With spring spreading like a bag of spilled gravy, now is the ideal time to throw open the windows and get home-care projects underway. Pick up a Stanley six-piece screwdriver set for $6.99, a VPT rip hammer for $8.49, and a whole bunch of screws, anchors, and bolts (prices vary), and you'll be ready to finally mount every buffalo nickel and steel penny in your coin collection. Illuminate the newfound décor with a 12-pack of Ace light bulbs ($21.48), the better to see by as you make use of a Purdy four-piece premium paint-tray kit ($19.99). 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 for $1.99 a pop, or clean a barnacle-encrusted carpet with the help of a carpet-cleaning machine ($30 a day to rent).
Clad in a tool belt and on a mission to renovate, San Mateo Handyman's experts specialize in every manner of building trade, from carpentry and electrical to landscaping and plumbing. After mending a chain-link fence, a skilled technician can install garage shelving, remodel a bathroom, or mend charley horses in unapologetic couch potatoes. In a flurry of elbow grease, drains unclog and electrical wires cease malfunction.
Mister Chimney?s modern-day chimney sweeps aren?t just creating cleaner fireplaces with their arsenal of poles, brushes, and scrapers?they?re saving lives. Citing a 2006 report by the Department of Homeland Security, Mister Chimney reports that 73% of heating fires and 25% of residential blazes come from a buildup of creosote, a flammable tar formation formed from billowing smoke and smoldering resentment of the furnace. To augment its work on chimneys and wood stoves, to which its workers bring 25 years of experience, the company offers supplementary services that include repairs, construction, waterproofing, and vent cleaning.
Where most people view the humble VHS tape as a relic of a bygone era, the experts at Audio Video Workshop see it as an endangered species worthy of preservation. With that in mind, they usher spools of easily erased magnetic tape into the digital age without damaging the precious master copies. This professionalism doesn't come by chance; every staff member has a bachelor's degree in broadcast and electronic communication arts ranging from radio and TV to film production, making them a formidable team in the biz. Together they transfer home movies onto DVD, with high-def and Blu-ray options available that project images with pristine quality. Using the Sniper-HD Pro Telecine Scanning system, they can transfer 8mm, Super8, and 16mm film to DVD or Blu-ray. They can also convert various forms of media into digital files for Macs or PCs, letting customers store their nostalgia on a hard drive instead of in their brains, which often fall victim to age and viruses that replace memories with cat videos.
More than 26 years of experience in the field gives Bayshore Plumbers the knowledge necessary to perform any level of service, from stopping leaks to restoring pipe integrity to installing brand-new systems. Its drain-cleaning, rooting, and hydro-jetting equipment blasts away clogs that prevent proper drainage, and its bathroom remodeling services, including custom tiling and tub-to-shower conversions, breathe life into bland interiors. Bayshore Plumbers understands that problems can spring up at any time, which is why it maintains 24-hour availability in case a pipe bursts early in the morning or an owl camps out in the shower at night.