Thursday, December 4, 2014

Holiday Attractions in the Cleveland Area

We hope everyone is excited for Christmas!  It's fast approaching, and we're sure you're pretty busy. So, we've put together a list of different attractions and fun things to do with your family this holiday season.

We hope you enjoy some of these adventures this Holiday Season!

Dates Event Description Location Link Price
5-7, 12-14
"Miracle on 34th
Adapted by Mountain Community
Theater from the novel by Valentine Davies
Haddad Theater Location
144 N. Broadway St Medina, Ohio 44256 Adults $15.00
18 and Younger $10.00
December 5 - January 1 Holiday Display at the
Rockefeller Greenhouse
Each holiday season the
Cleveland Greenhouse, just north of University Circle, transformed itself
into a holiday wonderland with hundreds of red, white, and pink Poinsettias and other Christmas flowering plants. The show runs from early December until New Year's Day. Hours are 10am to 4pm daily
Rockefeller Park
750 E 88th St.
Cleveland, OH 44108 Free
December 5 - January 1 Lighting
Display at Nela Park
Thousands of lights illuminate
the 92 acre park in East Cleveland from now until New Years Day!

Nela Park1975 Noble Road
East Cleveland, OH 44112 Free
December 5 - January 4 Glow Winter spectacular and one of
Cleveland's most celebrated holiday traditions - returns for its third year
bigger and brighter than ever before.
Botanical Gardens
1030 East Blvd
Cleveland, OH 44106 $16/non-member adult,
$12/non-member child.
FREE for Garden members
December 5 - December 28 Castle Noel Castle Noel houses an amazing
collection of things to see and do including Hollywood props and costumes; millions of dollars in New York City Christmas Windows, a Blizzard Vortex, a Santa Chimney Squeeze and Santa Klaus Mountain where you can ride the slide
just like Ralphie.
260 South Court Street
Medina, Oh 44256 $16
December 5 - December 23 A Christmas Carol Open your heart to Charles
Dickens’ classic tale of one man’s ultimate redemption. One of northeast
Ohio’s favorite holiday traditions, A Christmas Carol is a perfect gift of
theater for children and adults of all ages. Celebrate the season with the
ones you love.
Ohio Theatre PlayhouseSquare,
1511 Euclid Ave Cleveland, OH 44115 $28 - $65 / Students $26
December 5 - December 23 A Christmas Carol Play Open your heart to Charles
Dickens’ classic tale of one man’s ultimate redemption. One of northeast
Ohio’s favorite holiday traditions, A Christmas Carol is a perfect
gift of theater for children and adults of all ages. Celebrate the season
with the ones you love.
Ohio Theatre
1511 Euclid Avenue Cleveland, Ohio $26-$55

December 5-7, 12-28
Medina County Drive Through
Large Drive-Thru light desplay Medina County Fairgrounds
710 W Smith Rd, Medina, OH 44256 $7.00 per car
$15.00 per van
$50.00 per bus
December 7 Snacks with Santa and the Horses Celebrate Christmas with the
Horses! Angels Haven Horse Rescue is having a family event that includes:
pony rides, cookies, pictures with Santa, games, potluck, demonstrations,
barn tours, rescue horse spotlight, and much more.
Evergreen Farm
13297 Durkee Road
Grafton, Ohio 44044 Free
December 7 Holiday CircleFest University Circle’s renowned museums,
gardens, galleries, churches, and schools open their doors free of charge and offer an afternoon of activities, music, food, fun, and shopping. Visitors
can look forward to live performances from talented musicians, craft making,
historic displays of holiday toys, storytelling, live animals, the city’s
best gingerbread house competition, free horse-drawn carriage rides, ice
carving demonstrations, The Rink at Wade Oval, concluding with The Cleveland Museum of Art’s dramatic Winter Lights Lantern Procession.
Wade Oval
10820 East Boulevard
Cleveland, OH 44106 Free
December 10 Deck the Halls Create a unique holiday ornament of your own
or to give away. For children in grades 3 through 5.
Brunswick Library
3649 Center Rd,
Brunswick, OH 44212 Free
December 12-14, 18-21 Cleveland Orchestra Christmas
Celebrate the holiday season
with The Cleveland Orchestra and Chorus in these annual offerings of music for the Christmas Season, including sing-alongs, guest choruses, and a surprise visitor — all in the festive yuletide splendor of Severance Hall.
Severance Hall
11001 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44106 $40-$99
December 18 and 19 Tales for Tots The forest is a magical place,
especially in winter! Discover more about the forest and the animals that
live there through a story, fun activities, and a walk through our pine
woods. (Hike is longer than usual; please dress appropriately.) For ages 3-6 with an adult companion. Some or all of the program will be held outdoors; please dress accordingly.
Wolf Creek Environmental Center
6100 Ridge Road
Sharon Center, OH 44281 Free
December 30 New Year's Bash Stories, games and crafts for little ones
that just can’t make it to midnight.
Lodi Library
635 Wooster St
Lodi, OH 44254 Free
January 17 Winter Re- Tweet What kinds of birds visit our
feeders during the wintertime? What types of bird feeders and birdseed work
the best? We'll answer these questions and more as we watch and enjoy these
beautiful creatures visiting our bird feeding area. There will be bird crafts,
games, and displays. All Ages. No registration required.
Susan Hambley Nature
1473 Parschen Boulevard
Brunswick, OH 44212 Free

Friday, November 7, 2014

Review Us Online for a Chance to Win a $200 Visa Gift Card!!

Review Us Online for a Chance to Win a $200 Visa Gift Card!!

Customers like you are what make our family business a happy success. We are asking for your help by requesting that you share your positive experience of our company with potential customers on the five different online survey links below. These surveys will go online for all our future customers to see, and we thank you in advance for your encouraging reviews.

Please take a couple of minutes to complete five different surveys below, including a review of your positive experience with our company.  You will be entered into the contest for each positive review you complete; giving you up to five chances to win.

Beginning now through Thursday, December 18th, please complete the five different online survey links below to be entered for the contest (you can be entered up to five times - once for each survey completed). On Friday, December 19th, we will announce the winner and will immediately mail the gift card to your home, just in time for your Holiday shopping.

Remember, you are entered once for each survey you complete, so please complete all five to have the best chance in winning this contest.

1) Review:

3)     Google Review: This one is for our Medina location
             *NOTE: When you click on the link below, it will ask for you to login to your “Google+” account. If you do not have a Google+ account, please follow prompts to create a new account, and then once created, click the link below, sign in and complete the review.

5)     Angie’s List Review:

Thank you so much for your kind reviews! We look forward to announcing the winner in December. Please call us at 330-952-1900 with any questions or concerns.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Delicious Thanksgiving Pie Contest!

Plumbing 911 is having a Thanksgiving Pie Contest! One lucky winner will be selected to win: Three freshly baked 10” Mama Jo Pies (1 Apple, 1 Pumpkin, and 1 French Silk) just in time for Thanksgiving. The contest begins now and runs through Friday, November 21. 

There are three ways to be entered into our contest: 

1. “Like” our Facebook page (not to be confused with liking this post or picture, only “Liking” our page gives you a chance to win) 
2. Being a current friend of us on our Facebook page 
3. Sharing this post to your friends for their chance to win. Good Luck and Play-it-forward; share this post with your friends now!

The contest winner will be announced on Monday, November 24th and Freshly Baked Pies will be delivered on Wednesday, November 26th.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Three “DIY Maintenance Checks” for Your Home

Three “DIY Maintenance Checks” for Your Home

1.     Carbon Monoxide and Smoke Detectors

·         This month check your carbon monoxide and smoke alarms and put in fresh batteries.
·         Carbon monoxide is an invisible, odorless by product of natural gas and it can be deadly. Always install these detectors near each potential source of carbon monoxide near living and sleeping quarters.
2.     Main Water Shut Off Valve

·         This month check your main water shut off valve located inside your home. Simply, turn it on and then back off to ensure the valve has not seized up. If the valve is older, corroded or stuck, then call us so we can help.
·         It is important that the valve is in good working condition, in case a water heater bursts and/or water line freezes or bursts. By shutting off the main source of water you can prevent your home from accumulating water damage or flooding.

3.     Exterior Gutters and Downspouts

·         This month clear gutters and downspouts of debris and leaves. After major storms, check and make sure your downspouts are free flowing. If you don’t wait for a major storm, take a 5-gallon bucket and dump it down the downspout drain to make sure it is free flowing.
·         If you are noticing water around the foundation of your home, or the downspouts are not flowing as they should, this could be a sign of your storm sewers having a clog. Call us and we can help.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Would YOU like to win some Halloween candy?!

So, you want to win some candy for Halloween?  Here's how to do it:

  • CLICK HERE and "Like Us" on Facebook 
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  • If you already Liked Us on Facebook, then share the post that mentions this contest for your chance to win!
Here's the details:

  • You win real, large-sized candy bars!
  • This contest runs from Thursday, October 9th through Wednesday, October 22nd.
The winner will be notified via Facebook message on Thursday, October 23rd and the candy bars will be delivered on Friday, October 24th, just in time for Halloween!

So, go "Like" and "Share" us with everyone you know; we want to be your family and friends' plumber that you can trust!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Scariest Plumbing Stories Ever!

In every profession, there are tasks that can chill a soul to the bone. For example, endless hours of sitting at a desk as papers stack to the ceiling in never ending data entry. Another example might be speaking publically in front of people that you highly respect or don’t know. So with our industry, Plumbing, the scary stories that creep up are truly nightmares too. WARNING: This story is only for the strong in stomach.

Early in his career, the owner, Keith Miller remembers an account that he’ll never forget. He was learning from one of the best master plumbers from a different company, which has since retired and moved out of state (maybe partly due to this scary story). The job they were at was a home in Medina that had a backed up main sewer. Basically, the home sewer line was so backed up that traditional snaking from the main floor cleanout in the basement was not working. Luckily, the owner had another cleanout in the yard. Not knowing that the backup was of massive proportion, this highly respected plumber began to remove the cleanout cap. It was a tough one, the cap was sealed extremely tight, so the plumber positioned himself in front of the cap and began to pull, and pull till . . .

The cap popped off and out came spraying sewage and every other unimaginable disgusting thing right into the face of this plumber. Keith stood there shocked by what had just happened, as he rushed over to help, he noticed corn kernels on the face of the plumber too, probably from old food being washed down the kitchen drain that had caused the blockage. Needless to say, the plumber was able to wash and was completely fine, but it was a story for the TV Discovery Channel’s show “Dirty Jobs” with Mike Rowe. It’s a disgusting job, but somebody’s got to do it!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Home Checklist for the Home Owner

September’s Checklist for Your Home:

We understand dreading home maintenance; however, preventative care on your home will help ensure your property value, while helping you jump hurdles of costly home repairs. 

At the beginning of each month, you will receive a newsletter from our company highlighting special tasks that you should complete for the month. We have broken out these tasks per month to help you manage your time and care for your home.

As always, we want to be there for you. If you have any questions or concerns beyond what we mention here, please feel free to email or call us.

September’s Home Care Checklist:
1      Check for leaking faucets inside your home:
a.       Simply go through your home and check each faucet by turning them on and off. Look at both the faucet and handle itself for no leaking or dripping. Also, look under the cabinet or faucet fixture to make sure there are no hidden leaks. Do this in your bathroom, kitchen and laundry room area.
b.      Level of difficulty, time & costs: Easy, maybe 15 minutes, $0
2      Safeguard your water pipes:
a.       If you, in the past, have experienced frozen or burst water lines, due to the arctic chill, this is the time to safeguard your pipes. We recommend that, if your lines are against a foundational basement wall, you consider additional insulation. Also, there are ways that you can insulate pipes with heat tape or piping insulation. We, of course, can help with these solutions, too.
b.      Level of difficulty and time: Medium, maybe 40 minutes, $50 for insulation
3      Drain your water heater:
a.       It is important for the health and life cycle of your water heater that you drain it twice a year. It can be intimidating if you have not done this before, but before you know it, you will be a pro. However, if this is outside of your comfort zone, we understand and can help by putting you on a bi-yearly water heater maintenance plan. If you are brave to tackle this one on your own, below are the directions.
                                                               i.      Step 1: Turn off Water Supply - If you have an electric water heater, turn off the power at the breaker-box. If yours is a gas heater, turn the thermostat to the "pilot" setting. Connect a hose to the drain valve located close to the thermostat, but don't open the valve yet. Turn off the cold-water supply that feeds the water-heater, which is typically located on a line that feeds to the top of your tank.
                                                             ii.      Step 2: Drain the Hot Water - Inside your house, open up one of the hot-water faucets in one of your sinks or tubs. This will prevent a vacuum from forming in the lines. Go back to the water-heater, and open the drain valve to drain the hot water out of the tank. Make sure the far end of the hose is draining somewhere that won't be harmed by hot water; an outside driveway is ideal, or a laundry tub drain.
                                                           iii.      Step 3: Flush out the Remaining Sediment - Once the water stops flowing out of the far end of the hose, turn the water supply back on. This will flush out any remaining sediment left behind in the heater. Once the water runs clear from the end of the hose, close the DRAIN valve. Don't forget to turn the hot-water faucet inside your house back off.  NOTE: The heating element could possibly blow if there is no water in the tank. Some tanks may need to be completely full in order to prevent damage. When in doubt, always read the warnings and instructions on the tank label carefully because each tank may vary!
                                                           iv.      You're finished – call us with questions. 

As always, we want to be there for you, so call us or email us with any questions.