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    Thank you for sending such hard working, responsible and meticulous men to do the painting in our house. The crew worked hard and well as a team to complete all of the assigned tasks. Eric's presence was also helpful in making sure we had the right colors, checking on progress and communicating between all involved. We especially appreciated their prompt arrivals, attention to details, clean-up, and consideration of our needs, which included putting up with our big, friendly and nosy lab.

    B. & B. B
    University Heights

  • Top 10 Problems That Can Happen To Your Home While You’re On Vacation

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    The bags are packed...the house is locked....the newspaper and mail is cancelled, and it the pets are being watched by a friend. You feel comfortable enough to leave your home and go on that vacation. Not to be the blogger with bad news, but take a look at some of these Top 10 disasters that can happen to your home while you're on vacation. Need help fixing up your home? Call your Cleveland Contractors and Home Mechanics today for a free estimate!

    Your House Burns Down 

    One of summer's many lightning storms can start a fire, and with no one to call 911 it can take out a whole house. The best defense, says TOHgeneral contractor Tom Silva, is lightning rods. "This is not by any means a homeowner job," he warns. "You need a pro to install them." Any highly placed metal protrusion on your house should be grounded, in fact, including weather vanes and satellite dishes. 

    Don't overlook the health of your wiring, as well. Curtis Niles Sr. of Armored Home Inspections in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, and President of the National Association of Home Inspectors, advises homeowners to keep up with maintenance. "Wiring is the last thing on a homeowner's mind, but I've seen exterior service cables in poor condition all too often." he says. "If there's short or a spark in the line, a fire can start, and you won't be there to put it out."

    A Tree Falls On Your Roof

    Storm season hits hardest in summer months, when fluctuating temperatures can cause heavy rain, wind gusts, and even hurricanes. High winds can blow down a dead tree limb, and over-saturated soil can cause uprooted trees. Roger Cook recommends having a certified arborist come out to evaluate the trees around your house. He will be able to spot rot or other issues that you might not recognize, and he'll know which types of trees are vulnerable to uprooting. An arborist can also help with trimming back too-close tree limbs, which should be 8 to 10 feet away from your roof, or balancing out a tree that is uneven and therefore more prone to topple over in a bad storm.

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