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This Week’s Free Drop-In Clinics

Our July Drop-In Repair Clinics wrap up this week!  Here’s what’s coming up. Tuesday, July 26, 7-8:30 pm  WATER WHERE IT AIN’T S’POSED TO BE.  Flooded basement?  Soggy yard?  Ice dams? Leaky roof? If you’re seeing water in places other than kitchens and bathrooms, and you want to put a stop to it–this clinic is for you!… Read the rest

Free Drop-In Repair Clinics

Introducing Drop-In Repair Clinics at HRRC Tuesday and Thursday evenings in July  (7-8:30 pm) HOW does it work? Every Tuesday and Thursday, we address one home repair topic.  For a list of dates and topics, click HERE. GOT A PROBLEM in that area? … Read the rest

Women’s Carpentry Class Returns!

The popular Home How-To for Women Carpentry series returns this August!  Six classes teach even the most basic beginner what she needs to understand her home’s interiors.  We show you how to work with tools and wood, how to hang drywall, what’s involved in laying tile, painting, installing floors .… Read the rest

Do you need help paying for home repair classes?

HRRC’s mission is to assist homeowners to maintain sustainable communities, and that means ALL homeowners. To ensure everyone has equal access to our home repair classes, we provide 4 discounts—two are limited to residents of Cleveland Heights and Shaker Heights and two are open to residents of all communities.… Read the rest
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Repair Tips

Check out your fireplace

Most people enjoy sitting in front of a cozy fire on a wintry evening. If you are lucky enough to have a fireplace in your home, it’s important to make sure everything is in working order before building that first fire of the season.… Read the rest

Preparing for Emergencies

Whether the result of a storm or a regional blackout like the one in August 2003, multiple systems can be affected when the electricity goes out for any reason. It’s a good idea to have certain emergency preparations in place at all times, to stave off hunger and cold in case our power, water, or other support systems are interrupted for an extended period.… Read the rest

Pressure-treated wood: how safe is it?

For the last 70 years, people have been using pressure-treated (PT) wood for projects where resistance to moisture, rot, and insect damage is important: porches, decks, play sets, fences, and other outside structures. Most professionals recommend using PT wood for all outdoor projects.… Read the rest
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