A collection of home maintenance articles
State Farm® offers tips on safely maintaining your home, apartment or condo for every season.
Maintenance articles for spring
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.
Snowblower Storage Tips
Use this checklist to ensure your snowblower maintenance routine keeps this machine in good working order for whenever winter weather strikes.
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
These spring-cleaning tips can help reduce the risk of accidents and injuries while you are spring cleaning your home, inside and out.
Prevent Water in Your Basement
Reduce sewer or drain losses in your basement by checking drainage, reducing backflow, and installing a sump pump.
Maintenance articles for summer
Summer Home Maintenance
Summer home maintenance can be done by checking appliances, caring for the house's exterior, being safe in the garage and caring for your landscaping.
Things To Consider When Replacing a Roof
When your house needs a roof replacement, you might wonder which material is right or what is the warranty. Learn what questions to ask a roofing contractor.
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
Weather conditions can weaken or destroy your roof system. Impact-resistant shingles can help.
Help Protect Yourself From Contractor Scams
If your area got hit hard with a catastrophe or weather event, shady contractors may arrive offering repairs. Learn tips that might help you spot them.
Minimize Excess Moisture
Protect your home by eliminating excess moisture before it causes major damage. These tips on moisture resistance can help.
Maintenance articles for fall
Fall Home Maintenance Checklist
Fall home maintenance tasks can be dangerous — know the risks and follow these safety tips as you get your home ready for fall.
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
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
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
A backyard gas fire pit burns cleaner and is potentially safer than a 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
Look at these tips to save money on winter energy expenses and help winterize your home wherever you live.
Furnace Tips for Extreme Cold
During unusually cold days your furnace can work harder than usual. Read more about furnace tips in extreme cold weather.
Winterizing Home for Snowbirds
Home winterization tips for snowbirds to help prevent damage and theft to your property while you are away.
DIY Tips for Winterizing Your Home
Winterizing your home to protect against snow and below-freezing temps can help your home withstand the ups, downs and erratic moods of Mother Nature.
Ideas on How To Prevent Pipes From Freezing
Frozen pipes can cause significant water damage in your home. State Farm discusses ways of preventing frozen pipes, and how to deal with burst pipes.
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.
All maintenance articles
Leaking Roof: Here's What to Do
From mold on the roof to missing shingles, learn how to find roof leaks and know what to do.
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 professional contractor.
Regular upkeep of all of your home's appliances and big systems is a must-do that ensures these investments work well and have long, productive lives.
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?
Indoor air quality can be worse than outdoor. Learn the types and what you can do to improve it.
How to Choose 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
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
Excessive snow on the roof, attic condensation, and ice buildup can cause roof damage, water damage and personal injury.
Home Security and Burglar Alarm Systems
Security and burglar alarms systems help deter burglars and protect your home. Learn more about monitored systems and security alarms.
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.
- How to Be a Good Neighbor
- Things To Consider When Replacing a Roof
- Whole House Water Leak Detection Systems
- Pet Safety at Home and in the Car
- Community and Urban Gardening
- Know Your Landlord Maintenance Responsibilities Before Moving In
- Lightning Protection for Your Home
- How to Kill Fruit-Flies in 5 Easy Steps
- Flooded Basement Common Causes
- Furnace Maintenance Must-Knows
- How to Get Rid of Cigarette Smell
- Historic Home Maintenance
- How to Care for Your Clothes Dryer
- How To Eliminate Dust In Your House
- DIY Home Renovations. The Pros & Cons of Doing It Yourself
- How to Keep Unwanted Home Fires From Burning
- Pros and Cons of Metal Roofs for Your Home
- Home a Sorry Sight? Try These 7 Curb Appeal Fixes
- Are Power Surges Damaging Your Electronics?
- What to Do After a Tornado
- What makes a good tenant? Keeping your rental property in tip-top shape
- Insurance Issues to Consider When Hosting a House Party
- Lead Poisoning From Paint
- How To Save On Energy Bills
- Find Out What Repairs Your Homeowners Insurance Might Cover
- First Time Home Owner
- Save Trees From the Emerald Ash Borer
- How to Get Rid of Nuisance Deer
- How to Keep Birds Away From Your House
- Make Your Windows Energy Efficient
- What to Do After a House Fire
- Extension Cord Safety: What to Do and What to Avoid
- Plumbing Maintenance Tips
- 11 Signs You Should Think About Rewiring Your Home
- Pet Hazards
- Safer Door Hinges to Make Your Home More Secure
- DIY Home Renovations. The Pros & Cons of Doing It Yourself
- Protect Your Home Against Common Causes of House Fires
- Roof Maintenance For Your Home
- Perform An Annual Home Safety Audit
- Ways To Help Limit Wasted Water
- How to Secure Your Smart Home and Help Keep Your Data Safe
- How Do I Get Rid of Bed Bugs?
- DIY Pest Management & Wildlife Control Tips
- Why Attic Ventilation Matters
- Storm Windows Help Protect Against Severe Weather
- Protect Kids From a Furniture Tip-Over
- Safety Tips to Help Prevent Home Fires
- HELOC Payoff Calculator
- Steps for Maintaining Your Washing Machine
- Is Lead Lurking in Your Tap Water?
- Energy Efficient Light Bulbs: What are the Differences?
- What to Know About Pruning in the Summer
- Must Have Tools for Homeowners
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