Paul Swan, owner of Swan Plumbing and Heating, is getting a lot of calls this week from homeowners whose pipes have frozen. He fixes the problem and gives them advice on preventing a recurrence. One of his helpful tips is to run a thin stream of both hot and cold water in a bathroom, laundry room or anywhere that has plumbing in an outside wall. By the way, Paul, whose grandfather started the company, wears a tie on all his housecalls, which is one of his ways of enhancing the professional image of plumbers. Contact Paul at 330.659.6233 or visit his website.
Chuck Buechele of Mouldings One says that his company, which was founded in 1958 and is still family owned, had a great year in 2014 and is expanding its facilities. Mouldings One has its own sawmill and can make mouldings, interior doors, railings and spindles out of many types of wood and in numerous styles. Check out its showroom in Burton, or visit the Mouldings One booth at the NARI show later this month or at the Great Big Home+Garden Show in early February. Both home shows will take place at the IX Center in Cleveland. Visit the Mouldings One website for more information or call 877.708.4095.
Frank Satullo started OhioTraveler.com more than a decade ago. The site, which covers events and attractions in Ohio, offers residents and visitors a great perspective on so much that the state has to offer. Every month, Frank sends out an email with a link to the site, which he updates regularly. To receive the monthly notifications or to read this month's feature on "Standouts in Ohio Tourism," visit OhioTraveler.
Toronto medium Carolyn Molnar is the co-author with her husband Benjamin Gleisser of Compassionate Messenger: True Stories from a Psychic Medium. The book is available on amazon.com. On this week's show, she spoke about clearing the energy in your home, which is important for your health and state of mind. There are many ways to clear your space, including painting the walls, washing fabric (curtains are major dust collectors, trapping energy in the process), decorating with plants and fresh-cut flowers and playing music that's uplifting, whether it's rock and roll or classical in major keys. Carolyn sends out a monthly e-newsletter. You can get on her mailing list by going to her website.
Health and wellness teacher Kathy Hammonds helps clients get healthier and happier by making positive changes in five categories of life. She calls these "the five pillars of wellness," which are mind, breath, movement, food and lifestyle choices. Kathy gives workshops and classes in Kent, Chagrin Falls and Cleveland Heights, where she's based. At this time of year, people have big goals when it comes to health and fitness. She advises that slow and steady wins the race, because if you try to achieve too much too fast, the effort becomes unsustainable. Check out Kathy's Facebook page for more tips. Her next appearance on "My Beautiful Home": May 2.
. His next appearance on "My Beautiful Home": May 23.
Don Corbett, founder of ServiceMaster by Corbett, says that it's important to get expert advice when fire, smoke or water damages your home, and do it quickly because the first steps you take could mean the difference between a small cleanup and a more costly and time-consuming restoration. One way to prevent water damage while you're on vacation is to shut off your main water supply. For a free yellow tag to put on your shut-off valve, call ServiceMaster at 330.864.7300. For more information, visit the website.
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Margaret Marshall is the author of Body, Mind & Mouth: Life's Eating Connection. In her book, she gives readers the concepts of weight loss without the use of drugs, surgery or tasteless diet products. The key is to examine your thoughts and feelings and how they affect your eating and, ultimately, your weight. Body, Mind & Mouth is available on amazon and anywhere else books are sold. For more information, visit her website.