Parents and children gaze at Curious George's antics on a movie screen, which is situated amid the same stencil work, pews, and fixtures that have decorated Charter Oak Cultural Center's building since its construction in 1876. Once the first synagogue to be built in Connecticut, it currently hosts the center's theatrical performances, film showings, and gallery exhibits, which all center around the idea that art is sustenance for the mind. With a belief that open and equal access to the arts fosters the community as a whole, it aims to enrich minds through four key activity types—artistic, cultural, educational, and historic preservation—that are often free. Its youth arts institute is endorsed by the Hartford Public Schools superintendent’s office and aims to supplement curricula with programs before, after, and after-after school. In adult-learning workshops, instructors advise on topics such as what to consider before going back to school, while the center's Homegrown Dance movement supports seven local companies.
Mountain Air Duct Services improves air quality by hunting out dust and dander in all of the crannies in which it hides, from the tufts of carpet to the hard-to-reach panels of air ducts and dryer vents. Experts arrive equipped with powerful vacuums to remove malevolent dirt, debris, and allergens the home's airways, which they can bolster against future infestation with UV lamps. Specially trained and certified cleaners purge carpets and upholstery with techniques catered to each type of fabric, scouring suede with a gentle wand and drying oriental rugs with the wind of one hand clapping. Armed with infrared cameras and hygrometers, the crews ferret out mold and water damage before sanitizing, deodorizing, and disinfecting affected areas.
With advanced cleaning systems for carpet, upholstery, and air ducts, the certified specialists at Indoor Air Of America aim to remove household hazards that would otherwise go unseen. Microscopic issues such as dust mites or bacteria spores can dwell deep in carpet fibers or ductwork and present several health risks when agitated. Through hot-water extraction methods, the specialists kill bacteria with high-temperature jets of water while removing them with powerful vacuums. Meanwhile, roto-scraper duct-cleansing methods simultaneously loosen and vacuum particles hiding in temperature tunnels to reduce the risk of respiratory issues or getting spy suits dusty.
The owners of Big Z Cleaners, Twin City Dry Cleaners, & Squeeky's Cleaners & Laundromat wash and dry-clean garments with environmentally friendly practices and a keen eye for detail honed over a span of 40 years. After dry-cleaning silk blouses, suits, or dress shirts stained with business-related marinara sauce, specialists press collars and cuffs and preserve their shapes with a customizable dose of starch. The team also carefully executes wash, dry, and fold services that conclude with exemplary folding and placement on hangers.
For 10 years, customers have relied on CareFree Energy Solutions' trained technicians, who examine homes and build carefully customized solutions to energy-efficiency conundrums. Dedicated to designing the most appropriate plan of action for each residence, the team conducts complimentary estimates and analyzes name-brand gear instead of shoehorning one-size-fits-all treatments. A slew of testimonials tout the specialists' customer-service skills and energy expertise. By maintaining gutters, insulating attics to prevent the escape of warm-hearted ghosts, and bolstering siding and roofs, they help houses lock in their heat and function smoothly.
The Kleening Company’s crew of insured cleaning technicians have been caring for New England’s homes and commercial buildings since 2008, when they began driving across Hartford to pressure wash exterior walkways, repair hardwood floors, and tidy up home appliances. The crew members methodically work their way through rooms during routine cleaning sessions, whistling as they sanitize kitchen countertops, scrub bathtubs, and shave carpets’ five o’clock shadows. Aside from household cleaning and maintenance, the company’s technicians and handymen can repair damage to tiles, grout, cabinets, and wooden decks.