Owner Craig Martin views a yard as a living canvas. He and his team maintain and cultivate grounds with landscaping services such as lawn mowing, gardening, and gnome shoeshines. They also care for the nonliving parts such as decks, fences, and walkways with pressure washing treatments.
Vacuums Etc. keeps carpets meticulously scuzz-free with a slate of high-end vacuum cleaners and supplies as well as exemplary service and repairs. Suck up dust, mites, and motes in mites’ eyes with one of Vacuums Etc.’s dealer-exclusive models ($70–$1200). Models such as the Carpet Pro ($250) or a Riccar Supralite ($309) banish dust bunnies, and the American-made Riccar Brilliance ($899) gets rid of filth while bearing a 15-year warranty. Steeds of suction come with a 24-hour trial period in which customers can test out their selection at home. Not just a place to bag a motor-driven windbag, Vacuums Etc. includes an additional two-year service guarantee on vacuum purchases for any item not included in the manufacturer’s warranty.
AdvancePro Carpet Cleaning emerged more than a quarter of a century ago as a result of the owners' dissatisfaction with the day’s carpet-cleaning procedures. To develop a more-sophisticated and thorough method of cleaning, they practiced various techniques on their own carpets. They concluded that much of the mildew in carpets comes from moisture, which originates in homes’ crawl spaces. As a result, AdvancePro technicians expunge dirt and stains from deep within fibers and also spend time in crawl spaces, where they track down sources of moisture that can draw mold, mildew, and parched dust bunnies to carpets.
Adornment diviner Rebecca Howser applies an artistic mind's eye to living spaces of every sort. Homesteaders can seek style counsel during in-office meetings or invite Howser to their homes for a hands-on examination of each room's requirements. Howser summons design know-how to craft decorating schemes that fit within each individual budget. Refurbish staid rec rooms, give kitchens new culinary pop, and clean up living rooms marred by dust-bunny graffiti artists. Appointment times are flexible, with convenient scheduling slots available for even the busiest of bedroom bedeckers.
As the Bobcats and Pistons warm up their anti-grav tendons and sneaker squeaks for the 2010 NBA season with a preseason game, they're sure to delight fans with deft dribbles, rim-rattling body dunks, and delicious cherry turnovers. Your angled view of the court from seating sections 102–103, 107–108, 111–112, or 116–117 will provide unobstructed vantage points of the basketballers below as they sweat up their skivvies while making tricky behind-the-back punts, scoring quadruple point power-ups, and occasionally unlocking multi-ball mode.