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Home Maintenance

Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors

August 12, 2014

It’s important to test smoke and carbon monoxide detectors in your home on a regular basis. A smoke detector’s job is complicated. Using an ionization chamber, it senses subtle changes in the electronic current of your air and alerts you of life-threatening situations. Your job is simple – make sure that your smoke and carbon […]

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Adding a Deck

August 7, 2014

Building a deck can be a great addition to your home, creating a very inviting outdoor space for entertaining and relaxing. While decks can provide a great atmosphere, keep in mind that the elements will affect the surface of your deck, so regular maintenance is important. Normal climate changes will cause wood to expand and […]

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Landscape: Drainage Is Important

August 5, 2014

Your landscape should include a properly graded yard to allow for good drainage for your homesite and for those homesites around yours. Grading basically means that the dirt has been placed at an angle to drain water away from your home, particularly away from your foundation. While proper grading is a major part of a […]

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Home Care: Your Roof

July 24, 2014

Your roof does not require a great deal of maintenance, but it does need to be kept free of debris. Twigs, leaves, and other materials should be kept out of gutters and downspouts, and should be prevented from piling up at the valleys, which is where two or more sections of roof meet. Keeping these […]

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Garage Door Care and Maintenance

July 22, 2014

While garage doors require very little maintenance, it is important to keep them working safely and smoothly. All hinges and rollers should be lubricated and tightened on a regular basis. If you have an electric opener, the opener chain will need to be lubricated, as well. You should check with the manufacturer’s specifications to determine […]

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Home Care: Efflorescence

July 17, 2014

A discoloration, generally white in color, may develop on your stucco, brick or stacked stone surfaces. This is known as efflorescence and is basically just salt that is deposited on the surface through a natural chemical process. It is generally more prevalent in wet and cold weather. Although efflorescence changes the appearance of the surface, […]

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Maintaining Proper Drainage

July 8, 2014

The land around your new Lennar home has been graded to provide proper drainage for your homesite and the surrounding area. During the grading process, dirt is placed at an angle to drain water away from your home, particularly away from your foundation. While proper grading is a major part of a good drainage system, […]

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Draining a Water Heater

July 1, 2014

Draining the water heater in your new Lennar home is a part of homeowner maintenance that should be done at least once a year. Check the manufacturer’s instructions for more information about your particular water heater and the suggested frequency for flushing the system. The purpose of draining your water heater is to remove limestone […]

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