When Susan Cantone took over her brother’s carpet-cleaning business in 2003, she dubbed it Cantone II Carpet Cleaning to signify a new beginning. Her daughter, office manager Sonia, has been busy ever since, scheduling appointments for the two-man carpet-cleaning crew, which ousts stains with a rotary machine and dry-foam cleaner. This dry foam penetrates carpet down to the padding to lift stains, and the machine inhales vast amounts of debris and dirt before looking to the side and coughing politely.
Carpets dry in less than two hours, compared to the four hours it takes after steam extraction and the day and a half it takes after soaking rugs in dishwasher detergent. The machine also scours tile and grout, purifies upholstery, and strips and waxes floors.
Since the company's founding in 1978, Bay Area Air Conditioning's NATE-certified technicians have installed new air conditioners and restored ailing units. The crew's maintenance offerings include HVAC repairs and tune-ups, as well as air-duct sealing. These services not only keep homes cool, but also may help to reduce monthly expenditures on energy bills and lounge chairs chiseled from blocks of ice. Plus, the state-licensed HVAC contractor keeps technicians on call 24/7 to help clients deal with emergencies.
Britton's Archery Supplies & Range has armed apprentice arrow-launchers with gear, accessories, and instruction for three familial generations. Introductory lessons furnish beginner archers with rental equipment and dispense tips on proper shooting technique, archery-safety skills, and the perfect shade of nylon tights to impress Maid Marian. After firing at an assortment of circular targets and two- and three-dimensional animal models, pupils can replenish weary bodies with complimentary snacks and drinks. Customers should call ahead before visiting to confirm Britton's Archery Supplies & Range's hours, which alter depending on the gymnastics schedules of head-perching apples.
America Carpet & Tile Cleaning's experienced staff members soapily restore dulled and grungy floor-bound surfaces with modern cleaning systems. Fiber refresheners use truck-mounted hot-water extraction systems to remove dirt and other debris from within the carpet, eradicating stains, bacteria, and toddler-hidden mud pies. Carpet cleaners can scour any carpeted room ($0.20 per square foot) or rooms that require heavy furniture to be moved prior to cleaning, including beds, dressers, and to-scale Stonehenge replicas ($0.25 per square foot).