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    "My thanks to Chris and Damon for their nice work on my house. They worked hard, got things done in the time they had predicted, and were polite and professional. Their work was very good- the living room ceiling looks fabulous, as there was quite a bit of water damage before. I am very pleased with the results, exactly what I wanted. Thanks so much."

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  • Is Your Home Prepared for This Stormy Weather?


    It's thunderstorm season, and that's already been proven here in Cleveland. It seems like every weekend there's a torrential downpour. The storms aren't over yet, so we'd like to give you some helpful tips on how to prepare your home for this type of weather. Preparedness means having things ready before the storm hits. Although it's midway through thunderstorm season, it's still a good idea to read ahead in order to see what you can do to better protect your home from any damage.

    The right time to sit down with your insurance adjuster is before the storm hits. It's best to know what your insurance covers before it's too late. A lot of the houses in Cleveland are pretty old and can suffer at least a bit of flooding. But flooding isn't covered on most insurance policies, so that's something you'll want to double check.

    Three really helpful items that will help secure your home are roof clips, garage door braces, and window shutters. Although we don't live in an area prone to tornadoes, the changing weather patterns mean more unpredictable weather. Our philosophy at Reilly Painting & Contracting is, better safe than sorry. The clips, braces, and shutters all help to prevent your roof, garage door, and windows, respectively, from blowing away or being damaged.

    Make sure your trees are trimmed back to avoid any damage the limbs might cause to your home. According to U.S. News & World Report:

    If you're unsure about a tree's health, consider hiring an arborist to check it out and possibly remove it (expect to pay at least a few hundred dollars). But you may be able to determine on your own if it's healthy or not. Look for bare branches at the top of the tree, which might be a sign your tree is in poor shape. Also, take a look near the base. Are roots sprawled out at one side of the tree? That could be a sign your tree will eventually fall over.

    If you need help with any preventative home methods, be sure to give your Home Mechanics a call today. We want you to stay safe this thunderstorm season.


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