With summer on its last legs, now is the ideal time to throw open the windows and get home-care projects underway. Pick up some spray paint for $3.49 or a utility knife for $4.99. Illuminate your bathroom with a 4-pack of Ace light bulbs ($1.79), the better to see by as you caulk ($2.29) your sink. If you need to match paint to a favorite coverlet or choose a hue that complements a pleather recliner, each store offers a paint-matching service free of charge. Get keys made, or clean a barnacle-encrusted carpet with the help of a carpet-cleaning machine (rental prices vary). If you need help finding anything, Ace's knowledgeable staff is available to help get you in and out and on to your next project.
Rather than hiring questionable subcontractors to do the work for him, A-1 Chimney Maintenance?s owner Rick Lane performs every job himself. With the help of his assistant, Rick keeps homes safe from fires by clearing chimneys of soot, debris, and magical nannies. The team goes further to keep structures sound by performing repairs and ridding dryer vents of caked-on lint and dust. Once finished, the experts make sure that a clean chimney is the only evidence of their visit by thoroughly cleaning the work site.
The Mosquito Authority responds to summer scourges of biting pests with its kid- and pet-safe mosquito spray systems. Barrier spray service eliminates mosquitoes with an EPA-approved solution—specialized enough to not repel beneficial bees or butterflies—that technicians apply to trees, shrubs, and foliage around yards. The solution guards against the pests for three weeks, backed up by The Mosquito Authority’s “no-mosquito guarantee,” which ensures a free second application should rogue bugs best their system and somehow establish a working democratic society. Alternatively, the unobtrusive MistAway auto-mist systems can be installed in yards to periodically release anti-bug mist at a frequency that customers can adjust via remote control.
The specialists at Green Thumb Organic Lawn Care nurture lawns by calling upon techniques used before the introduction of chemical pesticides and fertilizers. Their organic approach to lawn care expands to the roots of shrubs, trees, and garden gnomes, which they care for through soil tests and organic applications. The team's 14-point soil analysis works to pinpoint individual issues, and their lawn-specific treatments work to encourage healthy growth without spreading dangerous chemicals or green, lead-based paint.:m]]