Home Maintenance

Your home is one of the single biggest investments you’ll ever make—be sure you do all you can to care for it. Get hands-on advice to help you make the most of your investment and ensure your home remains safe and comfortable for your family. From carpet care and general maintenance to mold and building materials, let NAHB be your guide.

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Home Maintenance Made Easy provides home owners with a sensible approach to regular home maintenance.
2013
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The Christmas tree is the centerpiece of holiday memories for many people. Whether your family’s trees tend to be Norman Rockwell-like perfect, or more like the sad, spindly Charlie Brown variety, here are some things you should know to ensure you get the tree you want, and keep it in good …
10/28/2013
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If you’re thinking about painting the exterior of your home yourself, your first decision shouldn’t concern the color or sheen of the paint but, rather, who’s going to do the painting. Deciding whether to hire a contractor or do the work yourself has implications for your social …
7/18/2013
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Do you and your family have fun in your yard, or is it just unused space that means you have a long list of chores this weekend? A well-planned yard gives you extra room to enjoy without adding a tremendous amount of upkeep, and summer is a great time for you to start making a master plan for …
4/30/2013
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This article is on how to keep your lawn beautiful and lush, even in the hot summer months.
3/22/2013
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This post from NAHB's Eye on Housing blog describes why it costs less on average to maintain a new home as compared to an existing home.
3/21/2013
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An article about the steps home owners can take to get a house sold quickly.
1/2/2013
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This checklist will help you select a builder or remodeler to work on or build your home.
5/3/2012
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Spend lazy Saturday afternoons browsing the pages of Architectural Digest or Dwell, wishing you had the budget to hire an interior designer to replicate their artistic interiors? Well-designed rooms don’t always have to come with a huge price tag; in fact, designing on a budget may be easier …
1/4/2012
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Every New Year, do you make the same old resolutions? Go to the gym. Quit smoking. Be more organized. Then, like many people, do you abandon these goals within a month or two? Here are some resolutions you can make — and keep — that will benefit not only you, but also your family, your …
1/4/2012
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When you first move into your new home, you wonder how you are going to fill up the large, empty space. Pretty soon life takes over — and before you know it, you are wondering where all of that space went. If you find yourself struggling to find room to store everything you’ve …
7/14/2011
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Summer is a great time to entertain visiting friends and family.  There are some guests, however, that you shouldn’t allow into your home — pests such as ants, roaches, rats and termites. Pest infestations are more than a nuisance. It is important to protect your family from …
7/14/2011
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Does the mere thought of tackling your weekly house cleaning chores exhaust you? Unfortunately you can’t eliminate the tasks entirely or you and your house will quickly become the talk of the neighborhood. Don’t fret! Simply incorporate these quick cleaning tips into your …
5/12/2011
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Tips for home owners about the EPA lead rule for remodeling pre-1978 homes.
4/27/2011
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Exposure to high levels of radon can cause lung cancer. Watch this video to learn what home owners need to know about radon, its health risks, how to test for it, and what to do.
12/2/2010
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Your home may be the biggest investment you will ever make. Taking good care of it with regular maintenance is necessary to maintain its value and ensure it will provide a comfortable, safe shelter for you and your family for a long time. Here is a home maintenance quiz that will test your …
11/17/2010
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A helpful guide showing how long many home components, including appliances and structures, should last with proper maintenance.
7/20/2010
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Learn how to organize your storage and get a new lease on life.
3/5/2010
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This article provides essential lawn care and home maintenance tasks to take care of in the fall.
9/29/2009
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This article has advice on making sure your barbecuing is both safe and fun for your family this summer.
6/19/2009
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