By blasting a combination of solid CO2 pellets and compressed air, the technicians at Advanced Dry Ice Cleaning Solutions safely clean commercial, residential, and industrial surfaces. This dry ice technique, which was initially employed by the aircraft industry, is said to be more effective than power washing and more feasible than dunking your entire house in a bubble bath. Plus, dry ice works safely on everything from electrical components to automotive systems and is able to repair smoke damage, remove grease, and even kill off microscopic invaders such as mold and bacteria. And since the process produces no waste and involves no chemicals, it also packs the added benefit of being environmentally friendly.
Operating year-round since 2008, the certified and insured arboreal experts at Monster Tree Service bring with them solutions for the tree problems that home and business owners face. As experienced tree technicians, or those who play tree technicians on TV, the team safely wields professional equipment to perform a large range of arbor services, such as removing tree limbs left dangling after a storm, grinding down unsightly stumps, and cabling structurally unsound trees. Before revving their chainsaws, the professionals also perform a complete property evaluation to identify potential issues and write up a free estimate for homeowners in a matter of hours.
The skilled technicians at T.S. Heating and Cooling dispatch to homes and businesses to ensure their heating and cooling equipment keeps interiors comfortable year round. They prepare homes for summertime with air-conditioning repairs or tune-ups that fill units with freon and trays of ice cubes. During chilly months, they make sure furnaces keep things snug and safe by inspecting for leaks. The team also upgrades homes to new equipment with full installation.
Radon gas has no odor or color, but it can't escape the nose of Patrick Otterson, a certified radon tester and mitigation expert with more than 25 years of experience. He tests homes' air for presence of the gas—which can damage lung tissue and lead to lung cancer—and devises solutions to reduce or remove it. To do so, he fits buildings with active soil depressurization systems designed to keep radon at bay while maintaining the aesthetic appearance of the structure.
uBreakiFix CEO Justin Wetherill spoke with Groupon about the importance of protecting your smartphone and the challenges of fixing a phone that has been dropped into a deep fryer.
On the worst thing you can do after cracking your smartphone?s glass screen
?Don?t just put it into your pocket and continue to use it,? Wetherill says. The broken glass can actually cause serious damage to the phone?s inner components and turn a relatively simple fix into a costly repair job.
On the repair process
"Look, this is something we do every day," Wetherill says. "You are not the first person to break a phone.? Collectively, uBreakiFix's highly trained technicians repair more than 20,000 devices a month, drawing from a library of high-quality parts that are tested twice before they ever get used in a repair service. Free diagnostics are a staple at all uBreakiFix locations, so customers understand the problem before any work is done.
On growing his business
uBreakiFix began as a business based out of Wetherill?s living room, and it now boasts more than 60 locations nationwide. ?We are proof that the American dream is alive,? he says.
On unusual repair jobs
Wetherill remembers one fast-food employee who dropped her phone into a restaurant?s deep fryer. ?It smelled pretty bad,? he said; however, the repairs were successful. Another customer lost his phone in a cement mixer. After some serious effort, the technicians were able to safely recover all of the important data, but the phone died a few hours later. As Wetherill pointed out, ?it did go through a cement mixer.? Some miracles just aren?t meant to be.
On the importance of a one-day turnaround time
Repairs at uBreakiFix?s store locations can often take as little as an hour, according to Wetherill. This is a critical part of the shops' focus?something Wetherill personally understands. If forced to choose between spending the weekend without his smartphone or his left arm, he jokes that he would pick the arm. ?Of course, this is assuming that there wouldn?t be any pain,? he laughs.