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Home Maintenance

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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Caulking – An Important Part of Home Maintenance

June 19, 2014

Caulk is a substance that has many important uses. It is widely used in construction to seal openings where air and water might enter wall cavities, helping to prevent water damage, increase energy efficiency, and prevent insects from crawling through cracks into your Lennar home. Caulk is also used around faucets, pipes, drains, bathtubs and […]

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Caring For Your Flatwork

June 17, 2014

One of the most common concerns our Lennar homeowners share with us involves the appearance of small cracks, chips, discoloration, sinking, or other movement in pavers or flatwork. Areas where you might notice these occurrences include concrete walkways, driveways, patios and some floors. Cracks and chips are common and are caused by normal shrinkage, expansion, […]

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Spruce Up Your Backyard for Summer

May 29, 2014

Wondering how to spruce up your backyard for summer? The weather may make you want to enjoy an evening outdoors, cuddled up on patio furniture. If your yard could use some beautifying, you can consider undertaking a major project, such as building a deck, a privacy fence, or a pergola or gazebo. Alternatively, you can […]

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Maintaining Your Faucets

May 15, 2014

Taking care of the faucets in your new Lennar home should be part of your regular maintenance routine. You should plan to inspect and clean your faucet aerators on a quarterly basis. Keep in mind that normal wear and tear will take its toll on the faucet’s water pressure. This is because over time, sediment […]

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