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HRRC offers new grant to seniors for water heaters

With the cost of replacement water heaters rising, Home Repair Resource Center has added a new benefit under our Financial Assistance Programs. Senior Repair Specialist Wesley Walker explains, “We have been seeing more and more seniors who are having difficulty coming up with the cost of a new water heater — something that is a real necessity for them to remain safely in their home.… Read the rest

HRRC opens search for new director

The Board of Directors of Home Repair Resource Center announced that they have created a Search Committee to oversee the search for a new executive director. The Board has developed a transition plan and has contracted with former Board member Mike Gaynier to serve as Interim Director.… Read the rest

August is Mayfield/Mayfield Heights month

HRRC is offering a special incentive to residents of Mayfield and Mayfield Heights in August. For all our August repair workshops, Mayfield and Mayfield Heights residents will pay only $5, instead of the regular $15 fee. This is a great chance to try a class or two, or to practice using the tools and techniques needed to do a repair you want to tackle yourself.… Read the rest

Mike Gaynier named Interim Director

The Board of Home Repair Resource Center has named Mike Gaynier as interim director, following the retirement of Kathryn Lad. Mike just left the board after two terms, a volunteer commitment which included serving as board president and chairman of the Program Committee, and has a good working knowledge of the organization.… Read the rest

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Repair Tips

“Peel and stick” roofing for your porch or garage

Over the last decade or so, manufacturers have been making new and improved roofing materials for do-it-yourselfers. The latest product is the easiest yet – essentially a “peel and stick” roofing material that, installed correctly, should last many years. Self-adhering modified bitumen roll roofing is designed for “flat” roofs with a pitch or 4/12 or less, typically found over shed-type garages and second-floor porches.… Read the rest

Bathroom exhaust fans

If your house is like most, you’re waging a constant battle against mildew, condensation, peeling paint and wallpaper, and other problems caused by excess moisture in your bathroom. The most effective remedy is to install an exhaust fan that will draw the water vapor produced by your shower to the outside.… Read the rest

Patching concrete garage floors

Once again, that dreadful duty rolls around – cleaning out the garage.  Well, after you have removed a couple of layers of junk and you begin to recall what the floor looks like, you may discover that you have a few more cracks than the last time you saw your floor. … Read the rest

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