At Almaden Valley Window Washing, a small, family-run business operating for more than three decades, technicians use only child- and pet-safe cleaning products to oust gunk from homes' interiors and exteriors. Grime fighters free windows of light-blocking filth and relieve gutters of accumulated foliage or broomstick fibers dropped by migrating witches. The handy team can also refurbish houses' insides with home repairs or remodeling. Always attuned to homeowner's satisfaction, the company's landscape architects use meticulous techniques when coiffing hedges, installing gutter protectors, or painting decks with glow-in-the-dark bull's eyes for arriving UFOs.
With spring spreading like a bag of spilled gravy, now is the ideal time to throw open the windows and get home-care projects underway. Pick up a Stanley six-piece screwdriver set for $6.99, a VPT rip hammer for $8.49, and a whole bunch of screws, anchors, and bolts (prices vary), and you'll be ready to finally mount every buffalo nickel and steel penny in your coin collection. Illuminate the newfound décor with a 12-pack of Ace light bulbs ($21.48), the better to see by as you make use of a Purdy four-piece premium paint-tray kit ($19.99). If you need to match paint to a favorite coverlet or choose a hue that complements a pleather recliner, each store offers a paint-matching service free of charge. Get keys made for $1.99 a pop, or clean a barnacle-encrusted carpet with the help of a carpet-cleaning machine ($30 a day to rent).
For more than three decades, the automotive and glassware specialists at Mr. Tint have beautified and protected cars, boats, and buildings with masterfully cut and installed tinting films. Sophisticated computer programs create exact patterns for windows on more than 1,500 different vehicle models, creating a perfect fit for films that block UV exposure and glare while keeping the interior of the car cool and free of embarrassing tan lines. The versatile technicians also specialize in shielding residential and commercial building windows with protective coats of tinting and safety films, which prevent cooling costs from spiraling out of control and glass panes from shattering into dangerous shards. The techs can also customize autos with Clear Bra protective layers that help drivers maintain their spotless paint, vehicle wraps that include vinyl logos and advertising, and colored smoke films for headlights and taillights.
Gold Star Property Services, L.L.C. gussies up residential and commercial properties throughout the entire state of California, performing everything from cleaning and maintenance to real-estate and handyman services. When clients opt for custom housecleaning sessions, licensed and insured technicians sweep through homes with vacuums and mops, sanitize countertops, and dust surfaces. They also remove junk and debris before moves or after spring cleanings and descend on residences to perform minor repairs, such as changing light bulbs and re-wiring robot butlers. Homes in need of a paint job can call on Gold Star to slap on a fresh coat of matte or glossy color.
Elite Carpet Care's bright white truck can be spotted on streets across the Bay Area, en route to households with carpets that have been stained by the foot traffic of family members and grape stompers. When the van arrives at its destination, a team of licensed and insured specialists leap out, armed with five years of carpet-cleaning experience and powerful, nontoxic cleaning products. Using their advanced truck-mounted steam cleaner, they cleanse rugs and upholstery of dirt and stains.
The licensed and bonded craftsmen at Athena Maintenance & Construction approach every repair and maintenance job with a fresh perspective. They know every home is different, which is why they take time assessing each painting project, window replacement, electrical repair, and carpentry job before quoting an estimate. The benefit of this extra care not only shows in the quality of the labor, but it also keeps expenses within the client's budget.