American Air Conditioning Company dispatches technicians to homes and offices throughout the Bay area, armed with toolboxes and parts from Carrier, Lennox, and Amana. Staffers repair intricate HVAC systems by appointment and when summoned through a 24-hour emergency hotline. They also enroll systems in a maintenance program for periodic tune-ups. In addition, the staff cleans ducts and installs walk-in coolers and freezers for businesses and homes.
A stained carpet reflects poorly not just on its owner but also on the storm window’s ability to keep out gusts of tropical fruit punch. Keep a neat abode with today's Groupon: for $59, you get two rooms of carpet-cleaning service from Eco Friendly Services (a $159 value).
Carpet-cleaning technicians from Eco Friendly Services wield an arsenal of environmentally friendly, nontoxic cleansing products. In less than one hour, a pair of carpet cleaners scrubs fiber floor coverings throughout two rooms, targeting dirt and stains leftover from the all-clown tackle-football game in the living room. The environmentally friendly products deodorize carpets with a clean citrus scent without overloading floor coverings with dangerous chemicals that endanger children or pets. Afterward, the technicians dry and groom each carpet to make it look as clean and welcoming as the day it was sheared off a wooly mammoth’s back.
Spectrum Home Services' professional grime fighters take an extreme approach to home cleaning, annihilating dust, dirt, and grime from all surfaces. Busy homeowners can hand over the keys to the V8 feather duster with a detailed deep cleaning, extending the powers of the cleaning beyond standard sweep-and-mop routines with grout cleaning, blind dusting and cleaning, and doggy-door spit shining. No crumb is left unsuctioned by a vacuum, and ceiling fans, window frames, and kitchens are subjected to a meticulous wipe-down. During the course of your home's three-hour sudsing session, neglected bathroom chrome fixtures will also receive long-overdue attention with a thorough cleaning and shining.
Far more than an emporium of colorful textile patterns, Urban Burp holds over 5 tons of vintage fabric dating back to the early 20th century, collecting original vintage threads that weave memory and nostalgia into their very fabric. The studio takes its unusual name from the intense experience of recognition that seeing and touching a piece of familiar pattern can bring. "All that emotion has been shoved down into the lower chakras and all of a sudden it takes one piece of fabric to bring you back to that place," owner Electra Skilandat told The San Francisco Chronicle. She continues to elicit that response with bolts of cloth decorated with the floral designs and abstract art of the 1920s, or the bold color mixtures and fractal patterns that were popular in the ‘50s and ‘60s.
Skilandat traces her love affair with textile design back to her childhood in Boston, where her mother lovingly hand-crafted all of her clothes for school and play. Over the years, Electra amassed a collection of over 1,000 bolts of fabric and experience in interior decor. After the death of her only son, she rediscovered her creative instincts, opening the fabric shop with upholstery and drapery services that would precede Urban Burp's stunning display of warp and weft. As guests peruse the studio's ample supply of original vintage pictorial and patterned designs, sewing patterns, and notions, Skilandat unfurls her decades of wisdom during interior decor consultations.
For more than 29 years, the shelves and displays of AFTOSA have brimmed with both popular and hard-to-find art supplies. Specializing in ceramics, AFTOSA's staffers decorate the venue with clay-based works of art from various artists, and offer a variety of products, including ceramic, polymer, and resin, as well as books on ceramic design and tools such as pottery sealants and turntables.
Along with ceramic gear, AFTOSA equips customers with premade wood and metal tile products, glazes, and display products.
Chemical-free products lead deep-cleansing raids upon dirt-infested carpets beneath the seasoned supervision of Mother Nature’s technicians. Eagle-eyed purifiers inspect each room for stains, odors, and obvious traffic patterns, which could be a sign of excess dirt tracked in by shoes or door-to-door dirt salesmen. Furniture takes a rare vacation to an adjacent room as human-friendly compounds pretreat entrenched grime or spots before a hot-water extraction system boils away mold, mildew, and spots. Guided by their noses, customers choose the deodorizer or protector that best befits their home, as floor doctors restore the room’s rightful order, occasionally placing protective pads between the freshly cleaned carpet and grubby-fingered couches.