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A Cleaner Environment Starts With Your Kitchen Sink

April 12, 2016


Making up more than 20% of the United State’s garbage, food is the largest source of waste in our landfills and incinerators, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. Americans are dumping more food waste

Designing A Bold Bathroom Backsplash with American Olean

March 18, 2016


American Olean is an expert in ceramic tile, glass tile, porcelain tile, mosaic tile, and natural stone tiles for Residential and Commercial use. Mihalko’s General Contracting remodels homes with only the best materials on the

Mold in Your Home is a Serious Health Hazard

February 25, 2016


The Problem With Mold Mildew and Molds are a form of fungi. Mildew is often considered mold in its early stage. They are simple microscopic organisms that thrive anywhere there is a moist environment. Mold

Frozen Pipes: What You Need to Know

February 16, 2016


We in Pennsylvania know all to well the dangers of frozen temperatures during the winter months. We know how to protect ourselves from the dangers but it is also necessary to protect our homes from the

Ice Dams on Your Roof

January 12, 2016


What is an Ice Dam? According to the University of Minnesota an ice dam is a ridge of ice that forms at the edge of a roof and prevents melting snow (water) from draining off the roof.

Maintaining Your Fireplace this Winter

December 22, 2015


We are right in the middle of the days when families and friends gather to enjoy the many traditions over the holidays. What’s more traditional than a wood-burning fire in your fireplace while hosting

Water Damage: Defusing a Time Bomb

December 4, 2015


Being a homeowner has plenty of issues and responsibilities that can arise unforeseen. Water damage in your home, whether it be small or large, is an issue that needs to be acted upon quickly

Tile Offers a Great Return on Investment

November 30, 2015


Does the excitement of owning your first home or condo have you in remodeling mode? If so, you likely have hundreds of house decorating ideas running through your head. Before you begin making renovations,

Tile Trim Can Enhance Your Home Projects

November 20, 2015


Tile Trim: 4 Ways Mihalko’s and Tile Designer American Olean Can Improve Your Living Area Tile trim can add a sophisticated finishing touch to any tile installation project. Whether you’re trying to give a polished look