Michael St. Clair Fine Cleaners demonstrate a dedication to environmentally sound garment-cleansing practices through the use of eco-friendly cleaning products. In an effort to further reduce their impact upon the earth’s surface, each facility recycles hangers and uses reusable garment bags which function as laundry bags in an effort to keep them out of landfills and on the path to being invited to the same dinner parties as clothing. No stain is a match for the technicians, who evict grime from all manner of items.
Sporting their trademark blue uniforms, Sears Carpet & Upholstery Care's certified technicians travel to homes and businesses within the Greater Vancouver area to battle dirt, odours, and stains. The carpet cleaners use truck-mounted equipment and a two-step process of heated solutions and high-powered extraction to absolve carpets and upholstery of allergens and dirt. In addition to these flagship services, the aptly named Blue Service Crew can refinish floors, spruce up dryer vents, and clean tile. They back each service with the Sears Satisfaction Guarantee and thoroughly inspect all work before flying away on spotless magic carpets.
Big Dog Little Dog Bakery concocts artfully decorated dog treats from all-natural ingredients free of preservatives and artificial colouring. Pooch palates will dribble in Pavlovian anticipation at the sight of doggie delicacies such as crunchy liver slivers ($6.99 for 200 g bag) and luscious peanut-butter hearts ($1.99 each). Give a wet-nosed companion the greatest gift since that plate of chicken vesuvio fell on the carpet with a mini luv-ya cake ($5.99), available in peanut butter and honey, scrumptious liver, or wheat-free pumpkin maple. Customers who come for the sweets can stay for the swag, which includes a selection of collars, pet clothing, and accessories such as rhinestone-studded brandy barrels for saint bernards.
Working models of high-end bathroom and kitchen fixtures fill the expansive Ensuite Kitchen and Bath Showroom, a Div. of Emco Corp., inviting guests to give them a twist, turn, or pull. Friendly and knowledgeable fixture specialists help make sense of the showroom’s many brands and models as visitors inspect sinks made from vitreous china by Kohler and contemporary, minimalist tubs from Blu Bathworks. Designers, contractors, and DIY home renovators alike flock to the luxury products and accessories, whose materials match a range of decor themes, colour schemes, and taxidermied pets.
Wine spills never take Sundays off, and ketchup stains don't retire for a long weekend. That's why the folks at Liberty Cleaners keep their cleanery open every day of the week, transforming dirty clothes of all fabrics back into clean, crisp apparel. They remove stains and dirt from everything from suits and winter jackets to everyday attire and rainbow suspenders, and accept 24-hour drop-offs for owners trying to keep their white linen pants from getting sunburned.
Like many dog owners in a two-worker household, Russell Simpson had to figure out how to best take care of his chocolate labrador, Riley, when no one was home. A growing pup with lots of energy, Riley soon left the house torn apart and riddled with evidence of poker parties. Then Simpson took his dog to daycare and something miraculous happened: Riley started coming home content, relaxed, and manageable. But even with this improvement in Riley's behaviour, Simpson couldn't help but look around his dog's daycare and see an opportunity to make it even better. So he found a warehouse and applied his construction skills to a redesign.
Today, Simpson and his team—along with Riley and regulars such as Lucy—welcome clients and their four-legged friends to We Care Dog Daycare. Together they elevate the dog-daycare experience by rotating the dogs hourly—while some play indoors, the others are taken out on walks, which are included as standard. They also offer owners premium services, such as taking active dogs out on two-hour adventure hikes, or older dogs out on one-hour leisure walks. Further services include grooming, a dog taxi, and training with an accredited dog trainer. We Care's staff also runs a dog-of-the-month program, which recognizes especially well-behaved dogs with rewards such as an adventure walk or a five-album record deal.