"We don't say, 'No'—we say, 'Let's go!'"
That's the mantra of Todd Burton and Darin Johnson, who together run Supportive Services of Oregon Inc., a company that helps people either move into new homes or make their current ones look like new. Their services include moving, general maintenance, and house cleaning—no matter how messy a house may be.
Seattle: The Game is an interactive tour that sets friends and family members loose on an exhilarating, knowledge-fueled undertaking guided by text-message clues, trivia, and riddles. Players may explore one or all of the game's three zones, sampling fresh fruit at stalls in Pike Place Market, admiring monuments in historic Pioneer Square, or frowning at all of the Mark Rothko paintings at the Seattle Art Museum. Clues point the way to culinary delights such as Seattle's first bar and flagship Starbucks, and indulge eyes and ears in a chamber filled with porcelain and a record shop frequented by Santana and Eric Clapton. At least one player on the team will need a US cell phone to receive clues, and none of the self-guided tours require previous knowledge of the city. Adventurers play at their own pace—most zones take two–three hours to finish—which allows them to spend more time learning about the city and photographing vibrant fire hydrants for aqua-centric scrapbooks. From the time of activation, Venti Packages give players a year to chase through all three tours.
Maid to Perfection dispatches crisply uniformed dirt banishers to usher in housewide cleanliness on both the micro and macro level, offering general tidying services as well as focused spot-cleaning. Housekeepers can be scheduled for single sessions or on a weekly or monthly basis and heed each homeowner's instructions to the letter by following a detailed service checklist and a helpful trail of bread crumbs as they dust, vacuum, and scour their way from room to room. Specialized cleaners are also on call to rejuvenate downtrodden carpets, clean windows inside and out, or wax and polish hardwood floors.
NW Deck & Fence Restoration specializes in the upkeep and restoration of decks and other wooden surfaces prone to damage in the local, rainy climate. When they're not working on decks, the technicians can often be found pressure-washing home exteriors, a service that can increase a home's value as well as the likelihood that it will be honked at by love-struck RVs. Whether cleaning, waterproofing, painting, or performing more extensive repairs, the team tackles the task and provides a free estimate for all services. NW Deck & Fence Restoration can also power-wash, clean, and seal sidewalks and driveways.
After a disaster occurs in or around your home, mold might be the farthest thing from your mind. But the technicians of 911 Restoration have everything from flood damage to mold prevention covered?all of their recovery services include a mold test as well as a complimentary inspection. These experts remain on call 24 hours a day, and can repair homes after fires, floods, natural disasters, and sewage backup. They also help to protect homes in advance of damage, ferreting out leaks and boarding up windows before dangerous storms or full-scale reenactments of Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds.