Are you a first time homeowner? You probably don’t know it yet but things around your home are gonna start breaking one by one soon. Home ownership requires a commitment to keeping your place safe and running smoothly. In addition, making occasional repairs is part of the responsibility. No need to worry because having a reliable handyman will keep yous stress free. For minor home repairs though, do you still need to call the experts? Why not try “do it yourself home repairs”? Knowing how to perform simple solutions to your household problems will get the work done on your schedule and it will also help you save money! So here are a few minor home problems with simple DIY solutions:
Squeaky Door Hinges can be solved using WD-40. Spray it onto the hinges, moving the door back and forth. Or you can also try rubbing the hinges with petroleum jelly or a bar of used soap. If these tricks don’t work, lift the hinge pins about halfway and lubricate them with lotion or three-in-one oil. Goodbye squeaky sounds!
Talcum powder can be used as a temporary fix for squeaky or creaking floors. Sprinkle a small amount over the noisy area and sweep it into the cracks. Remember to sweep off the excess powder.
Painting your home’s interior can also be done without asking help from the professionals. You can save both time and money by strategically touching up your paint when needed. Roll leftover paint you had from previous paint jobs over the dirty spots on your walls and let it dry. Simple.
Can’t live without your hot shower? Then you should definitely drain the water and clean the inside surface of your water heater’s floor. This will prevent from particles settling to the bottom of the tank which can subsequently cause damage to the floor of your water heater.
For bath tubs and sinks with stains, a simple homemade mixture will do the trick. Combine cream of tartar and baking soda with lemon juice to make a paste. Using the mixture, rub the areas of stain and leave it on for 30 minutes then rinse with water.
To prevent water accumulation in basements, clean your gutters once or twice yearly by removing all debris from the channels and rinsing them thoroughly. Gutters are designed to capture water and debris from your roof so there will definitely be a lot of stuff in there.
Gas coming out of the burner of your stove is most likely a problem with the lighter so check to see if there’s been a power interruption. You can also clean the ignition near the burner and the ignition hole with a dry cloth or toothbrush.
Most people don’t know this but restoring flattened down cushions to its original form is actually possible and easy to do. Placing them under the sun for a few hours will evaporate the moisture inside the cushions.
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