The secret behind Five Star Chem-Dry's carpet-cleaning services is carbonation. Expert technicians use a green, non-toxic cleanser to blast bubbles of air into the fibers of the rug, and the effervescence lifts away dirt as it fizzes to the surface, where it is flushed away through hot-water extraction. Because the trick is to use air, Chem-Dry uses less water than conventional carpet cleaners, does not leave a residue, and helps keep carpets clean longer. Carpets dry in one to three hours, and Five-Star Chem-Dry will also apply protectant sheilds or use gentle cleaning products upon request.
From the smooth edges of a granite countertop to the sparkling first step of a marble stairway, Scrivanich Natural Stone’s gleaming handiwork harnesses the functionality and beauty of stone. Since 1985, the team has been laying down precisely cut slabs of durable rock that fend off heat, stains, and countertop scratches incurred from dicing sand into smaller pieces of sand. With or without project measurements in hand, customers can venture to the Woodinville or Bellingham showroom to peruse a vast selection of stone whose many patterns and colors match and enhance home decor.
Stains cower before Dave Norton, the founder of All Star Carpet Cleaning. Using a truck-mounted HydraMaster cleaner, Dave and his crew set out to transform soiled carpets into fresh, clean foot lawns. They have specific cleaning agents to treat pet urine and heavily soiled or trampled areas, as well as a special mixture of enzymes that can tackle almost any unidentifiable stain. The crew also cleans upholstery with special chemicals and tools for spot treatments.
Kickboxing classes deliver a knee to the face of fat, burning up to 860 calories an hour with the high-energy striking moves of martial arts and boxing. All four limbs get in on the bag-bludgeoning action at iLoveKickboxing as each class provides a full-body workout that tones arm, leg, and tentacle muscles while tightening the body’s core and improving balance. Hitting the heavy bags won't skin your knuckles once you don the included boxing gloves, which also double as excellent spring-loaded props for re-creating Three Stooges gags. Class times and dates vary based on location.
Cleaning carpet is a family affair at 360 Carpet Cleaners. What began as a small house-tidying venture more than 20 years ago has grown into a clan of carpet cleaners who try to preserve the planet for future generations by using eco-friendly products and stain-removal methods. The company’s IICRC-certified technicians pair a truck-mounted hot-water extraction system with a RotoVac that evicts dirt hiding in the carpet’s deepest recesses and diaries. They use Planet Guard products to buttress their green focus—these products eschew heavy metals, alkaline builders, and high levels of pH. The team’s five-step cleaning process also minimizes water use to prolong the carpet’s life. Friendly and meticulous, the technicians remove grime from the most hard-to-reach corners, which helps homes sparkle with purity and pride.
Pande Cameron traces its origins back to 1924, when Colonel Guner Pande and his business partner, Ernest Cameron, began importing and selling fine oriental rugs with the help of their enterprising young assistant, Mihran Paul Andonian. Twenty-five years later, Mihran inherited the business, eventually passing it to the father-and-son team of Charles and Brad Andonian, who mind the shop to this very day. The flooring experts display a dazzling display of carpets in their South Lake Union and Bellevue storefronts, and also perform restoration of precious underfoot adornments, from purifying sullied wool and silk area rugs to dispatching ferocious reanimated bearskin rugs. Antique rugs cloak floorboards in dark-wine reds and ornamental paisley teardrops, and contemporary carpeting covers tile and hardwood with striking seas of color and creative designs. In addition to keeping toes basking in the soft fibers of new, restored, or rental carpets, Pande Cameron maintains a vital connection to its community through charitable partnerships with organizations such as Seattle Children's Hospital and the South Lake Union Park.