Maintenance Articles & Tips

Washing machines need to be washed themselves now and then. This can help stop foul smells and even mold and mildew. There are some simple things you can do that could make a huge difference in reducing wear and tear on your washer. After all,... Read more .

In an article at Realtor.com, Chris Granger, vice president and general manager of Sears Home Services, offers tips on the seven home maintenance projects to tackle in September. Advice includes cleaning and repairing the siding, checking faucets,... Read more .

In an article at Realtor.com, Chris Granger, vice president and general manager of Sears Home Services, offers a checklist of the seven home maintenance projects to tackle in July. Advice includes DIY shortcuts as well as tips for when to bring in... Read more .

In an article at Realtor.com, you can find seven essential start-of-summer home maintenance tasks–including shortcuts for how to fix, as well as when you need to call in the pros. The article features tips for maintaining your AC, pool, riding... Read more .

Tips and hacks to help extend the life of your dryer, increase safety and make laundry day easier. Most everyone knows to clean out the lint filter every time you use the dryer, but there are several other important things you should do regularly... Read more .

The roof protects you and your home from all kinds of weather, bugs, animals and falling debris. Yet we rarely think about the roof until it’s too late — and then it can be a big investment. Since your roof can last up to 25 years with proper... Read more .

Maintain your home, one month at a time. New Year’s resolutions aren’t just for getting fit and eating better. This year, make a few resolutions for your home, too. Each month, resolve to complete one small home maintenance task, so by the end... 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 .

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 .

A fridge working at full capacity can save energy and help keep your food safe. A refrigerator does more than keep food pleasantly cool. It helps prevent dangerous bacteria from developing on your food. But if you don’t maintain your... Read more .