With more than 29 years of vice-clamping and drip-drying experience, husband and wife team Johnny and Terri Ciampoli oversee the fast and friendly water wards of TCP. TCP tackles a plethora of home-plumbing issues, and Groupon holders can indulge in its sage services for general-plumbing inspection and labor ($81/hour Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.) or get on-site estimates for larger remodeling projects (verbal estimates given for jobs under $500). No matter what the service, TCP will deftly maneuver to return toilets, tubs, and aqueducts to their pristine and clean-piped existence.
Emory Plumbing's licensed technicians repair and refresh residential waterworks as they carry on a 67-year tradition of prompt, reliable service. During a 60-minute session, wrench-wielders can diagnose and doctor a variety of problems such as leaky faucets, faulty toilets, and gossipy water coolers. With a fixed-up filtration system, homeowners can enjoy pure, unsullied water, ideal for laundering Princess Leia costumes.
At WC Heating & Air Conditioning, licensed, certified HVAC technicians bolster the quality and comfort of interior environments with life-extending tune-ups, repairs, and professional AC and furnace installation. Hardworking servicefolk arrive at residences or businesses to courteously see to the needs of precious climate-control systems, quizzing pilot lights with extensive safety inspections or clearing dust and the previous owner's candy-bar stash from ducts and vents to increase efficiency. In addition to maintaining complex climate-moderation equipment, workers install state-of-the-art air purification and filtration systems and minimize energy waste with attic insulation.
Spiced Bamboo's personal chef guides groups through two-hour cooking classes that demonstrate how to prepare two customized courses step-by-step. Clients contact the epicurean educator to schedule a class and discuss the desired cuisine, which can include dishes from the chef's specialty menu or more personalized fare, such as a turducken filled with peanut butter. Foursomes can learn to sear scallops for a spinach salad drizzled with pomegranate vinaigrette and peppered with jicama, dried blueberries, and macadamia nuts, or explore meaty entrees such as the Vietnamese caramel pork with coconut-infused jasmine rice and spicy asparagus. Vegetarian-friendly options are also available, and, for an additional fee, culinary companions can transform gourmet menu items such as lobster into plates of creamy ravioli with sea-urchin sauce.
Inspections from United’s cadre of experienced technicians keep domestic climates even keeled and heating bills down. Experts first delve into the ducts, checking for breaks or clogging before examining the flue to ascertain proper alignment and evict squatting chimney sweeps. Inspections then turn to the heater, checking the flame and soot for signs that burners are out of whack. Techs check blower belts before finishing up the job by cleaning or replacing the furnace filter and cleansing the burner area of all lint and dust, preventing accidental fires and cutting off the food supply of basement-dwelling fire breathers.
Fully licensed, insured, and certified by the state of California, the technicians from United Plumbing Heating Air & Electric keep household systems in proper operation through their array of residential services. Leaky faucets, rickety ceiling fans, and winded air conditioners return to full functionality after attention from the talented team—each members of the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Association. Homeowners can also take advantage of free estimates on any service and can even call up the outfit’s customer-care department at any hour of the day to request emergency service.