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  • Category Archives: Home Mechanic Tips

    Save Money This Summer

    TweetEnergy costs are a year-round worry for homeowners. Now that winter is over, it isn’t the frosty weather you need to worry about, but rather the heat. The days are brighter and the weather is finally getting warmer. Soon the … Continue reading

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    Be a More Independent Senior

    TweetThe elderly are the fastest-growing population group in the world, according to this study. Although you may be bombarded with pamphlets and pressure to move to an assisted-living home, the vast majority of seniors are living outside of an institution. … Continue reading

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    Why Do Dishes Come Out Cloudy After The Dishwasher?

    TweetYou would think when you’re dishwasher is finished cleaning your dishes, they would come out clean and shiny right? Well there are those few times when they come out looking cloudy, and worse off then when you put them in … Continue reading

    Filed under: Common Household Repairs, De-clutter Your Home
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    …And Don’t Let the Bed Bugs Bite!

    TweetWritten by Mike Ferrante We’ve all heard that children’s rhyme, “Good night, sleep tight, and don’t let the bed bugs bite”, right? Well, I have to admit, when I was kid, I put bed bugs in the same category as … Continue reading

    Filed under: Common Household Repairs, Forest Hill News & Events
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    Big & Heavy Icicles Could Cause Your Gutters To Fall. Think Of Us If You Want Ice Removal Done!

    TweetI noticed a lot of homes with big, heavy icicles hanging from the gutters today as I was driving through Cleveland Heights. Now, this may not lead to leaks, but your gutters may collapse due to the weight of the … Continue reading

    Filed under: Common Household Repairs, Fix That Leak, Plumbing, Roofing
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    What To Look For When Hiring A Contractor

    TweetWe at Reilly Painting & Contractor know a thing or two about what customers want out of their contractors, having been in the industry for over 30 years. If you’re looking for Cleveland contracting companies for small jobs, medium or … Continue reading

    Filed under: Common Household Repairs, Home Mechanic Tips, Secrets to Hiring a Contractor
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    Do Your Gutters Look Like This One?

    TweetThe snow has stopped, and the cold air is here (again). This means that ice will be building up on your gutters (like this one). Want those big ice chunks removed? Call us and we’ll put you on our ice … Continue reading

    Filed under: Fix That Leak, Home Mechanic Tips, Roofing
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    Big Snow & Ice Is On The Way. Let Your Home Mechanics Use A Roof Rake To Clear Off That Heavy Snow!

    TweetYou probably heard that a lot of snow will be coming to Northeast Ohio the next couple of days. The forecast is 6-10 inches tomorrow! Your Home Mechanics will be out using our roof rakes to clear off heavy amounts … Continue reading

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    Dreading A High (Gas/Electric) Heating Bill? Use These Tips To Save Some Money

    TweetAs I turned my heat up last night…I predicted what my facial expression would be when I received my next gas bill for the heat I used…it was not pretty. If you want to save some extra money on heat … Continue reading

    Filed under: Fix That Leak, Gadgets & Technology, Home Mechanic Tips, Roofing
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    It’s Cold Outside…Doesn’t Mean It Has To Be Dry Inside…Try Using A Crock Pot As A Humidifier

    TweetJust because it’s cold outside doesn’t mean it has to be dry in your house. If you’ve noticed that your house is feeling on the dry side, try using a humidifier. Here are some other reasons using a humidifier in … Continue reading

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