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Barbera Home Improvement has stood the test of time—and so has its workmanship

Ohio has seen its share of violent storms the past month. Torrential rain, hail and high winds have wreaked havoc and caused damage to countless homes. Many people suffered flooding and leaking roofs due to storm damage. In many cases, the damage might not even be visible. One local, family-run roofing company has stood the test of time:...

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Knob-and-tube wiring

Homes built in the 1950s or earlier are loaded with charm and character, but what’s not so inviting about older homes is their electrical systems. This month I’d like to talk about old knob-and-tube wiring. If your house was built before 1950, it most likely operates on this method of wiring. The two biggest problems with knob-and-tube...

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When retired RN Dee Burton began experiencing mobility issues related to a series of health setbacks, she avoided a dangerous fall by upgrading her bathroom with Bath Depot

Dee Burton, 79, has some health advice for us, and as an RN who retired at age 75, she’s fully qualified to offer it. “I’ve seen everything,” Dee says. “I served as head of trauma for MetroHealth. You can’t shock me.” Thanks to a cruise she took in early January of 2020, Dee was also one of the first Americans to get Covid-19,...

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Now is the time to protect your remaining summer flowers and foliage from deer damage, and change deer habits so they don’t destroy valuable trees and shrubs in winter

If you’re like me, you invest a lot of time and money into landscaping plants and want to enjoy them for as long as possible, and that includes well into the fall and winter. Unfortunately, deer enjoy our plants and shrubs as much as we do. Northeast Ohio’s beautiful park systems are among the best things about living here. From the...

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The Gutter Boys can install their popular gutter guard system right now—before fall leaves can cause menacing clogs

Many kids are back in school, high school football games have started, and already some species of trees are shedding their leaves. Though it is only August, fall is here. That makes right now a good time to make sure your gutters are in good shape by cleaning them, repairing them and/or covering them. Gutter Cleaning SubscriptionOne of...

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