The Air Duct Maids' truck may be pink, but it comes armed with serious power. When cleaning homes' air ducts, its truck-mounted equipment generates air pressure to suck out debris akin to sucking liquid from a straw. Once they've finished that step, the technicians—who are certified by the National Air Duct Cleaners Association—send feeding rods through vents to blast out any residual dust with compressed air.
The art-preservation specialists at Adler's Art & Frame furnish masterpiece-seekers and magnum-opus owners with high-quality framed artwork and framing services. Garnish your wall with the snow-sprinkled front lawn of the nation's most famous house with Rod Chase's piece America's Home ($60+), or commemorate your favorite equine barbershop quartet with a picture of Nancy Glazier's Amazing Grays III ($60+), a glimpse of four horses posing in a field for their eponymous album cover. Prices for framing services depend on the size of the artwork and the apparatuses used. Bestow borders upon your favorite family portrait or your cat's kindergarten report card with an 8"x10" custom framing ($88), which includes one mat, conservation glass, and frame, or add another mat for extra memory conservation ($113).
Positivity. Simple as it sounds, it's a central pillar of the philosophy behind Jason Yi's Tae Kwon Do College. At each of the school's five locations, the warm, supportive atmosphere starts with the instructors. Sure, they pass along years of martial arts wisdom, but they also strive to help students–younger ones, especially–realize that having fun doesn't necessarily mean sitting in front of a TV, or arguing the legitimacy of the moon landing with an imaginary friend. Through programs for kids, teens, and even entire families, the college's instructors lead students along a path that builds self-confidence and improves self-defense techniques. Instructors build on these same skills in the college's extracurricular offerings, which include after-school programs, birthday parties, and week-long summer camps.
Scattered across nine states, Mini U Storage's secure facilities make frequent cameos on the reality TV show Storage Wars. At each location, rows of storage units in a vast range of sizes house personal goods, business items, and vehicles. Specialty climate-controlled units can help preserve sensitive heirlooms or souvenirs from historic snowball fights. The Mini U Storage staff further assists clients in the moving process by offering complimentary rental trucks, along with boxes, moving supplies, and locks for purchase.
While most cleaning companies are content to leave floors clean enough to eat off of, the team from Maid American Style strives to leave them safe to eat off of as well. These cleaners wipe away dust with microfiber cloths, polish surfaces with Green Seal–certified products, and use HEPA-filter vacuums to clean up after the kids leave a trail of breadcrumbs to remember how to get to the kitchen. They use green cleaning techniques not only during new baby cleaning services, but also during regular house and commercial cleaning sessions. In addition, Maid American Style's staff can clean carpets and straighten up messes after construction projects or parties.
The restorative experts at Techlab Photo provide a variety of filmy services, including traditional film processing, original prints, slideshows, audio/video transfer, and more. VHS tapes and filmstrips lose quality over time, so prolong their viewing cycle by converting to DVD. Aging photographs can time warp via the image-enhancing touch of Techlab's photo-restoration services, including color correction, contrast adjustment, and cleaning. A variety of high-end services, such as picture-slideshow creation and custom photo-book printing are also available to capture the many souls of life's memories. Pricing varies by project; call for details.