Pesticides aren't always the first course of action for Fast Action Pest Control's specialists. In their mission to rid homes of ants, spiders, or lethargic houseguests who won't leave the couch, they often take nonchemical measures. Such services include spraying citrus extracts or growth regulators that diminish populations or setting baits to lure insects and rodents from their hiding places. If a pest problem requires more powerful measures, technicians will spray homes with low-toxicity pesticides, taking a specialized approach to minimize human and pet exposure. Fast Action Pest Control also guarantees treatments between service calls, dispatching licensed technicians to address any problems that may arise.
In 1982, brothers Jerry and Kenny Bell headed off to Arizona's Universal Technical Institute to learn the ins and outs of the HVAC field. When they came back to Elk Grove, they earned their chops at various companies while helping out with their father's new pizza parlor, Pizza Bell. In 1991, they decided to strike out on their own—two men in a pickup truck on a mission to repair and maintain heating and air-conditioning systems. Their only advertisements were flyers pasted on top of Pizza Bell boxes and willing strangers' foreheads.
They've come a long way since pizza-based advertising, employing an experienced staff of industry certified, professionally trained, background-checked and drug-tested technicians who thoroughly tune up air-conditioning units with a 30-point cleaning, calibration, and fine-tuning process. In addition to replacing heating and air-conditioning systems, their technicians can parachute to homes to inspect, maintain, and repair entire HVAC and furnace systems.
The landscapers at each Weed Man location honor the company’s four decades in the lawn care business through a wide range of yard-beautifying services, from weed control and aeration to pest control and organic topdressings. Each one aims to reveal vibrant, healthy lawns that might currently be strangled by crabgrass or covered by a big, ugly blanket. After tests to determine soil pH level and identify any presence of disease, the team concocts tailored programs for each individual lawn to help cure its health issues and render it usable by homeowners.
While working for other heating and cooling companies, Joe Bertolucci found himself disappointed by what appeared to be a lack of quality service and honesty in the industry. Determined to raise the bar, Bertolucci set off on his own to open Affordable Heating & Air, a company known for all manner of repair and maintenance services. In addition to offering general upkeep, the team can also install air-conditioning units, heat pumps, and energy-efficient gas and electric systems that save power for the devices that need it most, such as the strobe lights in the living room.
Driven by the philosophy that everyone deserves a safe and efficient home, Rebuilding Together Sacramento works to preserve and revitalize the homes of those who may face challenges to performing regular home maintenance or obtaining necessary upgrades, including elderly people, people in low-income communities, and those with disabilities. Along with installing energy-efficient upgrades, the organization provides minor repairs and safety modifications—such as fire detectors, shower stools, and transition ramps—to help ensure that older residents can continue to reside in their homes safely.
Four Seasons Carpet Cleaning targets grime with a truck-mounted, hot water steam extraction unit, plus cleaning products that are safe for both families and the environment. In addition to residential and commercial carpeting, the company also refreshes upholstery and delves deep into the nooks of tile and grout to eliminate grease, soils, and contaminants.
Even for companies with sunny offices, it'd be a stretch to boast that they have 250,000 windows to their name, but Alco Siding and Windows can honestly say that it does. Its factory-trained team has installed more than 250,000 windows throughout California and Nevada over the past two decades. The company also specializes in siding, with an arsenal of both vinyl and fiber-cement styles. Alco's services extend beyond those mentioned in its name, though, with skilled staffers who also can install decks, repaint home exteriors, and replace roofs with materials that make rain sound like a fun Civil War reenactment. To ensure happy customers, all their handiwork is backed by a satisfaction guarantee.