When youngsters from a nearby school for disabled children visited his old Halloween store in Indianapolis, Don Surenkamp happily walked and wheeled them through the aisles and explained the holiday's traditions. After he relocated to Florida, Don remember those children and created a handicap-accessible haunted house whose proceeds support The Angelus, a group home for cerebral palsy, reports the Tampa Bay Times. What began with a dozen spooky rooms now lures intrepid guests with 25 rooms occupied by skeletons and demons. Spines continue tingling on a haunted hayride down a 1-mile haunted trail and through the outdoor pirated-themed haunt, which includes a spooky 40-foot pirate ship. Don lets the fainter hearted pass through until 8 p.m. with glow sticks in hand to keep away scary monsters, pirates, and photocopies of failed spelling quizzes.
America Carpet & Tile Cleaning's experienced staff members soapily restore dulled and grungy floor-bound surfaces with modern cleaning systems. Fiber refresheners use truck-mounted hot-water extraction systems to remove dirt and other debris from within the carpet, eradicating stains, bacteria, and toddler-hidden mud pies. Carpet cleaners can scour any carpeted room ($0.20 per square foot) or rooms that require heavy furniture to be moved prior to cleaning, including beds, dressers, and to-scale Stonehenge replicas ($0.25 per square foot).
Since the company's founding in 1978, Bay Area Air Conditioning's NATE-certified technicians have installed new air conditioners and restored ailing units. The crew's maintenance offerings include HVAC repairs and tune-ups, as well as air-duct sealing. These services not only keep homes cool, but also may help to reduce monthly expenditures on energy bills and lounge chairs chiseled from blocks of ice. Plus, the state-licensed HVAC contractor keeps technicians on call 24/7 to help clients deal with emergencies.
Clad in oversize glasses, masks, and mustaches on sticks, party guests pile in FaceBooth Time’s spacious booths. Moments later, a Canon DSLR snaps a succession of poses, producing them in high fidelity through a lab-quality printer. From there, guests can immortalize themselves in a keepsake album, post their newly minted photos to Facebook, or turn their strips into the world’s shortest flipbook. Helpful attendants keep the booth in working order, and additions such as photo-strip frames and produced digital slideshows personalize the experience.
When Susan Cantone took over her brother’s carpet-cleaning business in 2003, she dubbed it Cantone II Carpet Cleaning to signify a new beginning. Her daughter, office manager Sonia, has been busy ever since, scheduling appointments for the two-man carpet-cleaning crew, which ousts stains with a rotary machine and dry-foam cleaner. This dry foam penetrates carpet down to the padding to lift stains, and the machine inhales vast amounts of debris and dirt before looking to the side and coughing politely.
Carpets dry in less than two hours, compared to the four hours it takes after steam extraction and the day and a half it takes after soaking rugs in dishwasher detergent. The machine also scours tile and grout, purifies upholstery, and strips and waxes floors.