For the last decade, the professionals at Steam-Out have harnessed their elbows' best greases to cleanse residential and commercial carpets of grime caused by general wear, mold, and flooding. Insured and bonded, the company ensures top-quality carpet-cleaning services by employing heavy-duty steamers and an experienced staff. If you're concerned that having only three of your home's floor furs scrubbed and fluffed will cause room rivalry, elect to have extra rooms treated for an additional cost of $15 each. For 50% off the normal price, you can also defeat stains' staying power with a Scotchgard application. Fully prepare your digs for house guests or hosting the Channel Surfing Olympics by treating furniture to a bath with 40% off upholstery cleaning.
Standard Furniture traces its origins back to 1912, when a local family began traveling through Birmingham, peddling fine household furniture out of a wagon. Four generations later, the business has blossomed into 13 retail stores throughout Alabama and Tennessee, and its century-long commitment to quality furniture and customer service won it the Alabama Retail Association’s Silver Award as one of the Retailers of the Year in 2011. Each gallery abounds with bedroom, living-room, and dining-room furniture from top designers such as Lane, along with mattresses in a range of shapes and styles from brands such as Tempur-Pedic, Serta, and Jamison. At each location, a knowledgeable staff awaits to offer design counsel, suggesting pieces that best suit a household’s style or will hold up against a disobedient pet woodchuck.
Since 1947, family-owned Foote Brothers Furniture has decorated dwellings with a selection of sofas, recliners, bedroom sets, and tables. Make over homely homes with a King Hickory sofa ($1,769), perfect for kicking back during audiences with insubordinate serfs. Pair Denney lamps ($169) with a Null lamp table ($159) to introduce artful accents, or relax regally in a leather La-Z-Boy recliner ($1,199). Other offerings include a Hammary Sutton cocktail table ($199), a Butler accent table ($369), and a Best accent chair ($509).
Owners Trey and Kellie Robbins tap a decade’s worth of experience to lead their team of trained technicians in keeping clients’ air conditioners and heating systems in tip-top shape. Acme Air Systems provides temperature-control solutions for year-round weather, selling and installing systems such as air conditioners and coal-powered mugs of cocoa. To keep homes energy efficient and allergen free, the team of pros boasts rigorous training in the inspection, maintenance, and repair of a sprawling array of HVAC makes and models. With its 24-hour schedule, emergency repair service keeps even insomniac furnaces feeling healthy.
The team at Fairway Turf and Pest ensures that yards are kept immune to invasions by uninvited organisms. The technicians' services begin with a complimentary lawn and pest analysis, which allows them to identify the presence of weeds and unwanted critters such as ants and mosquitoes. Once the issues have been nailed down, the certified operators effectively eliminate the creepy-crawly or unsightly intruders by applying targeted solutions chosen because they are more environmentally friendly than typical pesticides and herbicides.
Since 1977, Alabama Professional Services has safeguarded homes against maladies that range from encroaching pests to damaged crawlspaces. Its licensed pest experts fend off critters such as ants, fleas, and rodents with an arsenal of baits, sprays, and traps. Using Sentricon or Termidor systems, they can even eradicate persistent termite colonies that would otherwise structurally damage homes or eat visitors’ wooden elbows.
The company’s home-improvement services extend beyond pest removal; with the CleanSpace crawlspace system, techs can reduce the humidity that causes mold to flourish. Their foundation leveling stabilizes homes, and their patio and fence installations save DIYers from a frequent fate: a patio built atop a quivering, bottomless pit.