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    As a result of having been well-satisfied with a previous job done by your firm, we contacted you to paint several rooms in our house. Once again not only were we pleased with the job performed, but we were impressed with the care they took to protect furniture and carpeting. We will not hesitate to recommend Reilly Painting to others.

    H. & M. S

  • Rat Alert!….Dun…Dun….Duuun

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    I 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 to declutter your home in Cleveland, we'll check to make sure you don't have any rats or any other critters living down there too. Eek! Here are some common questions people ask if they suspect they have rats in their homes. Read our blog post for info on why you should declutter your basement.

    Q. When are rats a problem?

    A. Rats are a problem when they access attics, basements or any other living area.  Rats multiply quickly. Whether inside or outside, a pair of rats can become a colony of hundreds extremely quickly.  The rats are noisy, dirty, smelly and destructive.  A rat infestation will make you sick and tired-sick from their diseases and illness and tired because you can't sleep for all the noise.

    Q. When do rats come into houses?

    A. Rats come into houses for protection, particularly when they are ready to nest and have babies.  They can have babies year round.  Anytime of the year is a good time as far as they are concerned.

    Q. Where do rats usually enter a building?

    A. Rats enter buildings through small holes the size of a quarter or cracks as narrow as 1/2-inch across.  Rats climb brick, rock, logs, stucco or any rough surface and can access locations high or low.  Foundation vents and attic louvers are equally attractive to rats.

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