Though its services span two states and Washington, DC, Stand By Flooring Inc. keeps it in the family. In addition to being family owned and operated with 50 years of combined experience, the business shies from subcontractors, employing a uniformed squad of technicians that specializes in hardwood flooring. On visits to residential and commercial lodgings, techs install or restore surfaces to radiate a smooth shine. Household makeovers also encompass tile treatments, carpet cleaning, bathroom remodeling, and custom staircases built as a spiraling homage to pet snails.
The professionally trained instructors at Olney Yoga & Wellness soothingly guide yogis of all skill levels through a variety of stretchy positions in a tranquil atmosphere. The myriad classes include beginner yoga, which covers basic postures and breathing techniques, Vinyasa flow, which helps yogis execute powerful poses, and gentle yoga, during which pupils coddle baby lemurs. The versatile schedule is packed with daily class options from morning to evening, making it easy to schedule a class between hectic bird-watching itineraries and Bonanza reruns. Throughout each class, body-bending students receive personalized attention from instructors as they contort their way across the warm, open-aired studio, replete with lustrous wood floors and stained-glass windows. Although it is recommended that students bring their own yoga mats to class, Olney Yoga offers mat rentals ($1).
For more than 15 years, the techs behind Express Super Dry have been revivifying carpets and upholstery with a patented carbonated solution that uses less water than steam-cleaning techniques. This in turn avoids the soapy residues and soggy rugs that attract dirt, mildew, and mold. Their nontoxic cleaning solution also subdues pet odors and prevents stains from reappearing. When techs finish purifying fibers, they advise owners to let carpets dry for 60 minutes—rather than the days required by steam cleaning or the weeks required by sprinklers—and back their work with a satisfaction guarantee.