Most of K Komfort's technicians and engineers draw on more than a quarter-century of experience in improving indoor air quality and lowering energy bills. Having witnessed the evolution of heating and cooling technology, the crew deftly repairs old furnaces and installs efficient, new air-conditioner systems with techniques learned in NARI continuing-education programs. HEPA-approved equipment clears ductwork of pesky particles that cause asthma, allergies, and dinnertime interruptions by nuclear physicists, and filtration systems help maintain fresh air once technicians are out of the picture. Their preferred brand is Carrier, but the service truck is stocked with a library of parts from other manufacturers so maintenance often can be completed in one visit.
The technicians at O & W Heating and Cooling LLC keep homes from transforming into desolate tundra or deserts in the winter and summer by maintaining heating and cooling systems of all brands. As dealers of Payne, Crown, and Rinnai systems, the team can also outfit unequipped homes with the furnaces, boilers, and water heaters necessary to not only keep rooms comfy in the winter months but to allow customers to transform their living room into a sauna. Not content to dabble only in the heating and cooling arts, techs also handle plumbing, refrigeration, and appliance repair, allowing homeowners to keep their toasters working and their nonworking toasters feeling ashamed of themselves.
Will Allen has worn many hats in his lifetime. The son of a sharecropper, he founded his urban farming foundation Growing Power in 1993 after a brief career in professional basketball, going on to earn a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship and a spot on Time magazine's Top 100 of 2010 list. From Milwaukee to Chicago, his city farms thrive, tended by a volunteer team of all ages who gain the all-too-uncommon satisfaction of knowing the "who, when, where, and how" of their vegetables’ origins. Besides providing the seeds, tools, and educational resources to green the thumbs of any willing student, the farms also foster community bonds by filling the pantries of select local restaurants and locavore squirrels.
As Cream City Carpet Cleaning's technicians erase muddy footprints, they minimize their ecological footprint. They accomplish this by employing eco-friendly stain busters on every project, whether fluffing carpets or restoring upholstery. Technicians cleanse fabrics with truck-mounted steam equipment and extract residual water with potent vacuums and jumbo crazy straws. Crews can also purge allergens from air ducts and restore damaged flooring.
The IICRC-certified technicians of Big Daddy's Carpet Cleaning know how to tweak their cleaning plan for each carpet and rug they treat. They're committed to reducing the company's environmental footprint and protecting the health of the families they serve. To this end, they implement eco-friendly techniques whenever possible, such as using environmentally safe solutions or reminding the vacuum that it should really recycle the dust bunnies' little beer cans.
If all the world's carpets developed the intelligence to clean themselves, Big Daddy's technicians would still have plenty to do, as they also specialize in air ducts, upholstery, tile, and grout. They handle water damage, too, and eliminate pet odors with a special formula that's toxic only to the smelly bacteria it gobbles up for lunch.
American Heritage Fireplace's chimney technicians scour soot and finesse flues to leave home heaters clean and free of excessive soot and creosote build up. After arriving at abodes, an experienced sweep performs a visual inspection of the chimney interior and exterior, as well as any connected fireplace or wood stove. Then they’ll prep the work area to corral dust and debris and manually scrub Santa chutes with a brush perched atop a graphite rod. The sweeping process ferrets out ash, creosote, and minor clogs, such as bird nests, squirrel nests, and licorice-rope nests; an industrial vacuum devours the falling particles.