The master HVAC technicians at Acme Heating & Air Conditioning examine and adjust furnaces to ensure they meet the standards for Questar Gas' Green Sticker Program. Since natural-gas formulas change based on factors such as altitude, gas-burning appliances need to be updated and taught to safely consume au courant fuel cocktails or risk emitting malevolent levels of carbon monoxide. A skilled tech inspects, and possibly resizes, the furnace's burner hole and calibrates the manifold pressure to promote proper mingling of air and gas. When all is right with the system, the natural gas burns away completely leaving no remnants to roam the house planting whoopee cushions under the welcome mat.
Amid the royal-blue walls and black-and-white décor of Phone Restore’s electronics laboratory, skilled device technicians perform artful display facelifts on a range of gadgets. After drop-off, the specialists employ meticulous smoothing techniques to rid Apple-device screens of nicks, scratches, and unsightly rotary-dial growths. The store’s inventory of phone accessories—such as Skullcandy brand phone cases ($15–$40)—keep devices polished and protected. Patrons can also commission a screen repair for a Samsung, Motorola, or Android phone ($59–$139), or fix a water-damaged handheld after a GPS-enhanced bout of marco polo in the pool.
Wade Martin, founder of Green Solutions Cleaning, oversees bonded and insured technicians who converge their cleaning prowess on carpets with one goal in mind: to evict stains and dirt from carpets while protecting the environment with Green Seal–certified organic carpet-cleaning products. Green-cleaning services have expanded to cover air ducts, grout, tile, and furniture. Before technicians restore carpets or tiles, they conduct a free consultation with clients, estimating the cost of any job and of gasoline on the moon.
Since 1989, the staff of Zephyr Clean Air has helped maintain clean air and efficient venting systems in residential homes and commercial businesses. Through complimentary home evaluations, the technicians identify individual heating and cooling issues before dreaming up solutions to eliminate pollutants and conserve energy. With special equipment such as germicidal UV lights, electrostatic filters, and HEPA-filter negative-airflow machines, Zephyr develops maintenance plans to suit the needs of each system. In addition, the company puts homeowners at ease with a 60-day guarantee on labor, parts, and slow-cooker recipes.
The technicians from Royal Ducts and Cleaning Services have a mission to do more than just wipe the dust and dirt out of dryer vents—they want to keep clients' lungs healthy. Allergens caused by dust, mold, and mildew build up inside vents and often get dispersed into the air. The particles inhaled can cause breathing problems, just like blowing up enough balloon animals to build a farm. To prevent this, the team at Royal Ducts hand washes register covers and thoroughly cleans the insides of each vent. Baseboard cleaning services are also available.
Clean Green?s crisply uniformed technicians clean carpets and air ducts throughout the Wasatch Front area. Equipped with truck-mounted units and driven by dreams of decimated dust creatures, the bonded and insured crews follow a detailed schedule. First, they prep areas by moving light furniture and pretreating and vacuuming floors. Then, they use an eco-friendly cleaning system?free of harsh chemicals?to annihilate soil and debris with the aid of heated water. The team can cap off visits by coating floor fibers in a layer of protectant that wards off stains for six months or longer.
Above the floorboards, techs tackle air ducts with rotating brushes, wiping away allergens and debris from vents, furnaces, and air-conditioning units and trapping the detritus deep within the Clean Green truck for disposal. Clean Green also spruces up tile, grout, and upholstery.