BrightNest has been around since 2011, but it’s only now that the home maintenance site has released its official app for iOS.

Home Maintenance by BrightNest is here, and it promises to provide you with useful tips on how to take care of your home.

But first, Home Maintenance by BrightNest has to know several things about you and your home before you can proceed to using the app.

Do you have kids or pets in your home? Do you also take care of a garden, a pool, a garage, a basement, or an attic? Does your home have an air conditioner, a furnace, a boiler, or a water heater? And do you want tips that are “savvy,” “clean,” “green,” “healthy,” “handy,” or “creative”?

Based on your responses to these questions, Home Maintenance by BrightNess can customize tips for you.

Furthermore, it requires you to enter your zip code, apparently so that the app can customize tips to your region and climate.

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Once your account is set up, you can begin exploring BrightNest’s collection of maintenance, cleaning, organizing, DIY, and design articles. These include, but are definitely not limited to:

  • Changing air filters
  • Chalkboard paint ideas
  • Unclogging a showerhead
  • Making your own dish soap
  • Homemade disinfectant spray
  • Upcycling wine bottles
  • Inspecting your attic and basement
  • Jewelry organization ideas
  • Cleaning your microwave with lemon

The app lets you favorite articles for quick reference. It also lets you schedule tasks based on the articles themselves.

Optimized for iPhone and iPod touch running iOS 5.0 or later, Home Maintenance by BrightNest is available now in the App Store for free.