Red and orange splotches undulate across the surface of a canvas, sprawling across the sea of deep blue hues and ridges of rainbow colors that rise from the frame. This isn't a description of a striking modern painting but of a photograph of a soft drink. The photograph, taken with a powerful photomicroscope, magnifies the fluid beyond recognition, capturing its starkly beautiful microscopic crystal structures. Tropical fruit, beer, coffee, and pharmaceutical products all get similar treatments in Unleashed Visions' series of abstract and undoctored prints. Each visual exploration yields equally beautiful results, with the crystals, colors, and tiny Sasquatches appearing exactly as they do under a microscope.
The expert technicians from USA Air Care keep households running smoothly by ridding air ducts, dryer vents, and chimney flues of pesky debris. Homeowners can freshen up their interior air with an air-duct cleanup, which includes a full scrub down of the HVAC unit and an application of a disinfectant to eliminate airborne pollutants such as bacteria, fungi, and viruses.
The dryer-vent and chimney cleaning services also seek to look after homeowners by preventing household fires. These can be caused by accumulated lint in a dryer vent or soot and creosote deposits. In addition to safer homes, homeowners get more efficient household systems and as a result, reduced energy bills.
The staff at Zoots Dry Cleaning extracts stains and stress by pairing eco-friendly dry-cleaning services with the convenience of extended evening and Sunday hours, 24-hour drop-off and pickup services (available at most locations), and an automated drive-thru system. Team members clean clothes, draperies, bedding, and rugs with a biodegradable solvent as opposed to harsh PERC chemicals, and some staff are trained to expertly excise stains from the delicate lace and beadwork of bridal-gown bodices. Most stores also have a tailor on location who is able to alter ensembles in a snap. Customers get e-mail notifications when orders are ready or they can download a smartphone app to keep a close eye on the status of their dirty laundry.
Andrea Rajotte started out not as a housecleaner but as a pet-sitter. She gained the confidence of her customers, though, and they began to ask her if she'd help them with housecleaning as well. Now, during appointments, she undertakes tasks that range from scrubbing sinks and toilets to polishing picture frames, knickknacks, or trophies for being the shiniest person in a bowling league. She generally uses the supplies already in each customer’s cabinets, sparing homeowners from dealing with unfamiliar chemicals and scents.
Air Fresh Cleaning Systems’ trained technicians never stick to one carpet-cleaning method because they know that each carpet comes with its own cleaning requirements and challenges. That's why they wait until they've examined it in person—until they've seen if it’s berber or plush or if it has pet stains or an allergy to water—to decide how to tailor the cleaning process.
Still, in their 24 years of experience, the technicians have found that the majority of customers prefer a low-moisture cleaning method to expunge carpet fibers of dirt and grime. Unlike traditional steam cleaning, this method uses 95% less water, doesn't require shampoo, and allows the carpet to dry in 1–2 hours, ensuring customers can get back to nuzzling floor fibers as soon as possible.
Worcester Photo Studios unveils a picture-snapping emporium to customers and photographers alike. Inside the 10,000-square-foot facility, a dozen shooting areas surround sessions in a wide range of settings, and mammoth bay doors grant access to larger-than-life props, such as cars, boats, and scale replicas of downtown Worcester. For shutterbugs lacking their own home base, the studio offers a membership program that includes use of its spaces; in the future, the studio plans to install a classroom, salon-style stations, and a kitchen set, complete with fully functioning appliances and a fully functioning Emeril Lagasse.