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    "I am writing to compliment your employees on a job well done. Bob was very responsive in returning phone calls from the initial contact we made to get preliminary estimates to finish our basement. The foreman was at our house almost every day for two-and-a-half weeks. His work was excellent. He finished everything on or ahead of schedule, left all of the work areas clean, and finished all of the small details to complete the job entirely. Due to the timeliness and quality of their work, we were able to enjoy our finished basement prior to the Thanksgiving holiday as promised."

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  • Surviving The Humidity When You’re Working Outisde

    [caption id="attachment_9292" align="alignleft" width="174"]Beat The Heat! Beat The Heat![/caption]

    When it's as humid as it is today, trying to do work outside can be torture. Try some of these tips when you're working outside. Need help with your exterior projects? Give your Cleveland Contractors and Home Mechanics a call today!

    1. Turn up the thermostat! Keeping your whole house below 75 degrees is not only expensive, it is actually dangerous to your health and self-defeating as well. By not allowing your system to adjust to warm weather, you feel the heat more intensely. You also expose yourself to temperature shock. The sudden change from 95 degrees outside to 70 degrees inside can make you nauseous.

    2. Fight heat and humidity with warm water. Take more showers. A quickie with barely warm water will refresh you and make your house feel cooler. Such a shower at bedtime will let you fall asleep faster.

    3. If possible, do your yard and garden work early in the morning or late in the afternoon, after the heat has eased. Take advantage of shade if you can. Of course, mosquitoes are more active during these hours so use repellent.

    4. Timing. Come inside every half hour or so. Keep a towel by the back door so you can dry the sweat off your face and neck the moment you enter the house. Swab your face, neck (especially in back) and wrists with a cool wet wash cloth. Chug down a glass of ice water. Temperature shock can be pleasant in your mouth! Plus, the water will keep you hydrated.

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