Maintenance & Repairs

Keeping up your home is one of the smartest steps you can take to ensure your home retains its value, all systems remain in good working order, and looks good. Routine maintenance can prevent mechanicals from breaking down, keep the exterior and interior looking their best, and maintain a sound home. However, mishaps do occur from time to time.

How to Practice Ladder Safety for These Seasonal Tasks

Most ladder accidents happen in the fall, when everyone is prepping their gutters for winter or putting holiday lights up (or both). Here's a 101 on extension ladder safety.
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How to Remove Paint from Hardware

Restoring your furniture's hardware doesn't have to be a pain; just use our simple tips for removing paint. See how a slow cooker can get the job done.
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8 Tips for Staying Cool When Your AC Is Broken

It's a hassle anytime an appliance breaks, but few things are worse than your air-conditioner going out in the middle of a hot summer day. While you wait for the repair person, break out these old-school tricks for staying cool.
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24 Tips for Energy-Efficient Homes

Wondering how to make your home more energy-efficient? Learn how to conserve energy and costs in your home with these expert tips for better living.
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More Maintenance & Repairs

19 Fixes for the Most Annoying Home Problems

If you had a handyman for a day, what would you have repaired? That's what we asked our Facebook fans, and here are 18 solutions to their most common problems.
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How to Change a Doorknob

Replacing a doorknob is an easy do-it-yourself project. To replace a doorknob in your home, follow these steps.
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How to Care for Gutters

Keep gutters in top shape with these quick and simple maintenance tips.