Silver Star Hardware’s friendly staff skillfully proffers advice for home improvement while helping to outfit and accessorize homes with an eclectic, frequently updated array of functional and decorative accents. Troves of hardware promise to grease the wheels of domestic efficiency, from a menagerie of elephant hooks ($9) and butterfly hinges ($6.50/pair) to toggle and outlet-flattering switch plates ($21.50–$27.50) and twig-shaped toilet-paper holders ($49.50). Fulfill metal urges with a spangling of cast-iron star knobs ($4.50) or copper house numbers ($11.75 each) that ambidextrously emblazon either addresses or pi, or pin households’ hearts on their façades with vivid peace-dove banners ($12). Once residential shopping lists are dispatched, customers can browse the gift shop or treat their own soul habitats to a cup of steaming java at the on-site coffee bar.
In 1986, the founders of Advanced Window Products designed their company to focus on two things: crafting their own windows and professionally installing them. The idea enabled the company to act as a one-stop contractor for their clients' window needs. The desire to push themselves toward even better service led the company's skilled technicians to create windows with such features as LoE-366 glass, which can keep out up to 25 degrees in the summer heat, insulate up to 75 degrees in the winter, and allow better views of neighbors' gardens than the traditional fist-punched hole in the wall. More than 25 years later, Advanced Window Products' technicians continue to update homeowners' windows and offering free in-home estimates before every job.
Scott Hale Plumbing Heating and Air dispatches licensed and insured technicians across the entire Salt Lake region to install, repair, and maintain home systems. The team patches up leaks and uses a sewer-line camera to easily sleuth around drains and diagnose plumbing problems. The techs help customers to keep warm while snacking on bags of frozen peas with furnace tune-ups and repairs, performing comprehensive 19-point inspections and cleaning out or fixing ducts. In the summer, the crew vends and installs air-conditioning units by Trane, Lennox, and Goodman and keeps existing systems running smoothly with annual tune-ups.
Determined to keep area homes safe and warm, Utah Premier Chimney Cleaning LLC’s staff—composed of seasoned technicians with 18 years of industry experience—repairs, inspects, and cleans all manner of appliance during home visits. The chimney inspections ensure flues remain free of creosote buildup and lost reindeer, and dryer-vent cleanings stave off clogs to prevent potential fires. The crew also builds and repairs mailboxes and planters and sells chimney caps, dampers, and fireplace accessories from the company’s inventory.
Rally's Blind Cleaning and Repairs' professional window-wear cleaners employ 13 years of experience as they sweep away hard-to-clear dirt and debris with an ultrasonic cleaning system. Notoriously difficult and cumbersome to clean, blinds can gather allergens, dust, grime, and nicotine, rendering them unsightly, discolored, and potentially detrimental to air quality. Cleaners dip blinds in water charged with high-frequency electricity, which scours not only the slats but also the strings, fabric, cords, and headrail. Microscopic bubbles descend upon sullied surfaces and burst, frightening away dirt particles. Safe and gentle, this cleaning method works on all sorts of shades, including plastic, aluminum, and fabric.
Though Rally’s team members focus on cleaning, they also specialize in blind and shade repairs and services for all kinds of window dressings, including roller shades, cellular shades, prison bars, and mini blinds.
At 4,500 independently owned and operated stores spread across the nation, Ace Hardware carries the tools and tips homeowners need to complete plumbing projects, electrical work, or aesthetic alterations to gardens or backyards. Celebrating 88 years in existence, the stores stock well-organized aisles with brand-name products from Craftsman, DeWalt, and Scotts perfect for simple afternoon projects or extensive overhauls to the fleet of antique rickshaws in the garage.