These home resources aim to help make your home safe, comfortable and affordable.
A well-maintained home provides a safe place for you and your family to create memories for years to come. Maintaining a home means keeping it clean and free of unnecessary clutter; protected from the elements; protected from pests; and visually appealing.
The manual below from our Construction team is one of the home resources we offer to help you renovate or keep up your home.
Let our Construction staff walk you through some basic home maintenance.
How to use your window blinds
This video from Habitat Orlando & Osceola’s Construction staff shows you how to raise and lower the window blinds in your Habitat home.
How to maintain the doors of your Habitat home
This tutorial from Habitat Orlando & Osceola’s construction team goes over some common issues with doors, including:
- Tightening doorknobs
- Replacing closet doors on their tracks
How to maintain the electrical components of your Habitat home
This maintenance class will go over maintaining the electrical systems of your home. Topics covered in this video include:
- Changing your interior can lights
- Changing your porch lights
- Maintaining your smoke detector
Basic methods of maintaining your HVAC system
Learn some basic methods of maintaining your HVAC system. This video covers:
- Changing your air filters
- Cleaning the drain
- Vacuuming the drain line.
How to maintain your home’s plumbing
Habitat Orlando & Osceola’s construction staff describes basic ways to maintain your home’s plumbing. This video describes:
- Dealing with leaks under the sink
- Changing out the faucet
- Using the exterior shut off valves
- Adjusting the water heater.
We also feature DIY advice and other resources for homeowners – and renters – on our blog.
How to prepare for hurricane season
Preparation for a hurricane starts long before a storm sighting. The start of hurricane season, June 1, offers the perfect opportunity to review supplies, plans and best practices for hurricane safety.
Try these 3 simple steps to check your financial health
Here are a few ways to determine your own financial health based in part on tips from Habitat Orlando & Osceola homeowner classes.
How to become a first-time homebuyer with Habitat for Humanity
Do you know what it takes to be a first-time hombuyer with Habitat for Humanity Greater Orlando & Osceola County? Read on to learn more.
3 ways to make your home environmentally friendly this Earth Day
Make your own home energy-efficient with these tips from Habitat Orlando & Osceola.
5 tips for growing a tasty garden
Pepper your pretty landscaping with fruits, vegetables, and herbs. Edible gardening provides fresh, healthy food to gardeners – and can save them from a trip to the grocery store.