Home Maintenance and Repair

Maintenance Matters

Maintaining your Dehumidifier:
  • For more information on how a dehumidifier works, watch this video which also discusses appliance repair and includes troubleshooting tips.
  • This video provides instructions on how to take apart and clean a dehumidifier.
Possible problems with a non-functioning dehumidifier:
  1. The drain water backed up into the bucket and filled it up.
  2. The filter got too dirty.
  3. There is no electricity reaching the unit (which you can attempt to resolve by resetting the GFCI switch on the outlet.)

 

Ultimately, you may need to purchase a new dehumidifier.

COURSES
Electrical Maintenance
  • Description: Identifying electrical problems the homeowner will be capable of addressing and knowing when it is necessary to contact an electrician.
  • Class Size: 10 per session.
  • Registration: Required. Register online or call 336.765.8854 ext. 135.
Electrical: Replacing a Light Fixture
  • Description: Learn how to detach and replace a light fixture, electrical safety tips, and more!
  • Class Size: 10 per session.
  • Registration: Required. Register online or call 336.765.8854 ext. 135.
Floors: Laying Floor Tiles
  • Description: Learn how to properly remove, replace, and/or install floor tiles.
  • Class Size: 10 per session.
  • Registration: Required. Register online or call 336.765.8854 ext. 135.
Plumbing: Leaky Connections
  • Description: Building a basic level of skill/knowledge of plumbing maintenance and repairs for leaky connections bath, kitchen and washers.
  • Class Size: 10 per session.
  • Registration: Required. Register online or call 336.765.8854 ext. 135.
Plumbing: Clogged Drains
  • Description: Building a basic level of skill/knowledge of plumbing maintenance and repairs for clogged drains in bath, kitchen and/or behind washers.
  • Class Size: 10 per session.
  • Registration: Required. Register online or call 336.765.8854 ext. 135.
Proper Use of Household Tools
  • Description: Learn more about household tools: what they are, how to use them and safety tips.
  • Class Size: 14 people.
  • Registration: Required. Register online or call 336.765.8854 ext. 135.
Weatherization
  • Description: Addressing the most common home maintenance issues related to weatherization and providing the steps to maintain, repair and/or resolve them: things to check and to do related to keeping your home and related heating/cooling systems operating efficiently.
  • Registration: Required. Register online or call 336.765.8854 ext. 135.

Note: The $15 fee per course for these hands-on sessions helps to cover the cost of class materials.

COURSES
Electrical Maintenance
  • Description: Identifying electrical problems the homeowner will be capable of addressing and knowing when it is necessary to contact an electrician.
  • Class Size: 10 per session.
  • Registration: Required. Register online or call 336.765.8854 ext. 135.
Electrical: Replacing a Light Fixture
  • Description: Learn how to detach and replace a light fixture, electrical safety tips, and more!
  • Class Size: 10 per session.
  • Registration: Required. Register online or call 336.765.8854 ext. 135.
Floors: Laying Floor Tiles
  • Description: Learn how to properly remove, replace, and/or install floor tiles.
  • Class Size: 10 per session.
  • Registration: Required. Register online or call 336.765.8854 ext. 135.
Plumbing: Leaky Connections
  • Description: Building a basic level of skill/knowledge of plumbing maintenance and repairs for leaky connections bath, kitchen and washers.
  • Class Size: 10 per session.
  • Registration: Required. Register online or call 336.765.8854 ext. 135.
Plumbing: Clogged Drains
  • Description: Building a basic level of skill/knowledge of plumbing maintenance and repairs for clogged drains in bath, kitchen and/or behind washers.
  • Class Size: 10 per session.
  • Registration: Required. Register online or call 336.765.8854 ext. 135.
Proper Use of Household Tools
  • Description: Learn more about household tools: what they are, how to use them and safety tips.
  • Class Size: 14 people.
  • Registration: Required. Register online or call 336.765.8854 ext. 135.
Weatherization
  • Description: Addressing the most common home maintenance issues related to weatherization and providing the steps to maintain, repair and/or resolve them: things to check and to do related to keeping your home and related heating/cooling systems operating efficiently.
  • Registration: Required. Register online or call 336.765.8854 ext. 135.

Note: The $15 fee per course for these hands-on sessions helps to cover the cost of class materials.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES
Tip Sheets:
Home Maintenance Schedule and Checklist:
Videos:
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES
Tip Sheets:
Home Maintenance Schedule and Checklist:
Videos:

On the lefthand side of the screen you can find a drop-down list of the courses offered as part of the Home Maintenance / Home Repair Program curriculum at Habitat Forsyth. You may also review the calendar to find classes that are currently scheduled. Once you have decided on a class you would like to attend, please complete and submit the registration form or register over the phone by calling 336.765.8854 ext. 135.

The Home Maintenance curriculum is developed with the Habitat homeowner in mind, but is open to homeowners in the Boston Thurmond and the Bowen Park/Dreamland neighborhoods, as well as any other neighborhood across Winston-Salem/Forsyth County. These courses will be held in the classroom inside the Dan Pearson Construction Technology Center on our campus and are open to any homeowner (or interested person) in the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County area. Class size is kept small to ensure that each learner can demonstrate the skills taught. Program incentives (e.g. various tools) are awarded with each class completed. Cost: $15 per course.

If you have any questions, please call 336.765.8854 ext. 135 or email TrainingEd@habitatforsyth.org. You can contact Lakisha directly at 336.306.8433 if you have an issue paying the class fee.

“I have enjoyed all the classes so much, so interesting and informative with great teachers! I really appreciate all the knowledge I have gained in home maintenance and the little gifts given out each class to help us on our way! Thank you again for a wonderful education program that has taught me so much for so little! I hope to take all your great classes and some even twice!”