With three decades in the business and three locations in Dalhousie, Tuscany, and Southwood, the experts of Green Fine Dry Cleaners are well versed in toxic free cleaning. Their menu of 100% green services runs the gamut from the titular waterless cleansing method to alterations of suede items or elegant taffeta ball gowns that were worn at canine prom. Wedding dresses are thoroughly cleaned, inspected, and enshrined in a vacuum-sealed box, and drapes undergo a meticulous tidying in order to effectively shut out bright sunlight or the neighbour's laser pointer.
Bruce Sittler, the president of Action Furnace, not only promises a job well done, he backs it with a "fixed right or fixed free" guarantee. In operation since 1975, the company trains each of its technicians to deliver reliable maintenance work on furnaces, air conditioners, and hot-water tanks. Crews draw dust, dirt, and debris from vents using a forced-air system or court-ordered subpoena during annual duct cleanings, and throw in a full safety check and furnace filter free of charge.
Lewis Carpet Cleaners and Floor Care mobilizes an elite force of floor furbishers to evict agents of domestic disrepair, leaving behind sparkling hard floors, grime-free grout, and velvety fresh carpets. Harnessing a triumvirate of high-powered cleaning equipment, environmentally friendly products, and Mary Poppins–style magic, Lewis Carpet Cleaners’ crew sets to work on tarnished tracts of carpet or tile and grout, purging built-up soil, spots, and stains with clinical efficiency during treatments that last 1–3 hours. Along with removing dirt, pet-related filth, and malevolent colonies of wayward breakfast cereal, cleaners vacate the area of potentially harmful bacteria, fungi, and other microbes lurking underfoot, making homes both safer and easier on the eyes. Boasting fast-drying carpet cleaning, the dirt-busting professionals also tout flexible scheduling hours available Monday–Saturday, with appointments generally made one to two weeks in advance.
Striving to give every customer a "beducation," the mattress mavens at Mattress Mattress delight in matching humans with their ideal mattresses. Within Mattress Mattress' airy showrooms, customers can test the bounciness of bouncy balls on name brands that include Serta, Sealy, and Kingsdown. A Zoom twin mattress ($158.88) or a Sedona Twin Unit ($999.99) sponge up the elusive epiphanies and grocery lists made right before falling asleep. This Groupon may be used towards larger mattress models such as the Kingsdown Macau queen-size mattress set ($1199.99) or the Serta Helen king-size mattress ($1299.99).
David Olivares hated dancing. Then he turned 15 and met Lorena, a girl who made head turns when on the dance floor. In order to get close to his crush, David did what he would have previously considered unthinkable: he pitched a tent in her backyard and asked her to teach him how to dance. After a few two-left-footed sessions, he realized that he liked dancing. So much so that he went on to pursue dance as a career, earning his Zumba instructor certification when he moved to Canada.
In 2009, he met Beverly Paauwe, whose passion and natural dancing ability reminded him of Lorena. Together, they opened Meneazao Zumba Fitness. Both instructors have South American roots—he is from Venezuela and she is from Brazil—which comes in handy during Zumba classes, which incorporate salsa, merengue, reggaeton, samba, and cumbia moves in a dance-inspired cardio workout. Both instructors love blaring upbeat music, keeping the atmosphere fun as students safely burn calories and learn to swivel their hips with as much gusto as an over-caffeinated hula hooper.