Claiming a bonded-and-insured staff and a license from the Kansas Department of Agriculture, Go Green! Pest Control Services adheres to using only pesticides found on the Environmental Protection Agency's green list. Experienced in both interior and exterior applications, technicians apply earth-friendly chemicals to ward off unwanted visitors such as termites, brown recluse spiders, german cockroaches, and court jesters. The company's practices have earned it membership in Green Biz Wichita.
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.
No one wants to throw away the records, photos, and videos from their youth, but the shifting media landscape and physical deterioration makes savoring the moments they contain more difficult with every passing year. That race to preserve these precious moments is what keeps A1 Media Services’ staffers coming to work, where they transfer analog media such as VHS, Beta, Digital8, and MiniDV into more lasting DVD and CD formats. The trained technicians are adept at ironing out the problems facing the aging media they’re transferring, clearing away the darkened grime and wrinkle marks from old photos and editing out record imperfections such as scratch marks and backward messages of your mom telling you to clean your room. The transferred CDs and DVDs come encased with their own personalized label, allowing clients to easily find the pictures while minimizing the space needed for storage.
For carpets in need of a deep cleaning, technicians begin treatments by dousing heavily soiled spots with detergents and emulsifiers before steam cleaning with hot-water extraction to remove all grime and contaminants. This is just one of four safe, non-toxic methods used by Mr. Magic's team. They also do foam and shampoo washes, UV-light cleanings that eliminate 99.9% of bacteria and dust mites, and dry cleanings that eliminate the need to outfit pets in galoshes. Mr. Magic's bag of tricks extends beyond carpets, with services to freshen up furniture and area rugs, as well as linoleum, marble, and other hard-surface floors.
Using portable equipment, they can even get inside RVs and boats to sanitize carpets, drapes, and seats. The crew also clears air ducts of debris and allergens to keep home air flows clean and energy efficient.
At ProActive Therapeutic Massage?muscle therapy doesn't stop once the massage does. True to the shop's name, clients are empowered to proactively stave off muscle pain. While most people live with moderate amounts of tension, ProActive Therapeutic Massage knows it's a sign that the body is not performing optimally and could use a little readjustment. To tailor sessions, each appointment begins with a consultation to help draw up a therapy blueprint that deploys techniques from different modalities. After the session, clients are assisted in analyzing their daily activity to help them identify which might cause personal strain or global apocalypse.
Neighborhood children doing yard work for money to spend on candy is classic Americana, but for Michael Ackerman Jr, the actual work ended up being its own reward. Michael's grass-mowing hobby transformed into a full-scale lawn-care company in just a few years, after he got the word out by passing out homemade fliers and staging a town-wide game of telephone. When the buzz about his business amplified, he managed his growing list of clientele with the help of his new business partners, Michael Sr and Connie, his parents. As a team, they now tackle yard work of all kinds and have added snow removal, irrigation, and landscape lighting to their core lawn-care services.