A stained carpet reflects poorly not just on its owner but also on the storm window’s ability to keep out gusts of tropical fruit punch. Keep a neat abode with today's Groupon: for $59, you get two rooms of carpet-cleaning service from Eco Friendly Services (a $159 value).
Carpet-cleaning technicians from Eco Friendly Services wield an arsenal of environmentally friendly, nontoxic cleansing products. In less than one hour, a pair of carpet cleaners scrubs fiber floor coverings throughout two rooms, targeting dirt and stains leftover from the all-clown tackle-football game in the living room. The environmentally friendly products deodorize carpets with a clean citrus scent without overloading floor coverings with dangerous chemicals that endanger children or pets. Afterward, the technicians dry and groom each carpet to make it look as clean and welcoming as the day it was sheared off a wooly mammoth’s back.
Spectrum Home Services' professional grime fighters take an extreme approach to home cleaning, annihilating dust, dirt, and grime from all surfaces. Busy homeowners can hand over the keys to the V8 feather duster with a detailed deep cleaning, extending the powers of the cleaning beyond standard sweep-and-mop routines with grout cleaning, blind dusting and cleaning, and doggy-door spit shining. No crumb is left unsuctioned by a vacuum, and ceiling fans, window frames, and kitchens are subjected to a meticulous wipe-down. During the course of your home's three-hour sudsing session, neglected bathroom chrome fixtures will also receive long-overdue attention with a thorough cleaning and shining.
American Air Conditioning Company dispatches technicians to homes and offices throughout the Bay area, armed with toolboxes and parts from Carrier, Lennox, and Amana. Staffers repair intricate HVAC systems by appointment and when summoned through a 24-hour emergency hotline. They also enroll systems in a maintenance program for periodic tune-ups. In addition, the staff cleans ducts and installs walk-in coolers and freezers for businesses and homes.
Chairs for Affairs, in business since 1949, helps party-throwers cater to party-goers with an extensive selection of rental equipment. Make your bashes brim with revelers without resorting to bribery by borrowing from Chairs for Affairs' panoply of chairs, tables, tableware, outdoor accessories, tents, linens, serving equipment and more. Drinks are kept cold with a champagne cooler ($9; rates based on 1-day rental; longer rental rates available upon request), and chins are kept dribble-free with an assemblage of soupspoons ($0.40 each). Throw a well-attended wedding with a bevy of bright-white folding chairs ($1.40 each) and a white-lattice wedding arch ($40), or host a hopping bar mitzvah with a stage ($45 per 4 x 8' section), portable PA system ($70) and a 10'x10' white canopy ($75+). A handful of margarita glasses ($0.45 each) makes drinking simple but juggling difficult, and bread-and-butter plates ($0.50 each) makes room for the essentials.
Thanks to Fire House Hauling, you don't have to set your garage ablaze to get fire department trainees to carry away your junk. That's because the company's staff of junk removers consists of aspiring firefighters, who develop strength and agility for the job by collecting unwanted furniture, scrap, and waste from houses and commercial sites and hauling it away. They need all the endurance they can get to handle the task, too, especially when they're clearing out the type of house they tackled on A&E's Hoarders.
The process is simple. Fire House Hauling's crews swing by in their trucks and scoop up any nonhazardous materials, from unwanted furniture and construction waste to appliances and human answering machines. The considerate staff flexes more than just its muscles, however; they also sweep up any leftover debris, and afterward they sort through the truckloads of junk so that they can recycle items or donate them to Goodwill.
Far more than an emporium of colorful textile patterns, Urban Burp holds over 5 tons of vintage fabric dating back to the early 20th century, collecting original vintage threads that weave memory and nostalgia into their very fabric. The studio takes its unusual name from the intense experience of recognition that seeing and touching a piece of familiar pattern can bring. "All that emotion has been shoved down into the lower chakras and all of a sudden it takes one piece of fabric to bring you back to that place," owner Electra Skilandat told The San Francisco Chronicle. She continues to elicit that response with bolts of cloth decorated with the floral designs and abstract art of the 1920s, or the bold color mixtures and fractal patterns that were popular in the ‘50s and ‘60s.
Skilandat traces her love affair with textile design back to her childhood in Boston, where her mother lovingly hand-crafted all of her clothes for school and play. Over the years, Electra amassed a collection of over 1,000 bolts of fabric and experience in interior decor. After the death of her only son, she rediscovered her creative instincts, opening the fabric shop with upholstery and drapery services that would precede Urban Burp's stunning display of warp and weft. As guests peruse the studio's ample supply of original vintage pictorial and patterned designs, sewing patterns, and notions, Skilandat unfurls her decades of wisdom during interior decor consultations.