Serving the metropolitan Springfield area since 1992, All Seasons Chem-Dry is renowned for purifying and prolonging the lives of carpets with its carbonated cleanser. Hot carbonation extraction is an undercover process relying on grime-fighting effervescence to penetrate deep into carpets, transporting dirt to the surface in a bubbly paddywagon, and imprisoning it in a high-efficiency machine. All Seasons Chem-Dry's cleansing method features nontoxic, green-certified products that are safe for close-to-the-ground loved ones such as pets, toddlers, and tied-up hostages. Combined with the PowerHead suction machine, the soap-free and low-water carpet cleaning allows for speedier drying times of one to two hours so clients can freshen their foot prairies without disrupting the flow of everyday activities.
At 11 years old, Chase Winslow would watch his mother and grandfather effortlessly clean the carpets—and it seemed like more fun than work. As Chase grew up and learned the family business, he ensconced himself in all the complexities of the equipment and processes, adding technical proficiency to the joy that comes with a job well done. Today, he's the third generation of his family to be a shag-scouring expert, now with more than 15 years of his own experience enhancing his grandfather's Karpet K.O. legacy. On each job, the team's insured K.O. technicians meet homeowners on-site before using environmentally safe products and effective machines to clean carpets and kill bacteria. Furthermore, K.O.'s all-natural citrus stain removers are nontoxic, allowing dogs, babies, and those who get around by cartwheel to interact with floors without concern.
Superior Rents' owners, Dan and Steve Wohnoutka, trace the genesis of their business back to their own childhoods spent on a modestly equipped farm. With an appreciation for how proper tools and equipment can make projects run smoother, they decided to stock three locations with plumbing, construction, and lawn-care equipment for homeowners and contractors to rent on an hourly, daily, or weekly basis. Their online catalog hosts a roster of rental equipment, from power drills for household projects to forklifts for hanging Do Not Disturb signs on asteroids. Customers can arrange for equipment to be delivered to their work site or drop by one of three locations—including a newly opened site in Springfield—to pick up gear.
Sears Garage Door Repair is staffed by a team of experienced professionals who specialize in diagnosing problems with and repairing garage doors. They can replace springs, rollers, cables, and hinges; install Craftsman openers; or sell new doors.
With 3,400 square feet devoted to the fine art of mud molding, Springfield Pottery hosts the works of well-known clayshapers from across the country. Stop in and peruse a selection of tumblers ($18–$28) and pick up spoons to show babies how to fling caviar with gusto ($5–$42). Purchase a pottery mug from Justin Rothshank ($39) or stock up on wooden bowls from Brad McCullum and outfit miniature dollhouses with makeshift hot tubs ($60–$90).