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Home maintenance and safety

Caring for our home is an important part of our lives. This practical, research-based information can help you maintain your home and create a healthy, safe environment.

Cleaning for a healthy home

Prevent roaches and other pests as well as unnecessary wear and tear with these cleaning tips.

Keep your home safe from fire

Get tips for keeping your family safe from fire at home.

Cold weather rule keeps the heat on

Keep the heat on in the winter by applying for help under Minnesota’s Cold Weather Rule.

Keep your home warm and safe in winter

Ensure your home is warm and safe in cold weather and get tips to reduce your heating costs.

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