In households across the country, wise moms have relied on the stain-removal properties of club soda to lift spaghetti-sauce splotches from their family’s shirts, carpets, and upholstery. ChemDry’s natural, nontoxic carpet-cleaning formula draws on the same club-soda principle; a hot carbonating extraction system dispatches crystal-clear bubbles to attack deep dirt and grime with less water than traditional steam cleaning. Without the soggy and soapy residue of many cleaners, the ChemDry PowerHead vortex generates a strong suction that cleans deeper to remove dirt remnants. ChemDry's truck-mounted and portable systems have earned the seal of approval from the Carpet and Rug Institute, as well as the Club Soda Consortium, which has long battled clowns and prop comics over its brand’s image.
The hard surface and carpet restoration experts at A Clean Slate are fully bonded, insured, and highly attuned at coaxing away grime with environmentally friendly and nontoxic cleaning solutions. After pretreating marble, slate, or tiles, technicians can employ high-pressure water to scour away dirt and oil at a test of up to 1200 PSI. Additionally, their high-tech carpet-cleaning utensils rotate in 360-degree iterations to ensure full dirt extraction of grime from every angle. After windows are cleaned to an eerie transparency, clients can solicit Clean Slate's restoration services to update hardwood floors, remove water stains from concrete, or pressure wash the mind of Sigmund Freud busts.
A wildly successful alternative to traditional day spas—its more than 300 locations blanket 36 states and half a dozen countries—Planet Beach is a futuristic relaxation station where state-of-the-art machines administer all the spa and tanning services. These friendly automatons sometimes replace familiar treatments, as in the Luminous facial, a light-based service that delivers blemish-busting results similar to those of a conventional facial. But other equipment maps out new spa territory entirely: the Hydro-Derma Fusion chamber moisturizes the whole body with nutrient-rich steam in order to offset the effects of a dry climate or a rear-end collision with a salt truck. Other machines whiten teeth, spray tan skin, and massage muscles.
Planet Beach operates on a gym-style membership system, meaning that members purchase packages or pay flat monthly rates. As members spend more time at the spa, they get to know the helpful assistants who are always on hand to demonstrate how to use the equipment without activating its ability to cry.
Patients at Gill Dental Group have the unique privilege of having their teeth looked after by a movie director. When he's not working on independent films, Dr. Param Gill makes sure teeth are camera ready by preventing cavities and improving smiles with cosmetic treatments such as Invisalign and dental implants.
He founded Gill Dental Group, which now boasts multiple locations, alongside Dr. Lavanya Gill, a dental expert who has written more than 50 dentistry articles for local newspapers. If necessary the Gills can administer sedation or play a CD of Morgan Freeman singing whale songs to relax patients during dental treatments.