R&R Rentals equips customers with the machines, tools, and hardware necessary for tackling everything from maintaing yards to carrying out a top-to-bottom home remodeling. R&R's stock of supplies includes tillers, gas-powered thatchers, and sod cutters for landscaping projects, as well as power tools for scaring the dog. Rentals are available on a daily, weekend, weekly, or monthly basis and all equipment can be delivered for an additional charge.
Specializing in carpet, upholstery, and area-rug cleaning, Citywide Cleaning Services' crews trundle up to houses in trucks bearing hefty steam-cleaning machinery. They pretreat problem areas and stains on carpets using Green Cleaning products before unleashing the full piping hot fury of their hot water extraction equipment onto floors, swiftly sucking away grime and stains. Afterwards, carpets can take as little as six hours to dry, through most carpets take 12 hours to dry out, especially those who follow treatment with back to back viewings of Beaches and Steel Magnolias. Using only nontoxic products, Citywide Cleaning Services does its best to ensure that no irritants compromise newly cleaned homes.
Adventure Kids' Passport to Adventure summer camp provides a dynamic, clean, and safe space for kids to engage in fun, creative activities under the supervision of qualified staff. While parents enjoy summer activities such as R-rated movie marathons and voting, tykes from 2.5 to 12 years old are immersed in age-appropriate activities based on weekly themes, including outer-space exploration, under-the-sea voyage, and secret-spy mystery adventure. While at camp, little nostrils sniff pristine Honeywell-filtered air in a secure building, carefully watched over by the first-aid and CPR-certified staff. In addition to the weekly activities, kids can take advantage of the play palace, which is packed with barrels of toys, video-game consoles, and arts and craft supplies for constructing baroque Popsicle-stick busts. Camp hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday–Friday, and camp runs continuously from June 20 to September 2.
Yuen Lui Studio, a family-owned photography business specializing in individual and family portraits and wedding photography, creates visual heirlooms in a tradition of quality it has upheld since 1947. With several area studios available, each boasts a multitude of backdrop options for portraiture sessions, or photographers may take sessions outdoors to add natural scenery to the frame. Wedding and engagement shots come to life under the careful eyes of each photographer as they seize rare moments and trap them in frames to be displayed like trophies from a hunt. High-school, child, baby, and family portraits keep precious memories locked in time for clients, who can peruse an online gallery of their images after their session.
The largest manufacturer and supplier of paints in the Pacific Northwest, Parker Paint enables new-hue-craving customers to roll and brush fresh coats of luscious pigments onto formerly drab and dreary household surfaces. To reinvent interiors, several options await including the semigloss Wall Glow ($34.27/gallon) and the Velva Kolor ($30.59/gallon), with a less-reflective eggshell finish. Parker Paint also carries a selection of weather-scoffing exterior paints, such as the flat-finish Flextron 100 ($33.03/gallon) to help homeowners paint a realistic yet unflattering outdoor mural of the neighbors.