One sunny day, Rob Kelley's kids did something characteristically adorable: they decided to make juice from berries they'd picked in the fields. Not so adorably, they spilled the pitcher of just-smashed berries all over one of his dining-room chairs, and the dark purple juice spread across the upholstery. Luckily for the kids, their father owns Sweet's Chem-Dry, and after a session with the company's hot carbonating extraction system, all evidence of the accident disappeared. Kelley documented his success in a small Facebook album.
His team employs the same carbonation system, along with a green, nontoxic cleanser, to lift dirt and debris from carpets, area rugs, and car interiors. Propelled by a truck-mounted machine, the system's microscopic bubbles delve deep into fibers to push grime to the surface, where hot-water extraction flushes it away. Since this system does not leave residue the way cleaning a carpet traditionally or just letting the birds have at it does, carpets stay clean longer. Fabrics dry in up to two hours, and optional protectant shields carpets and upholstery from future stains.
In repairing and installing furnaces, air conditioners, and air-filtration systems, technicians on the 24/7 Heating & Cooling team are helping keep homes' air comfortable and clean. But when clients enlist the team's services, they're directly contributing to helping a disadvantaged family stay warm this winter by becoming part of the shop's free furnace program. This dedication to their work and community informs every repair, replacement, and tune-up they perform, which is why homeowners rely on 24/7 when the seasons change or they get a garden-gnome infestation in the vents.
GARDEN POTS, PLANTERS, FOUNTAINS & POTTERY... At Dragon Gardens Northwest we design, import and sell high quality, home and garden products that provide our customers with a purchasing experience that is simple, convenient and economical.
BedMart furnishes restful sleep with an arsenal of slumber-inducing mattress sets. The solid support of King Koil’s Arlington model ($779.95–$1,199.95) relieves bodies of the aches accrued from overworking pressure points and napping in ball pits, and Serta’s Perfect Sleeper Arborwood ($979.95–$1,399.95) a memory-foam mattress that cradles snoozers with detachable arms. Three comfort options for Five Star Mattress’s Stanwyck ($479.95–$799.95) can accommodate sleepers of all persuasions, from the hibernation-ready extra firm to the fluffy pillow top.
Nikis Cleaning Services dispatches teams of techs to homes, offices, banks, and medical facilities to get them as spotless as the day they sprouted from the ground. Under the watchful gaze of an experienced supervisor, they polish surfaces with cotton and microfiber cloths and child-safe, nontoxic cleaners that remove dust and allergens. During their weekly and monthly cleanings, they happily honor special requests to pay extra attention to important areas and perform tasks unique to each business or home.
Although most chefs have their own unique style of peeling, dicing, and julienning veggies, they all have one thing in common: they each require precise, sharp knives. At Excalibur Cutlery and Gifts, the staff ensures that tools remain as close to their factory condition as possible. During sharpening services, a water-cooled belt system and buffing wheels restore a piercing blade while removing a minimal amount of steel. They can sharpen kitchen, pocket, and hunting knives, as well as dull scissors and razors.
The shop also stocks premium models of nearly every edge they sharpen. The cutlery department stocks German-made Wusthof and Henckels, Swiss-made Forschner, and Oregon-grown Kershaw knives. Ideal for camping trips, pocket knives come in both blade and multitool varieties. More genteel wares include manicure sets and old-fashioned shaving kits. Excalibur also boasts a collection of swords for the collector or CEO whose business suit needs extra panache.