Frank's Window Cleaning is the answer to all your exterior and interior window maintenance. We provide a wide array of professional cleaning services including residential and commercial window cleaning. We have the experience and expertise to accomplish jobs of all types in an efficient and professional manner.
Before coating walls with a new color, you might wonder what is actually in that can of paint. Check out Groupon?s guide to latex to learn how much is really on your walls.
What is latex? In fact, there are two meanings, and both are important to fully understand latex paint and other products derived from it. In one sense, latex is a sticky, milk-white emulsion?comprising fats, gum resins, waxes, and occasionally poisons suspended in water?produced by about 10% of flowering plants, most likely as a defense against animals and hungry botanists. (Snap open a dandelion stem to see one form.) The most commercially friendly form of latex is Hevea braziliensis, commonly known as the rubber tree. By creating a sloping cut in the plant?s bark, farmers harvest the liquid and treat it with heat and sulfur to transform it into a strong, flexible, long-lasting rubbery material used in everything from balloons to medical equipment. This is also the substance that people with latex allergies can?t tolerate.
In the United States, latex also refers to any fine dispersion of rubber or synthetic plastic particles in a solution of water. Though the latex that comes out of plants fits this definition, not everything that falls into this category comes out of plants. In fact, latex paint is actually a water-based solution of synthetic materials such as vinyl acetate and acrylates. Since the paint contains no plant-based latex, it won?t upset anyone?s allergies, unless they?re also allergic to that shade of mauve. People commonly use it in place of oil-based paints due to its quick drying speed, superior opacity, easy cleanup, and reduced flammability, but it does have limitations. For instance, water-based paints typically don?t adhere well to glossy surfaces and can cause bare steel to rust.
Before Amazonian rubber trees caught the eye of Western explorers in the 1700s, early Mesoamerican tribes had already discovered the possibility of the substance. They created balls from the dried rubber for a traditional game, coated headwear in it, and even created waterproof shoes, shaping footwear around their feet and peeling it off when dry.
It can be tough to find a reputable handyman to fix things around the house, which is why ClubLocal has done its best to make that task as easy as online shopping. Members need only pull up the sleek ClubLocal web app and schedule their service, which can range from appliance repair and carpet cleaning to pest control, car detailing, and plumbing. Being a member doesn't cost anything, but it does grant the clout that only club membership can provide, leading to special discounts, service guarantees, and admission into secret tree houses.
It's also much safer than searching for technicians yourself. That's because ClubLocal pre-screens their professionals by checking their licenses and certifications, and making sure they have solid online reputations and squeaky-clean backgrounds. Once you've chosen and scheduled your all-star technician, you'll get updates about their estimated time of arrival on the ClubLocal app. When your service is complete, ClubLocal backs it with a guarantee?if anything goes wrong, they'll do what it takes to make it right.
Searching for a plumber, electrician, or pest-control professional can feel like an exercise in blind faith. If you aren't experienced in the kind of repairs you need, how can you be certain that the person you're hiring is? And if things do go wrong, what can you do besides write a bad review? Without a single entity to hold technicians accountable, you might as well be throwing darts at a phonebook.
That's where ClubLocal comes in. By connecting with local handyfolks and submitting each professional to a rigorous screening, it can ensure that home repairs are done efficiently and effectively. ClubLocal also get its technicians to agree to a discounted price beforehand, so you can be sure you aren't overpaying. These days, everything can be done online or through a smartphone app, from booking the appointment to paying to ordering a pizza to celebrate afterward.
13 is a lucky number for the IICRC-certified technicians at Gold Star Services. That's how many steps are in the company's signature carpet cleaning treatment. Using portable or truck mounted equipment, the uniformed crew combines hot steam cleaning with various kid- and pet-friendly solutions. The technicians remove stains and dirt, though their system doesn't just serve an aesthetic purpose. The technicians pay similar attention to upholstery, area rugs, and anyone who likes to wear a rug as a superhero cape.
The thoroughness of these cleanings comes from Gold Star Services' extensive training programs. All cleaners take ongoing courses in areas such as safety awareness and state and federal disposal regulations.
Have you ever heard of a window-tinting competition? The team from Culver City Ultimate Window Tinting traveled all the way to Las Vegas to participate in one, showing off the skills that enable them to tint windows in just under an hour, when most of the regular guys need three. They don't skimp on quality either; each of their films has a lifetime warranty and is selected because it keeps car interiors cool while shielding against harmful UV rays. As if the one-hour turn around wasn't convenient enough, clients can also schedule an appointment with the shop's mobile service, during which, techs will travel to the car, instead of vice-versa.