How-Tos Articles & Tips

To help save energy and money on utility bills, look to your home’s roof, siding, windows and doors. Your home’s exterior plays a big role in helping you stay cool indoors over the summer. Whether or not you have air conditioning, you’ll want to... Read more .

If your ice maker isn’t working, a simple fix might get it going again. Always unplug your refrigerator and turn the water supply line off before troubleshooting. Common Ice Maker Problems An ice maker can stop working for a variety of reasons.... Read more .

Our infographic offers tips to help prepare your home before a storm strikes — and what to do afterward. Extreme weather can really take a toll on your home’s exterior, especially the siding. But there are certain things you can do before and... Read more .

In an article at Realtor.com, Sears Home Services offers 12 easy steps to ensure your lawn mower is ready to tackle all that springtime grass. Beginning with the most essential tip (always disconnect to spark plug, to ensure the mower doesn’t... Read more .

Cleaning granite countertops may seem like a lost cause. Don’t worry: A granite stain isn’t necessarily permanent. Wine glasses can leave pesky ring stains on your nice countertops — especially if you’ve been drinking red wine. Scrubbing the... Read more .

Learn how to determine if your snow blower issues are something you can fix yourself, if it’s time to call an expert or if you should plan on purchasing a new one. The weather outside is frightful — or at least getting there. It’s time to prep... Read more .

Prioritize your home improvement wish list with the help of these remodeling costs and upgrade your home with fresh, new designs. Whether you’re planning a full-on kitchen or bathroom renovation, or there’s a minor home remodel in your future,... Read more .

Learn how to clean stainless steel fridges, sinks, ovens and dishwashers. It’s easier than you think. Stainless steel appliances can upgrade your kitchen to a modern, refined style. What isn’t so cool? Those dirty fingerprints, dark spots and... Read more .

Follow these home fire safety tips to help make sure your home and family are safe from potential fires. Every 85 seconds. That’s how often fire departments responded to a house fire in 2013, according to the National Fire Protection Association.... Read more .

In an article in the Greensboro News & Record, find a detailed list of how to deep-clean your refrigerator for National Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day (which is November 15, so mark your calendar). Find useful tips for cleaning out storage... Read more .