning, carpet shampooing, pressure and window washing, rental changeovers, and move-in/ move-out and post-construction cleanups. Nicole knows she and her team are doing a great job when she gets exuberant texts and voicemails sent by clients who are thrilled with their services. “Some people don’t like cleaning,” she explains. “Mostly, they’re just happy to come home to a clean, orderly house.”


The health benefits of a clean house cannot be underestimated. Nicole noticed that over the 10 years that she has been in business, more and more of her clients mention that they are suffering from allergies, migraines and asthma. “I have some clients who ask me to come in regularly due to allergies either they or their children have. Dust and animal dander seem to be the most prevalent causes,” she mentions. “Some clients get migraines from certain cleaning products that aren’t 100 percent natural.” She goes on to explain that many of her customers run Airbnb’s, whose clientele are becoming more fussy about the odors and chemicals in cleaning solutions, and specifically request that the property be cleaned with only unscented, natural products.

“But others,” she continues, “want their homes to be spick-and-span for their mental health. They love nothing more than coming home to a bright, clean house.” And still others simply don’t like to clean or just don’t have the time. Nicole concludes. “I love doing it, and I’d love to do it for you. It really makes my day.”


Nicole and her team provide full-service cleaning. They arrive with their own tools, equipment, and cleaning products, so clients don’t have to lift a finger. She notes that many of her clients, particularly those with allergies or whose children suffer from them, specifically ask for cleaning solutions that aren’t laden with additives and don’t have strong smells. Nicole has settled on three all-natural, hypoallergenic brands that she can rely on and that please her clientele: Branch Basics, Method, and Mrs. Meyers, especially, its multi-surface everyday cleaner. “If clients have a particular product they like,” Nicole notes, “They will often provide it themselves.”

Nicole is excited about the upcoming expansion of Fresh Winds. In addition to adding plowing and tree services to her roster of offerings, she looks forward to growing the cleaning business by hiring quality cleaners who meet her high standards. She concludes, “I can’t see myself doing anything else. I really want to grow my business and help as many people as possible.”

Fresh Winds Cleaning Services

PO Box 8140
Essex Junction, VT 05451


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