Winner of the 2010 ENERGY STAR Award for Sustained Excellence, Lowe's has been helping customers conserve energy and expletives with home improvement, gardening, and hardware solutions for every budget. With the store's friendly handypeople as their guide, nail-pounding novices and seasoned remodelers alike can outfit their toolbox for any undertaking with more than 6,000 products between $25 and $50. Impress spouses and annoy car-pooling coworkers by ably installing ceiling fans into your car roof. Add lighting fixtures to darkling domiciles, or finally finish your back yard's Super Mario Bros. level with Lowe's garden tools. The store can also mix together a rainbow of hues for painting projects involving dining rooms, nurseries, and sweat lodges. Afterwards, you can clean up the dust with a 6-Gallon HP Wet/dry Shop Vac ($44.97), or rinse off caulk-covered corpuses under the Moen Brushed Nickel 7 Spray Pattern Shower Massager ($49.98). Regardless of your mission, the accommodating staff at Lowe's will offer expert advice for completing your home's improvements.
Serving the North Atlanta area for more than 50 years, 1-800-PLUMBER helps streamline aquatic operations inside homes with a variety of residential plumbing services. Prices vary depending on the scope of the project, which can range from the installation of a toilet seat ($218.23; toilet seat not included) to a major toilet rebuild ($431.23), with many projects falling between $230 and $260. The water-commanding warlocks of 1-800-PLUMBER can clear drain-line blockages and refurbish toilets with new flush-valve flappers ($234.93) or bowl gaskets ($299.89). Using electronic equipment, piping professionals can also locate water pipes that lie hidden underneath yards, or install sewer cameras to suss out sinister root intrusion, grease buildup, and settling. The company provides free estimates and ensures that customers know the complete price before work is performed, as opposed to blindfolding homeowners before showing them printed estimates.
The cleaners at Green Leaf Housekeeping Services take on domestic disrepair armed with vacuums, mops, sponges, and disinfectants. Their thorough services are particularly ideal for clients who need help performing a deep cleanse before moving in or out of a new apartment, home, or crawlspace. Green Leaf Housekeeping Services contributes to charitable organizations, including Hosea Feed The Homeless and Cleaning for a Reason, a nonprofit that offers free housecleanings to women undergoing cancer treatments.
The scrub-savvy cleaners at Maid Simple House Cleaning look even the trickiest jobs squarely in the eye. They dust sky-high shelves, ferret dirt from door jams, hunt down dust bunnies hiding on ceiling fans, and vacuum every carpet, even the magic ones hiding behind the satellite dish. And they do it all armed with a panoply of environmentally friendly products and cleaning supplies. Once inside homes, they conduct a thorough cleaning of living rooms, kitchens, and bathrooms, scrubbing surfaces and vacuuming carpets and upholstery. In bedrooms, the meticulous maids clean bed frames and exchange used linens for fresh new ones.
Signature service: Wildlife nuisance solutions
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Average Duration of Services: 2–4 hours
Brands Used: Leaf Guard
Pro Tip: Long term solutions are the best route to keeping critters out and maintaining quality of your home.
Family patriarch Nordy Rockler opened the doors of his first store in 1954 to supply his fellow craftsmen with knowledge, friendly advice, and a large selection of tools for at-home woodworking projects. Now, the chain of retail outlets brims with more than 20,000 tools and specialized woodworking equipment. Next to a steely rainbow of hinges, casters, and screws, a supply of lumber and exotic hardwoods provides planks for building tree houses or just leaving around as a warning to uncooperative trees. The tenor buzz of power tools operated by newly knowledgeable guests drifts from educational sessions on operating equipment and woodworking.