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Northeast Ohio is experiencing a bumper crop of spring debris, including oak catkins and maple seeds, destined to clog the area’s uncovered covers

Whether you call them curly Qs or cat tails, the pollen-filled catkins that fall from oak trees are on their way. So are maple seeds, whether you call them spinners, whirly-birds or helicopters. And this year, look for a bumper crop. “The past couple of years have been mild for maple seeds, but not this year,” says Anthony Alberino,...

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Wash, Protect, Renew: More than just a power washing

What do you get when you cross warm, wet and dark? The answer: grime—including dirt, mildew, algae and moss. “The warm March and wet April created a perfect storm,” explains Pristine Clean founder Ken Wilson. “Plus, the lack of sunshine in April prevented our siding, roofs and concrete from drying out and that has allowed mold and...

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Many businesses are in competition for your remodeling project dollar, but few can deliver such an affordable improvement in appearance, maintainability and home value as The Bath Authority

Over the years I have written more than my fair share of home improvement-related articles, and have come to the conclusion that as with many other consumer products, there are three types of home improvement projects: Good, Better and Best. Good: The Basic is a “just-get-it-done” project that fixes a long-ignored problem for the...

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Avoiding the storm chasers

You have probably heard the term “storm chasers” from the Weather Channel—men and women who fling themselves headlong into severe weather events for the sake of good TV. But there is another storm chaser far more common. These are unscrupulous, out-of-state “contractors” who knock on doors in the wake of storms and sell low-quality...

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Spring is finally here and it’s time for a professional power wash to rid your home of mold, mildew and winter grime

For a while there, we thought it would never happen: Spring. But the season has finally begun and with it comes plenty of home improvement projects, including ridding your home and concrete surfaces of mold, mildew and relentless winter grime. Nothing comes close to creating dramatic curb appeal like freshly cleaned vinyl siding and pristine...

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