Tanning booths, pool tables, and video game systems rest alongside the washers and dryers inside Splashers Laundry and Tanning's multitasking paradise, which combines do-it-yourself and drop-off laundry services. Once armed with a self-service wash card, launderers can set-up shop at a front-load Dexter washer and browse photographs of celebrity hampers on the free WiFi. Watch as splotches disappear in a three-load wash ($3.69), or whisk away dust from extended archaeological excavations with an eight-load, 80-pound soak ($8.39). Once clean, garments tumble through express dryer tunnels ($0.25 for seven minutes)—which soften up to 34 pounds of laundry at a time—or head to the regular dryers to clean up to 80 pounds at once ($0.75 for seven minutes). Alternatively, patrons can drop off up to 30 pounds of grimy garb to Splashers' cleansing techs, who will lovingly have it dried, folded, and hugged by a local mom, and ready for pick-up later that day.
Third-generation cleaners Kit and Casey continue a more than 60-year-old family legacy as they meticulously clean clothes and fabrics both large and small. Using environmentally friendly solvents, each item is pre-treated for spots and laundered according to the ironclad edicts of its tag. Shirts are treated with a special enzyme detergent that eats away at body odor and foot stains, whereas an anti-sugaring system protects wedding gowns from beer, champagne, food, and mud-wrestling stains. Casey also takes special care with suede and leather garments, cleaning leather jackets herself. Finished items can be put through a professional presser and are then whisked away to customers via free delivery.
Over the course of their 50 years of business, Apple Cleaners has kept up with the demands of ever-emerging, ever more finicky fabrics. Today, it combines its updated equipment with two types of cleaning solution, granting the flexibility to tackle stains in a full range of fabrics, from wool to cotton to various blends. Eager to show off their quality handiwork, the staff can expedite cleaning orders for next-day and delivery services.
The licensed spine straighteners at Boehmer Chiropractic & Acupuncture, P.C. treat chronic and acute pain with personalized therapeutic treatments. After leafing through magazines in the sunlit waiting room, patients consult with a certified spine expert to get to the root causes of pain or health problems, such as back pain, headaches, or shin splints induced from potato-sack marathons. If needed, x-rays may be taken to shed light on structural or functional issues. Then vertebrates stretch out on black-leather tables for a relief adjustment, which helps realign the spine and the surrounding musculature. During the two needleless acupuncture treatments, certified acupuncturists stimulate muscles with 20- to 60-second jolts of noninvasive electrical impulses while explaining the telekinetic art of needleless cross-stitch. The entire session can take anywhere from 15 to 30 minutes, depending on need, treatments performed, and unexpected shifts to daylight-savings time.