Family owned and operated since 1924, Detroit Hardware Co. bolsters do-it-yourself home projects with an inventory of hardware, tools, and landscaping supplies. Handy men and women circulate tool-lined thoroughfares, picking up new garden tools ($2.99–$125) to beautify landscapes or new hammers ($4.99+) to pound nails or lumpy pancakes. Cast-iron cookware ($12.99+) heats heavy-duty meals, just as roasters ($12.99+) and bake ware ($4.99–$18.99) simmer savory dishes for holiday dining. As patrons tackle weekend to-do lists, friendly keysmiths stand by ready to replicate keys ($1–$4) for new roommates or encrypted computer files.
The chimney specialists at Detroit City Sweep unclog flues of soot and other buildup that might be preventing proper ventilation and posing a safety risk. After laying down a protective barrier to prevent damage to carpeting or interior surfaces, the sweep sets about brushing the chimney from top to bottom. Over the course of the visit, which can last up to 45 minutes, he also performs a 26-point safety inspection and, once finished, informs the homeowner when the fireplace is again safe for use. In keeping with the unclogging theme, the team also performs dryer vent cleanings and gutter cleaning, wherein they remove sticks, leaves, and other detritus from the gutter so that rainwater might run off unimpeded. Detroit City Sweep also offers masonry repair services.
The Detroit Windsor Tunnel is an underground highway that connects Detroit, Michigan, with Ontario, Canada. Travelers can easily cross the border without trouble and can even pay fees from their phone using the Detroit Windsor Tunnel app. Their website provides traffic updates and information and even has solutions for people who have to commute to work or are heading to watch their favorite sporting events. Travelers must carry a valid passport or have an enhanced Michigan Driver’s License, a FAST Card. The staff is well trained, friendly, and ready to help customers get answers to any questions they may have.
UniglassPlus/Ziebart's certified glass techs de-ding windshields and replace those that can't be repaired with professional ease and quality customer service. If hail, kicked-up gravel, or pennies tossed from airplane windows have put a chip or crack in the breeze shield, the glass shop's experts can repair it to prevent further damage. Different types of chips in the glass such as a surface crack, bullseye, and half moon are prone to splintering into uglier, more serious damage, but can be fixed in about 30 minutes. When the windshield is beyond repair, UniglassPlus/Ziebart can replace it with a shiny new one ($299+) crafted only from first-class quality auto glass enhanced with superior urethanes that meet or surpass Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards. UniglassPlus will not replace the vehicle's gust guard if repair is an option, and will recycle all windshields by donating them to research for space cars.
The landscaping pros at Modern Scapes provide makeovers for their clients' homes and gardens. The team's services range from regular upkeep, such as lawn mowing, to preventive measures against weeds and neighbours' sneers. Of course, the yard must exist before there can be any yard work. To that end, the team manages the planning and design stages of new landscapes as well as installation of sod and other elements.
A company as straightforward as its name, JUSTJUNK dispatches uniformed crews to clear junk from homes across the country. Customers simply book an appointment online, wait for the truck to arrive, and—after a free no-obligation estimate—bid their unwanted furniture, appliances, and garbage goodbye. The JustJunk crew hauls off the loot to be recycled, thrown away, or donated to the eccentric local garbage sculptor.