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Designing A Bold Bathroom Backsplash with American Olean

March 18, 2016

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Granite is Still the Best Choice for Countertops

November 16, 2015

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Granite has been valued for millennia for its beauty and durability. It was used in ancient Egypt to build pyramids and continues to grace today’s kitchen designs. It is a unique stone in both

5 Ways Laminate Flooring Doesn’t Get Enough Credit

November 4, 2015

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Laminate flooring is one of those products that honestly doesn’t get enough credit when it comes to designing a home. Rarely do we find products as fashion-forward, high-performing and versatile. Not only can it