If there are two things the cleaning crew at Rosemont Cleaning Service knows for sure, it's that a party sub makes a terrible broom and that the foundation of a good customer relationship is trust. That's why, before conducting any of their residential or commercial housekeeping, window-cleaning, or pressure-washing services, the cleaners assess jobs and give customers a free estimate. This often overlooked step helps them tailor services to each client's specific needs while avoiding any potential sticker shock after jobs are done.
For more than a decade, the technicians that make up Colonial Way Home Services’ local crews have worked to extend the life of fireplaces and chimneys. Its well-trained teams visit houses to check on flues that need attention or homeowners who just need someone to talk to for awhile. Fire-safety inspections ensure that systems are ready for safe use, and cleanings remove obstructions that can cause fires. All the products Colonial Way uses are manufactured in the US.
In 1986, James Kulick Jr. founded Kulick Roofing, Inc, a home-repair business that fixes roofs, siding, and windows. He and his team use such durable materials as Timberline shingles during their repairs, which can correct flaws in slate, copper, asphalt shingle, cedar shakes, and flat roofs. The team can also perform inspections, installations, and maintenance work, and they can assess homes for energy savings so that owners can forgo the temporary solution of sealing their windows with sour cream. In emergency situations, they repair roofs 24 hours a day.
Walter “Reds” Ferris enjoys running into his clients at the ballpark and grocery. Being part of the community is at the core of his business philosophy, and like a neighborhood handyman, he takes pride in helping out with everything from installing doors and windows to laying tile and painting walls. His licensed-and-bonded technicians, who draw on a combined 40 years of experience, tackle almost any home-improvement project, from installing and staining decks to repairing chimneys damaged from the years when Santa Claus forgot to diet.
The team strives to be green by recycling their shingle waste and offering energy-efficient products. They also lend their skills for community causes, such as outfitting the Stanton-Newport Little League concession stand with a new roof.
Carpet Cleaning: Putting the Heat on Dirt####Carpet Cleaning: Putting the Heat on Dirt
As techs re-fluff your carpets and your vacuum weeps in envy, learn how they work their magic with Groupon's guide to steam cleaning.
Although steam can be an effective cleaning tool, when pros talk about steam-cleaning a carpet, they're usually talking about a process technically known as hot-water extraction. That's because steam?which occurs when water reaches 212 degrees Fahrenheit under normal conditions?is simply too powerful for many residential jobs, posing a risk of damage or shrinkage to some kinds of carpet fibers. Fortunately, water usually only needs to be heated to around 140 degrees to kill most of the microorganisms that can live in a carpet and cause odors. A skilled technician will know what range of temperatures is ideal for any given fiber.
Whether it's a rolling model or a massive van-mounted machine, a carpet cleaner has three important elements: a heating device, water jets, and vacuum suction. As the water is heated, it will sometimes be mixed with detergent, but one of the benefits of steam cleaning is the fact that soap isn?t necessarily a must?pressurized jets can reach deep into fibers to get at grime. A vacuum hose then pulls most of the liquid back into the machine, though some dampness will linger in the carpet. Generally, after about three or four hours a carpet will be ready for you to walk on and set all your little army guys back in position.
The Gutter Brothers’ expertise runs the gamut of roof irrigation services, from professional cleaning to installation and replacement. The full-service gutter cleaning clears debris from up to 100 linear feet of guttering, purging homes of accumulated leaves and recovering long-lost frisbees fashioned out of leaves. In addition to the cleaning, abodes will also undergo a gutter inspection and alignment. The overhang experts will grill gutters for any signs of crooked behavior, then set them straight where necessary to ensure they hang properly and can adequately support holiday decorations well into March.