Teams money-saving savants at the home-improvement company draw from more than 20 years of construction and renovation experience to streamline energy efficiency in local homes. The handymen specialize in ferreting out sources of wasted energy—typically drafty or poorly insulated attics, roofs, and secret passages to underground bat caves. After assessing homes and energy bills, the team applies architectural science to determine how better to distribute heating or cooling. Simple procedures can dramatically reduce bills and conserve resources; an energy barrier, for instance, operates like a thermos, keeping heated rooms warm in the winter and air-conditioned rooms cool in the summer. Many of its services qualify homeowners for tax credits, which the expert staff will explain in depth.
The husband-and-wife team behind Sweet Dreams Mattress Furniture, Greg and Katy Law, stock their space with a simple goal in mind: to help their customers get a great night's sleep. Plush pillow-top and memory-foam mattresses line their show room, inviting visitors to kick their feet up and find the mattress that best suits their needs. The shop?s preferred mattress brands?including Tempur-Pedic, Serta, Simmons, and Southerland?design mattresses for a variety of sleep styles and preferences. Firm mattresses lend extra back support, and pillow-top mattresses cradle bodies with the softness of a grandmother cloud. Around the shop, bedroom sets, futons, linens, and pillows tempt a one-stop redecoration, which the store's own crew will promptly deliver to homes.
When heavy rains cause leaks or when winds make off with shingles, Spot On Roofers repairs the damage quickly and with quality products. Those products include Tamko laminated asphalt, shake, slate, and energy-efficient shingles, among others. The expert roofers also apply underlays, moisture guards, and waterproofing materials to further fortify house hats. To round out their services, they can clear out clogged gutters and inspect roofs for damage or potential problems.
The carpet technicians at Revive Carpet Cleaning disdain wet, soggy carpeting. For one thing, wet carpets can’t be walked on. You have to wait until they dry, which could take hours—hours that could otherwise be spent break dancing or eating off the floor. For another thing, once a stain in the carpet has been obliterated with wet or steam cleaning, it often reappears days later. This cruel magic trick is due to wicking; as the carpet dries, the fibers draw up the stain, just like a lantern wick draws up kerosene.
The Revive team eschews these hazards of wet carpet cleaning by using an organic, biodegradable powder that keeps carpets dry as it cleans. A technician spritzes carpets with a prespray before sprinkling on the orange-scented powder, which is safe for children and pets. Next, a powerful rotating brush works the powder into carpet fibers, aiming to break apart dirt, oil, and grease. A finishing vacuum gathers up the loosened grime, leaving carpets clean and free of chemicals.