Home Maintenance Tips

Seasonal maintenance. Tips for preventing contractor fraud. Use these home maintenance ideas to protect your home.

11 tips to boost home security by improving garage security

An attached garage can be a weak link in home security. Check out our home security tips for boosting garage security to keep thieves out of your home.

Call before you dig

If your next landscaping or gardening project requires even a little digging, dial 811. Here's how it works.

11 common house maintenance costs

Find out how much to set aside each year for house maintenance and the average cost of common property repairs.

Driveway repair and maintenance

Whether your driveway is brand new or celebrating a new decade, these driveway maintenance tips can help you maximize its lifespan.

10 energy saving tips to help lower your utility bill

Reduce your utility bill by programming your thermostats, lowering water temperature, and air drying. Check out our full list for energy saving tips.

Fall home maintenance tips

There's more to preparing for fall than raking! Follow these fall home maintenance tips to keep you ahead of the cool temperatures and falling leaves.

How does a sump pump work?

What is a sump pump? How does a sump pump work? How long do sump pumps last? This infographic explains.

How do I prevent mold growth?

Mold prevention starts with controlling moisture in your home. But, that's not all. Learn more about how to prevent mold in your home.

How to save energy at home

Ever wonder how to go green or just curious why go green at all? Ameriprise Auto & Home Insurance provides information and tips to help you get started.

Tips for an ice dam-free winter

An ice dam can wreak havoc on your roof and your wallet. Learn how to prevent ice dams from damaging your house with these helpful maintenance tips.

After the ice storm: Ice removal tips

Ice storms can leave sidewalks and driveways slick and dangerous. Decrease the risk of an injury by using these ice removal tips to clear your sidewalk.

Home remodeling costs vs. value

Learn if the cost of a home remodeling project will help you recover your investment when selling the property. Get the answer you need.

The rundown on roof maintenance and repair

Avoid a costly roof repair or replacement by following a schedule. Use our roof maintenance checklist and follow these tips to spot signs of damage.

Snow removal tips

Shoveling snow and using snow blowers can be a real pain, especially to your back. Check out our snow shoveling tips for preventing injuries to yourself and others.

Summer energy efficiency ideas

When temperatures rise, so can your electric bill. Keep your utility costs in check with these summer energy saving tips from Ameriprise Auto & Home.

7 tips and tricks for basement waterproofing

Water can seep into basements through cracks in the foundation wall. Protect your basement with these 7 tips and tricks for basement waterproofing.

10 tips to prevent home contractor fraud

Preventing contractor fraud helps you do your home improvement project right. Put your trust in someone reliable with our tips on how to choose a contractor.

Types of mold and mold removal

Get information on the types of mold that may grow in your home, along with 8 mold removal tips.

What to do when the power goes out

Whether your power is out for a few hours or a power outage lasts a few days, these tips help you know what to do when the power goes out.