HRRC offers January classes on plumbing, tile and electrical work
This month, Home Repair Resource Center (HRRC) is offering its popular women’s Home How-To program’s six-week plumbing series. The plumbing classes will be held on Wednesday evenings, 7–9 p.m., Jan. 17 through Feb. 21, at the HRRC Teaching Center at 2520 Noble Road. The cost is $150; income-based discounts of 50 to 100 percent are available.
The goal of all four programs in the Home How-To series—plumbing, carpentry, electrical and exteriors—is to provide a sense of confidence and empowerment to the women who take the classes. Many former participants have reported back on all of the jobs they’ve tackled as a result of what they learned at HRRC.
On Tuesday, Jan. 16, 7 p.m., a ceramic tile workshop will be held at HRRC. This class will give participants a chance to learn about the ins-and-outs of ceramic tile: how to install it, and how to grout.
In addition, HRRC will offer an electrical workshop, Running Wires and Adding a New Circuit, on Jan. 29 at 7 p.m. HRRC’s electrical workshops aim to take the fear out of making electrical repairs and provide participants with an up-close view on how (relatively) easy it is to make upgrades and changes themselves.
HRRC’s repair workshops and women’s series all offer instruction that combines discussion, demonstrations, questions and answers, and hands-on experience. HRRC believes that learning by doing is the best way for homeowners to see how their home works, and if they can make often costly home repairs themselves.
Most of HRRC’s individual repair workshops can accommodate 18–20 participants. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis, and classes are open to residents of all communities.
HRRC provides residential discounts of 25 percent to residents of Cleveland Heights, Euclid and Shaker Heights, and also offers income-based discounts.
HRRC is always updating its class offerings and schedule. To see a full list of workshops, to register, and to apply for applicable discounts, visit www.hrrc-ch.org. If you have questions or ideas for future class topics, call 216-381-6100, ext. 16.
David Brock is the education and outreach coordinator for HRRC.