Equipped with professional-grade cleaning supplies and machinery, ServiceMaster's esteemed carpet primpers penetrate to the source of domestic disrepair to restore luster to trod-upon toe ticklers. Technicians begin by applying pretreatment potions to areas of significant staining before coating rugs with a sheen of solution to loosen soil deeply entrenched from decades of carpet-top calisthenics. Techs then extract anarchic agents of rug corrosion with a concentrated fountain of clear, hot water—the method of cleaning recommended by carpet manufacturers and most forms of pasta. The aquatic extraction gently fleeces floors of all contaminants, such as dirt, pollen, fungi, and bacteria. Finally, the grime-razers perform post-treatment cleansing on any lingering stains, slide protective pads under furniture legs, and groom deck tresses to facilitate drying and effect a kempt, uniform appearance.
With summer in full force, now is the ideal time to throw open the windows and get home-care projects underway. Pick up a Stanley six-piece screwdriver set for $6.99, a VPT rip hammer for $8.99, and a whole bunch of screws, anchors, and bolts (prices vary), and you'll be ready to finally mount every buffalo nickel and steel penny in your coin collection. Illuminate the newfound décor with a 12-pack of Ace light bulbs ($19.99), the better to see by as you make use of a Purdy four-piece premium paint-tray kit ($19.99). If you need to match paint to a favorite coverlet or choose a hue that complements a pleather recliner, each store offers a paint-matching service free of charge. Get keys made for $1.49 a pop, or clean a barnacle-encrusted carpet with the help of a carpet-cleaning machine ($24.99 a day to rent).
As seasonal temperatures begin to swelter, Joseph Batman at Fire and Ice Heating and Cooling ensures that homeowners are impervious to the conditions outside with thorough air-conditioner tune-ups. He inspects the unit inside and out, examines ducts, and surveys attic and basement insulation to maximize efficiency. After completing inspections and tune-ups and answering any questions about optimizing AC efficiency, Joseph vanishes into the night sky like America's favorite caped crusader, Karl Malone.