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A collection of home maintenance articles

State Farm® offers tips on safely maintaining your home, apartment, or condo for every season.

Maintenance articles for fall

Fall Home Maintenance Safety Tips

Fall Home Maintenance Safety Tips

Fall Home Maintenance Safety Tips

Essential Autumn Home Maintenance Checks

Essential Autumn Home Maintenance Checks

Autumn home maintenance projects, such as cleaning gutters and checking your heating system, help you get prepared for winter weather.

Step-by-Step Guide to Gutter Cleaning

Step-by-Step Guide to Gutter Cleaning

Procrastinating with gutter cleaning can be damaging, so follow these steps to get water running freely.

What Not to Store in the Garage

What Not to Store in the Garage

Wondering what not to store in the garage? Some items might surprise you. Learn more about what can stay and what should be stored elsewhere.

Pressure Washer Safety Tips

Pressure Washer Safety Tips

You've got a big mess, but before you set the power washer to blast take time to learn a few tips that might help prevent damage to what you are washing.

Buying, Installing, and Maintaining a Gas Fire Pit

Buying, Installing, and Maintaining a Gas Fire Pit

A backyard gas fire pit burns cleaner and is potentially safer than wood burning fire pit as long as you follow a few safety tips for outdoor gas fire pits.

Maintenance articles for winter

Energy Saving Tips for Winter

Energy Saving Tips for Winter

Look at these tips to save money on winter energy expenses and help winterize your home wherever you live.

How to Prepare Your Furnace for Extreme Winter Cold

How to Prepare Your Furnace for Extreme Winter Cold

How to keep your home warm in extreme cold

How to Protect Your Home While South for Winter Vacation

How to Protect Your Home While South for Winter Vacation

Keep your home safe and secure. Home winterization tips for Snowbirds to help prevent damage and theft.

DIY Tips for Winterizing Your Home

DIY Tips for Winterizing Your Home

Winterizing your home to protect against snow and freezing temps can help withstand the ups, downs of winter.

Ideas on How to Prevent Pipes from Freezing

Ideas on How to Prevent Pipes from Freezing

Steps you might take to keep your pipes from turning frigid nights into inconvenient, and expensive ordeals.

How to Safely Clear Snow Off Your Roof Using the Right Tools

How to Safely Clear Snow Off Your Roof Using the Right Tools

Too much snow on your roof can cause structural damage. Ice dams can form and also puts excess weight on your roof. Learn when and how to clear it safely.

Maintenance articles for spring

Prepare Your Home For Spring Storms

Prepare Your Home For Spring Storms

You can't stop spring showers, but you can prepare your home and surroundings for thunderstorms, severe winds and more.

Spring Home Maintenance Essentials, Inside and Out

Spring Home Maintenance Essentials, Inside and Out

Get ready for spring by adding these indoor and outdoor tasks to your routine.

Spring’s Clean Sweep

Spring’s Clean Sweep

We’ve gathered intel from top cleaning professionals to help you tackle your spring cleaning to-do list.

Spring Yard Clean-up Safety Tips

Spring Yard Clean-up Safety Tips

Getting your home’s exterior and yard into shape after winter can help your home look its best. Learn more about staying safe while tackling spring yard cleanup.

Stay Safe During Spring Cleaning

Stay Safe During Spring Cleaning

Get spring off to a squeaky clean start but be sure to do it with caution and care. Here's how.

Reduce Sewer or Drain Losses in Your Basement

Reduce Sewer or Drain Losses in Your Basement

How to reduce backups and floods downstairs, plus storage tips for the lower level.

Maintenance articles for summer

Summer Maintenance for Your Home

Summer Maintenance for Your Home

It may be vacation time, but it's also the right time for these home repairs and fixes.

Questions To Consider When Replacing A Roof

Questions To Consider When Replacing A Roof

What goes into the cost of a new roof? Here's how to evaluate materials and find the right contractor.

Conquer Home Humidity Problems With These Tips

Conquer Home Humidity Problems With These Tips

High humidity is uncomfortable and threatens your home's structure and surfaces.

Impact-Resistant Roofing Material That Stands Up to Nature

Impact-Resistant Roofing Material That Stands Up to Nature

Weather conditions can weaken or destroy your roof system. Impact-resistant shingles can help.

Tips To Help Protect Yourself From A Contractor Scam

Tips To Help Protect Yourself From A Contractor Scam

Shady contractors and home repair scams can cost you. Discover tips to protect yourself from repair scams by learning how to spot home repair fraud.

Minimize Excess Moisture

Minimize Excess Moisture

Protect your home by eliminating excess moisture before it causes major damage. These tips from State Farm® on moisture resistance can help.

All maintenance articles

DIY Home Renovations. The Pros & Cons of Doing It Yourself.

DIY Home Renovations. The Pros & Cons of Doing It Yourself.

Before jumping into a home or apartment project, weigh the pros and cons of a DIY approach vs. hiring a pro.

What Not to Store Under a Sink.

What Not to Store Under a Sink.

Not sure what to put under the kitchen sink? Try these under sink organizer ideas.

What Is Indoor Air Pollution and What Can You Do About It?

What Is Indoor Air Pollution and What Can You Do About It?

Indoor air quality can be worse than outdoor. So learn what to do about air pollutants.

How to Pick a Door Lock - and Be Sure It's Secure

How to Pick a Door Lock - and Be Sure It's Secure

Installing the best door lock for your home provides a solid first line of protection.

What Not To Store In The Basement

What Not To Store In The Basement

Finished and unfinished basement storage can be tricky. Follow a few rules to make sure you keep the right things in your home’s lower level.

Ice Dams, Snow on Your Roof, and Attic Condensation

Ice Dams, Snow on Your Roof, and Attic Condensation

Excessive snow on the roof, attic condensation, and ice buildup can cause roof damage, water damage and personal injury.

DIY or Pro: The Anatomy of Home Alarm Systems

DIY or Pro: The Anatomy of Home Alarm Systems

Wireless-enabled components and real-time monitoring are just a few of the updates changing home security systems. Whether you DIY yours or hire a pro install, here are a few terms and considerations.

Quick and Dirty Laundry Room Rules

Quick and Dirty Laundry Room Rules

A quick and dirty laundry room safety list.

Window and Door Draft Blockers Can Help Keep Your Home Cozy and Warm

Window and Door Draft Blockers Can Help Keep Your Home Cozy and Warm

Before cold weather comes, take time to insulate your home or apartment to keep the winter chill outside.

The information in this article was obtained from various sources not associated with State Farm®. While we believe it to be reliable and accurate, we do not warrant the accuracy or reliability of the information. These suggestions are not a complete list of every loss control measure. The information is not intended to replace manuals or instructions provided by the manufacturer or the advice of a qualified professional. Nor is it intended to effect coverage under our policy. State Farm makes no guarantees of results from use of this information.