Maintenance Articles & Tips

From gutters to windows to furnaces, these winterization steps will help you ready your house for its long winter’s nap. When the leaves are turning and there’s a chill in the air, there’s no denying that winter is on its way. You might prepare... Read more .

Are your clothes taking forever to dry? It could be lint buildup in your exterior dryer vent. It’s one of the biggest reasons why dryers fail. Cleaning a dryer vent can be easy. First unplug the dryer from gas and electric hookups, and turn off... Read more .

How to make sure your gas-powered ride-on mower is truly cutting it. A ride-on mower is similar to a car in that it needs regular service and care if it’s going to last. So whether you own a push mower or a ride-on tractor, if basic maintenance... Read more .

You might not be ready for winter, but your snow blower should be. These important snow blower maintenance tips will make sure your machine is ready for the white stuff. Winter is just around the corner. Be ready before the first storm hits by... Read more .

Don’t get left in the cold. Here are some ways to get your heating, ventilation and air conditioning system in top shape for winter. Fall nights are getting chillier, and soon the winter winds will begin to blow. Is your heating, ventilation and... Read more .

Make sure your snow blower or snowthrower is maintained and ready to blow. You don’t want to “blow it” when the time comes to break out your snow blower. Plan ahead: Don’t wait until the ground is covered in white to find out if your snow blower... Read more .

12 tips to prepare your home for all of the four seasons before they arrive. Have you ever had your air conditioner fail on the hottest day of the year? Or your snow blower refuse to fire up during a blizzard? Prevent these scenarios from... Read more .

Walk the perimeter now to assess roof damage that could cause major issues down the road. Spring and summer rains, combined with winter’s brutal weather, may have done a number on your roof. But don’t wait until water drips on you while you’re... Read more .

If your washing machine smells — or your fridge, dishwasher or dryer — these cleaning hacks and remedies for cleaning appliances will help them smell like new again. If you’ve ever opened your front-loading washer and said, “Eww,” you know that... Read more .

Summer’s here! It’s finally time to fire up the grill and put your outdoor space to good use. Get your grill in shape for summer, and help keep it running for years to come with these grill maintenance hacks (plus tips for cleaning grill... Read more .