Being a homeowner is a dream come true for many. However, being a homeowner is not only about relaxing and merry making; it takes quite a lot of commitment and maintenance to keep your home in top condition.
Pro Tip: You can save on everyday home maintenance expenses by opting for DIY solutions and diverting these saved costs towards buying a home insurance policy to for adequate reimbursement support in case of major damage.
Often, when it comes to a smooth-running home, it involves multiple things running in order, including gadgets, plumbing, and other civil work-related factors. At times, just when you fix one thing, another one starts to go out of order.
While calling a professional is also an option, they often require repeated follow-ups, charge hefty fees, and don’t always do a thorough job.
Unless it’s something major, you can always rely on these DIY tips to fix common problems that occur at your home.
Leaking faucets are relentless and irksome. However, this is an simple problem that can be dealt without calling a plumber.
Did You Know: Leaky faucets are usually caused due to faulty washers.
How To Tip: Shut off the water supply and take out the screw that holds the washer. Replace the old washer with a new one and the leak will stop immediately.
Clogged sink a very common problem in households. If the water in your sink refuses to drain, you need not call a plumber.
Did You Know: Most of the clogs clear up with plungers and water begins to flow freely.
How To Tip: You will require a plunger to solve the problem. Submerge the plunger into the sink drain and give it 8-10 good downward thrusts.
Most of the washing machines often develop this problem after a few years. However, this is a very simple problem to fix.
Did You Know: Most leaks develop due to a crack in the rubber seals of the machine.
How To Tip: Check the water hoses connected to the back of the machine. If you find a crack, turn off the water supply and replace the faulty hose.You can buy a new hose at any of the hardware stores by mentioning the model number of your machine.
Creaky, stiff and sticky doors can be very annoying. However, this problem can be fixed easily without calling a carpenter.
How To Tip: If your door is squeaking each time you move it, just spray on some lubricant such as WD 40 that is easily available at hardware stores. If you are looking for a quick fix, then rub some petroleum jelly on the hinges.
If you have sliding windows at your home, this might be a common occurrence. The good news is that you need not call the maintenance guy every time you have a problem like this.
How To Tip: Buy a silicone lubricant spray from the hardware store. Once you have the lubricant, spray it on a small piece of cloth and rub along the window tracks; your windows will start sliding smoothly once again.
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