Keeping your home well-maintained can add to its value and save you money in the long run. But it can be hard to decide when to take on a home maintenance project yourself and when to bring in a professional. Find the answers to your home maintenance FAQs.

Home Maintenance Tips from Diamond Certified Experts

How to fix a swinging door: Dennis Thompson of Thompson Construction
If a door in your home tends to swing open or closed, you might be surprised to learn that a simple adjustment can make a huge difference. First, remove a pin from one of the door’s hinges. Place it on a hard surface and hit it with a hammer to give it a slight bend in the middle… Read more

How to properly clean a window: Joe Velasquez of Crystal Clear Window Cleaning, LLC
If you end up with smudges whenever you clean your windows, it’s time to rethink your technique. While the actual cleaning is pretty straightforward, many people encounter problems during the drying stage… Read more

How to remove a recurrent carpet spot: Scott Sunkel of Start Fresh Restoration & Carpet Connoisseurs
If you have a carpet spot that reappears after repeated cleanings, don’t give up before attempting the following procedure. First, take a warm, wet, wrung-out towel and work from the outside of the spot toward the middle… Read more

How to replace a water heater anode rod: Scott Duncan of Duncan Plumbing Ent., Inc.
Comprised of either magnesium, aluminum or aluminum/zinc alloy, a water heater’s anode rod serves a single purpose: to attract and absorb corrosion so the tank doesn’t. After years of sustained subjection to corrosive activity, however, an anode rod ceases to fulfill its primary function… Read more