C & D Hardware, a member of the Houston Heights community since 1951, equips home improvers and to-do listers with provisions for projects large and small. Conquer domestic disrepair with supplies spanning 26 different categories, from lawn and garden wares and paint gear to a vast reservoir of plumbing equipment and special gifts. Purify your home's lungs with air-conditioning filters ($1.39–$27.99), or whittle a moving box into a mini cardboard replica of the Taj Mahal with a box knife ($0.59–$11.89). Metal garden bugs ($18.49–$79.99) spruce up lackluster lawns, while patio chairs ($25.99–$149.99) provide an ideal perch for competitive lounging. The helpful cast of C & D employees assists customers with an array of services, including rekeying locks, computer color matching, and blade sharpening.
The intoxicating scent of fresh popcorn; the sweet sensation of a snow cone hitting your tongue; the rush of adrenaline as you spring from the cushy foundation of a bounce house. Kandiland Jumpers supplies all these feelings in the form of party rentals. Snow-cone machines, bounce houses, and popcorn machines are among the whimsical party extras, which the staff will transport to your home and set up before the bash.
An affordable and monumental selection of plush mattresses, sturdy end tables, and stylish home accessories mingle good-naturedly in Ashley Furniture HomeStore’s warehouse. Pick up a Darcy salsa sofa ($349), and use it to accent weekly book-club discussions of Lego Star Wars. Ashley Furniture's wide selection of tables includes the Fletcher accent-table group ($449), which can give any room or teleportation chamber a hint of casual, modern style. Otherwise, two Aaron accent chairs ($249.99 each) add charm to empty corners with their modern picture back frame. Shoppers can also give weary lamps a permanent home with two Pinella nightstands ($169) and augment somnolence with queen mattress sets starting at $399 from household brands such as Sealy and ComforPedic.
The professional cleaners of Blue Bay Window Cleaning apply the same expertise to polishing home windows that they do to shining up the American Bank Center Arena and Convention Center. They also pressure wash the siding and roofs of residential homes and scale high-rise buildings to stunt-double for local superheroes, always priding themselves on being thorough. In addition to window- and pressure-washing services, they also clear out gutters, clean roofs, and caulk commercial properties.
Tom Bray noticed a pattern when he looked at the history of pest control. Many popular products, such as DDT and radioactive fly swatters, were ultimately deemed unsafe and banned. So, when he went into business as The Bug Man, Mr. Bray decided to avoid toxins all together.
The Bug Man's technicians use EcoSmart pesticides for the majority of their services. These toxin-free products block the neurotransmitter receptors in invertebrates, but remain virtually harmless to mammals. This allows the techs to eliminate mosquitoes, ants, and termites without harm to family members or pets—except for that giant grasshopper that works as the butler.
Sky Zone's patented playing courts encourage guests to bounce off trampoline floors and angled walls during a slew of entertaining activities. After lacing up Sky Zone's special shoes, kids and adults can storm the courts for open jump, 3-D dodge ball or sky slam, where jumpers aim basketballs at hanging hoops. For more structured movements, instructors lead SkyRobics classes that can help burn up to 1,000 calories in one hour. Though not included with this Groupon, the facility welcomes groups for birthday parties, corporate events, and burning effigies of Isaac Newton.
Terminix lives out its motto, “power over pests,” by providing extermination services for termites and other common household insects, backed by a comprehensive money-back guarantee. In an initial inspection appointment, certified inspectors scan quarters for warning signs, such as termite-style wood damage and empty black-widow terrariums. Terminix’s primary strategy, viable for most pests, pivots on a liquid defense system applied to the soil that surrounds homes. The liquid coats passing arthropods in pesticide, which they then transmit to their peers. Baited traps supplement the liquid system, luring in bugs from strategic positions near food-filled locales, such as refrigerators and beanbag chairs stuffed with baked beans. Bug banishers can also spray bedbug-infested rooms with Rapid Freeze carbon dioxide, which ices both the bugs and their eggs.