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    Welcome to Reilly Painting and Contracting, "The Home Mechanics," and Reilly Properties. We are your Cleveland home contractors who specialize in major home design projects and remodels, and minor home repairs. We also provide house rentals throughout Cleveland, Ohio.

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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."

    Susan H.
    Cleveland Heights

  • Quick Do It Yourself Fix For A Ceiling Leak

    With all the rain we have experienced the past few days, many homeowners are having trouble with leaking ceilings. Both annoying and potentially disastrous especially if you have to wait until a professional can come assess the situation. A quick way to minimize damage is to remove any loose paint, drill a small hole into the damp ceiling, insert cooking twine into the hole and place a receptacle under the string. The purpose of this is to give the water a direction to flow in instead of just dripping everywhere. Call your Home Mechanics to care of all of your rain repair needs

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    "First we removed all the excess peeling bits of paint, trying careful not to let too much dust fly (it was damp and we also had two air purifiers operating while cleaning up). Then I drilled a small hole into the center of the damp patch, just large enough for me to poke some cooking twine through using a long thin nail. Fortunately the leak up above must have been fairly small, since there wasn't a waterfall awaiting us when I drilled through the ceiling. With the string placed into the ceiling, I placed a plastic receptacle below; the string works in the same way those rain chains work, giving the water a path to follow."

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