When perusing Bath Planet's bathroom-idea center, it's easy to see how a few simple upgrades can completely revive an outdated bathroom or make it more easily navigable for the handicapped and elderly. Bath Planet–which has also earned the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval–backs its work with an extensive guarantee that pledges to keep homes clean and work prompt. All products also come with a lifetime warranty as long as homeowner owns the property. To spruce up their living spaces, customers may choose from 1,100 design combinations that capture the look of ceramic tile, granite, and marble without the mess of grout. Once homeowners choose a look, the team can replace a bathtub or convert a tub to a shower with swift treatments that can take as little as one day to install.
Signals populates its website with a plethora of jewelry, clothing, home décor, and kids' items. Outfit bare walls with wall décor, such as flower art made from recycled iron and pressed metal ($34.95). Personalized items, such as an “I Heart” shirt or sweatshirt ($12.95–$41.95), can commemorate your love of freeze-dried ice cream, and a wooden box that emits laughter or applause when opened ($24.95) can show support for a one-person reenactment of an episode of Homicide: Life on the Street.
With the help of a high-powered, 48-inch fan, Clean Air America, Inc.'s truck-mounted vacuum system extracts dust, dirt, and allergens out of ventilation systems at a rate of 16,000 cubic feet of air per minute. To put that in perspective, traditional portable or truck-mounted vacuums muster between 400 and 4,000 cubic feet per minute on a good day. Before each session, technicians send an infrared camera into the ductwork to map out every inch of dust or reveal enclaves of ninjas hiding there. Then they move in with special brushes and scrubbing tools, leaving homes with cleaner air and fewer odors.
Impact Landscaping's owners, Joe Chiera and Micah Posten, have guided homeowners through the full spectrum of landscaping since 1997. They are members of the Ohio Landscape Association and certified technicians. As experienced and credentialed professionals, they keep lawns and gardens healthy and beautiful through services ranging from lawn maintenance to irrigation-system installation and maintenance—including rotors, popups, and sprayheads. The team’s collective green thumb is matched by its handiness with installing hard surfaces, including brick patios, walkways, retaining walls, and any pro wrestler's skull.
The efficiency experts at WeatherKing Heating and Air Conditioning drag domestic climate systems into the digital age with high-tech gadgetry. WeatherKing's techs, armed with meticulous training and science, deploy to homes to help clients work out cost-effective, convenient ways to keep living spaces comfortable. Rather than outright replacing furnaces, air conditioners, or barbecue pits filled with old newspaper, techs take the time to run through options that might include introducing an existing furnace to a touchscreen thermostat that's synced with WiFi to monitor energy output.
The staff also keeps homeowners breathing easy. Duct cleaning seeks out and eradicates mold and allergens stationed in vents, and heat-recovery ventilators purify musty in-home air, redirecting it back into the heating system and recycling up to 84% of otherwise wasted energy. The company’s motto—“We treat you the way we want our own family to be treated”—undergirds each of its services. To this end, dispatchers man phones 24 hours a day, at the ready to send out crews to replace furnaces, subdue burst pipes, or disperse the gang of mermen that have taken over the guest bathroom.
The stain-slaying staff at Mark’s Cleaning Service, with 27 years of carpet-cleaning prowess, extricates grime from fibers without leaving a sticky residue or overwetting shags. During the multistep process, a commercial-strength vacuum first removes dry soil and hidden car keys before a preconditioner loosens dirt and oils. A spot-clean ameliorates stubborn blots such as gum, wax, squid ink, and pet stains, and then a truck-mounted rinse system bathes carpets. Next, an Evolution wand breaks up encrusted crud with gentle agitation. The skilled carpet custodian then targets any lingering stains with a specialty spot cleaner and finishes by blowing carpets dry with a high-powered turbo dryer or by mouth.