When technicians at Plumbing & Heating Doctor, Inc. leave each job, they want plumbing, heating, and other home systems to be running like new. To realize that goal, they upgrade ineffective systems, modernize ancient plumbing, or fix broken bits. They can also help homeowners navigate the rebates and tax credits available for installing energy-efficient systems. Technicians further prove their commitment by remaining on hand 24/7 for emergency services, such as plumbing problems or hot water heaters in need a late-night hug.
State investigator Suzan Armstrong sifts through heaps of paperwork, carefully mulling over government cases. Though her eyes focus on the documents' dense text, her thoughts momentarily drift away to daydreams about erecting a creative haven where people can funnel their imaginations into a slew of colorful crafts. In January of 2007, Suzan's reoccurring daydream materialized when she hung up her investigative briefcase, broke the glass on her emergency paintbrush holder, and opened her own franchise of Color Me Mine—named one of the top 10 places for kids' birthday parties by Parents magazine.
The 1,750-square-foot studio brims with décor and fixtures crafted by its own staff members, including custom-tile floors and a grandfather clock made from shards of shattered pottery. Patrons browse well stocked shelves of ceramic plates, vases, and—thanks to an exclusive partnership with the magic magnate—Disney characters, then garnish their chosen bisques around crafting tables in the main studio or long tables in the private party room. Experienced staff members stand closely by to help with bisque or paint selection and answer any questions about materials, design ideas, or how to emblazon Tinker Bell with a perfect Mona Lisa smile, then glaze and fire each creation to forge a bounty of long-lasting keepsakes.
For more than 13 years, JD Berry—24hr. Arctic Heating, Thawing & Drain Services' licensed, insured, and bonded contractor—has remained ready 24 hours a day, seven days a week to rejuvenate mechanisms in households and businesses. The seasoned serviceman boasts certifications that showcase his impressive experience, and journeys to properties to examine and tweak buildings' vital immune systems, which include electrical wiring, plumbing, heating, water filtration, and tear ducts. On some stops, JD performs a boiler inspection by checking for leaks and ensuring thermostats, zone actuators, and safety functions are up to par. He treks down basement stairs to examine furnaces for heat-exchanger cracks with the aid of a keen eye and a stack of inkblot flash cards. Many services aim to increase overall efficiency and safety in homes and businesses, including water-heater tune-ups, which ascertain the overall health of the unit with the replacement or thorough cleaning of components, including the thermocouple and burners.
Bare Body Laser Spa's team of laser technicians expertly guide Soprano XL and NaturaLase QS devices across skinscapes to rejuvenate and tighten appearances or evict unwanted hair and tattoos. Touted to be as gentle as a hot stone massage, laser hair removal sessions quickly destroy follicles and grafted Chia pets to prevent further regrowth, and tattoo removal sessions fragment ink pigments, allowing the body to fade them from epidermal memory over the course of 6–12 sessions. Time-worn coverings, meanwhile, bask in the therapeutic glow of warm infrared light, which picks up epidermal slack along the body, face, or neck without discomfort or downtime.
Thermax Carpet Care’s Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification–certified technicians begin every carpet-cleaning job by removing loose debris and passing it though a water-filtration system that cleans, removes odor, and purifies the air. Then, with the help of truck-mounted steam extraction systems, they attack entrenched dust mites and allergens without the use of harmful chemicals.
In addition to its staff-administered services, Thermax also rents out easy-to-use, professional-grade equipment for cleaning home carpets or welcome mats within an alien spacecraft.