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Support HRRC when you shop amazon.com

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. Amazon will donate .5% of your eligible purchases at Amazon.com to HRRC if you sign-in through the AmazonSmile site and select HRRC as your charity.… Read the rest

HRRC to co-sponsor Shaker Heights Senior Expo

Seniors are invited to attend the Shaker Heights Senior Expo on Thursday, December 18th from 12:30 – 4:30 pm at the Stephanie Tubbs Jones Community Building at 3450 Lee Rd. The Expo, sponsored by Home Repair Resource Center and the City of Shaker Heights, is free and open to residents of all communities.… Read the rest

Special problems with older roofs

Owners of older homes may not be familiar with some of the problems they may face in trying to maintain their roof: ice dams; roof staining, moss, and mold; and finding companies that can repair historic materials like slate, tile, and shakes.… Read the rest

January is Euclid month

HRRC is offering a special incentive to residents of Euclid in January. For all our January repair workshops, Euclid 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

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Radiator Repair & Maintenance

If you have a boiler (for a hot water or steam heating system), the heat will be distributed throughout your home via pipes and radiators. When they are all working properly, you probably don’t give your radiators a second thought. But, when you hear noises, or when the radiators don’t heat up evenly, you can sometimes do some simple maintenance to improve the functioning of your system.… Read the rest

Holiday lighting safety

Many people celebrate the holiday season by adding electric lights and lighted decorations to their home and yard. Yet, if sufficient care is not taken, these items can be the source of a disastrous house fire; according to the US Fire Administration, one out of three Christmas tree fires is caused by electrical problems.… Read the rest

Winter snow can shut down your high-efficiency furnace

Homeowners are often surprised when their fairly new high-efficiency furnace shuts down unexpectedly in the middle of winter. In many cases, the problem is due to ice build-up in the vent pipe, blocking the exhaust flow. In models that are 90% efficient or greater, the lower temperature of the exhaust can allow moisture (a by-product of combustion) to condense in the flue, especially when outdoor temperatures drop into the 20’s or below.… Read the rest

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