ChemDry of the Triad cleans carpets, furniture, and other room dwellers without detergents or chemicals. Floor toupees find a new reason to lie still after bathing in ChemDry’s carbonation system, which spares them the damage that rug shampooing and washboard scrubbing can do. The green-certified ChemDry method, which eschews soaps and phosphates, finds a similarly appreciative audience in the sofa-and-loveseat peanut gallery. Errant spots and stains make a hasty retreat after meeting the stalwart carbonation, which de-furs favorite sitting places of pet hair, mystery fluff, and stowaway Furbys. Antsy furniture and carpets with hectic social calendars can count on the service being completed within one to two hours, and cleaned areas are dry within two hours afterward.
With summer in full force, 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 $8.99, 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 ($19.99), 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 $1.49 a pop, or clean a barnacle-encrusted carpet with the help of a carpet-cleaning machine ($24.99 a day to rent).
Annoyed by bites and wary of diseases carried by mosquitoes and ticks, Mosquito Squad spritzes its signature barrier spray over more than 20 states. Technicians protect home acreage with an EPA-registered spray that kills adult mosquitoes and ticks using synthetic chemicals that mimic a compound found in chrysanthemums. They take care to avoid blossoms and harming helpful bugs such as honeybees and sentient Volkswagen Beetles. As an alternative, staffers can use an all-natural spray, whose scent confuses and repels pests for about two weeks. Mosquito Squad also can equip yards with remote-controlled automatic misting systems and spray lawns in municipal places before outdoor events.
The team of specialists at Aggressive Sounds Car Audio adds shade to cars, trucks, SUVs, and vans with privacy- and safety-enhancing window tinting. Whether drivers choose to darken two or five of their vehicle's windows, they can rest assured that the tinted glass will block up to 99% of harmful ultraviolet rays from sneaking into interiors to fade upholstery or give dashboard bobbleheads embarrassing tan lines. A proper tint job may also help reduce glare, keep passengers cool on sunny days, and hold shattered glass together during collisions.
Midas Fabric & Blinds' large selection of fabrics supplies all manner of DIYers with the materials necessary for their projects. Designers of all skill levels can select from hundreds of fabrics, then reupholster a timeworn sofa or relative with a durable new covering or swathe drab living spaces in swanky animal-print tapestries. Custom window treatments ($129/valance) surround panes in style, and a made-to-order set of 48"x90" curtains ($309/pair)—including fabric, lining, fabrication, wood rods, and finials—furnishes hard-to-cover windows. During an in-home consultation ($50), one of the store's talented interior decorators makes expert recommendations as to which fabric patterns best complement furniture, architecture, and the ghost chandeliers of tenants past.
Team Phillips Management provides professional moving services for local moves. Their experienced, efficient, and helpful movers take great care when transporting each customer’s items, and the company even offers free packing tips on its website such as pack one room at a time; label all boxes; and heavy items in boxes no larger than 1.5 cubic feet. Team Phillips also rents sturdy moving trucks to make its customers’ self-moving processes easier and more efficient.