With a rich history dating back to 1886, Sears is a recognizable and celebrated institution that furnishes families with home decor, clothing, and appliances. Sears Home Services furthers the company's resolve to exceed the expectations of its customers, sending professionals to abodes to gussy up carpets, clean tile and grout, and rid air ducts of dust, pollen, dander, and stashed Sears Roebuck catalogs from 1956. The establishment also boasts weekend appointment options, free cleaning estimates, and carpet protectors designed to shield floor coverings from stains.
When it comes to cleaning carpets, the highly trained technicians of North Bay Affordable Carpet Care favor hot-water extraction—a powerful steam-cleaning method that effectively removes stains and dries in less than 12 hours. They journey to households throughout the North Bay, cleaning carpets and upholstery while paying special attention to valuable textiles, such as couches made from delicate fabric or rugs sewn from unicorn tails. In addition to carpet cleaning, the versatile technicians extend their expertise to a variety of handyman services, including tile and grout cleaning and water-damage repair.
With only a portable cleaning system and a set of buckets, father-and-son team Paul and Tim Casson began their carpet-care business, eventually partnering with two close friends and later, their daughter and sister Tiffany Casson. Today, Tiffany Casson is the primary shareholder, and Casson & Son Carpet Care is still owned by the Casson clan, even after weathering some difficult times. All five of the current owners and operators proudly clean carpets themselves and interact with homeowners one-on-one while expunging dirt from weathered floor coverings with powerful truck-mounted steam systems, mild detergents, and residue-eliminating rinse. The company, which is certified by The Clean Trust, uses only products that are safe for use around pets and children.
The aptly named Preserve Public House seems to preserve a simpler time beneath its open-beam ceiling, among its rustic pieces of furniture, and within its exposed-brick walls. Using local ingredients whenever possible, Preserve’s chefs celebrate the artistry of cuisine with sandwiches such as the slow-smoked brisket sandwich with garlic aioli, barbecue sauce, and caramelized onions on an acme bun. Like the Easter Bunny’s bathtub, the eatery’s taps flow with a rotating sample of 21 microbrews and keg wines from breweries such as Lagunitas, Rogue Brewery, and Stone Brewing Company. Preserve Public House also hosts regular events such as local crop swaps, and beer celebrations in their bread-truck-turned-beer-garden.
Excellence Carpet & Upholstery's cleaners groom furry flooring with a state-of-the-art mounted steam cleaning system, using environmentally kind Axiom green cleaners approved by the EPA Design for the Environment program. After arriving at abodes, the team customizes treatments by examining each rug for difficult stains and evaluating its age of wear by gauging damage. Cleaning quests begin with a prevacuuming from a Carpet and Rug Institute Green Seal–certified Aerus ProLux commercial vacuum to remove soil and dust. A prespray on high-traffic areas works to remove difficult stains, before a mounted cleaner gives entire carpets a soothing steam bath that will leave them dry within a day. Staff members extirpate any lingering stubborn spots and will even return to re-clean should any visiting fishermen or outdoorsy investment bankers track mud on carpets within the following week.
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.