HOME CARE EDUCATION

When it comes to adding value to your home, both small and large efforts can have a big impact on the look and feel of your living space. From the small steps, like regular cleaning and repairs, to big steps, like feature upgrades and room remodels, our Home Care Education content is designed to to help you get started on your next home improvement project. 

 

Why take care of your home? 

Buying a home is a big investment that requires long term, ongoing care and maintenance. For every $1 spent on maintenance, homeowners can save up to approximately $100 in future repairs. So, by taking care of your home and all of its interrelated systems, you can add value to your investment and reap some pretty important benefits, including:  

  • Increased home resale value 

  • Improved comfort and safety of your living space  

  • Improved lifespan of your home systems (heating, cooling, appliances, etc.)  

  • Greater energy efficiency of your home 

  • Saved time and money down the road 

 

Our program content

In the past, our Home Care program provided monthly, in-person workshops that focused on important topics related to home maintenance, repair, and renovation. Unfortunately, due to public health concerns related to COVID-19, we've had to put these workshops on hold and we hope to get back to them when it's safe to do so.

In the meantime, we've continued producing helpful educational content because we understand that taking care of your home is an ongoing process that can't be put on pause. Below, you will find video versions of some of our workshops, as well informational articles and additional resources.  

 

Is there a specific topic or question related to home maintenance that you want to learn more about? Let us know and we will work to include it in our future content. 

 

Interest list

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Videos 

Healthy Home Routines for Spring: Check out this virtual presentation, which provides a general overview of springtime inspections and checks that you can do to keep your home healthy and happy this season.

You can access the checklists and resources referenced in the presentation here: 

 

Plumbing 101: Whether it’s a clogged drain or a leaky faucet, plumbing jobs can be common conundrums for homeowners. This video provides an overview of the home plumbing system, as well as basic plumbing skills, terms, and tools for the budding DIYer. 

 

Weatherization and air sealing: This video presentation provides an introduction to DIY home weatherization, focusing on areas of the home that are most prone to air leaks. By sealing up these cracks and gaps around the home, you can keep warm air in and cold air out during this winter. 

 

Questions? 

You can contact us by calling (312)-563-0296 or emailing info@habitatchicago.org

 

Want more Ideas and Resources? 

Take a look at our Home Maintenance and Energy Efficiency pages. They contain top tips and checklists for taking care of your home all year long.  

 

 

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