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    Welcome to Reilly Painting & Contracting, "The Home Mechanics," and Reilly Properties. We are your Cleveland Contractors who also provide rentals in Cleveland, Ohio. We have served Cleveland Heights for 35 years.

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    "Thank you for the great work. The newly painted room looks fantastic. Tom notices everything so that if there is a chance I might want something additional I can have them do it. I feel very comfortable with the guys, and as usual your company came through, does what I need done, and does not disappoint me."

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  • Category Archives: Common Household Repairs

    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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    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

    Filed under: Common Household Repairs, Fix That Leak, 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

    Filed under: Common Household Repairs, Health, Food & Fitness
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    Rat Alert!….Dun…Dun….Duuun

    TweetI was so surprised when I saw how many people out there had rat problems in their homes! Writing about it now really makes me want to declutter my house and wipe everything down. If you want Your Home Mechanics … Continue reading

    Filed under: Common Household Repairs, De-clutter Your Home, Home Mechanic Tips
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    Snow Shoveling: One Shovel Away From A Heart Attack

    TweetI always do a double-take when I see a senior citizen snow shoveling their driveway. Yes, they may enjoy it, or they find it a good exercise…which it is, but…..Snow shoveling, for senior citizens or people in bad shape, can … Continue reading

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    Researcher William B. Rose Explains Why Pipes Burst…..Get Your Notepad Out Folks

    TweetWilliam B. Rose, a senior researcher at the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, explains to New York Times writer Daniel Acker why pipes burst, and gives us some very useful tips to help us prevent them from happening. Have burst pipes in … Continue reading

    Filed under: Basement, Common Household Repairs, Fix That Leak, Home Mechanic Tips, Plumbing, Roofing
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    They’re Cold…They’re Hungry…They’re Loud….They’re In Your Walls? Raccoons May Be Keeping Warm In Your Home

    Tweet  With the cold weather (seems like this is the coldest one yet) we’re experiencing, we are lucky to have a warm house to come home to. For raccoons, squirrels and mice, they have nests & burrow to hibernate in, but … Continue reading

    Filed under: Common Household Repairs, Home Mechanic Tips
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