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The professional cleaning crew at Ramos Quality Cleaning Services, LLC, roams Montgomery and Frederick Counties, tidying the innards of houses, apartments, and offices. The detail-oriented crew cleans from baseboard to bats asleep on the ceiling fan, dusting, organizing, and sanitizing surfaces all the while. All work is inspected after the cleaning to ensure a meticulous job.
High's Chimney Service president Mike Pinto captains a roster of certified chimney sweeps that earned their chops from the Chimney Safety Institute of America and National Fireplace Institute. Before the chimney sweeping commences, a duo of technicians places drop cloths over carpets, furniture, and napping grandparents to protect against meandering debris, as industrial vacuums stand on deck to whisk away dust. The cleaning team then ventures onto the roof to thoroughly remove buildup from the chimneys' crowns, caps, and mortar joints. Regular chimney cleaning purges brick-laid smoke vessels of flammable debris and improves flue ventilation, which can protect against carbon-monoxide poisoning. Chimney rods and a closed-circuit camera help the diligent staffers make sure the chimneys' newly pristine insides can efficiently heat homes, emit cleaner smoke, and play nice with rooster compasses.
It's a big leap from the bustle of an athletic field to the solitude of a darkroom, but Calumet Photographic made the transition seamlessly more than 70 years ago. From its origins as a Chicago sporting-goods store, the company evolved into a one-stop shop for cameras and darkroom equipment and eventually into an innovator of photographic technology. In the 1960s, Calumet's most brilliant minds were behind the development of the Caltar large-format-lens line and nitrogen burst film.
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