Basic Home Maintenance How-Tos Everyone Should Know

Your home is one of the most high-priced items you’ll ever pay for, so you should take good care of it, whether you’re renting or buying. Every home needs periodic maintenance and repairs. Any time there’s something in your house that goes haywire, you don’t have to call a handyman. If you make sure that you have these key home maintenance skills under your belt, you will handle those jobs like a pro. They will come in helpful if you are redoing the house, upgrading a room, or just trying to keep everything in top shape.

How to Fix Squeaky Floors

Whether it’s your home or you’ve just rented an apartment/house, squeaky floors, whether  under carpets or a hardwood floor, can be a super-annoying problem in your house. Use a stud finder to find a floor joint near the squeak and then use a drill to drive through the carpet and pad and into solid wood in a low-profile trim screw to eliminate noises under the carpet. If it still produces noise, drive in more. It is also easier for wood floors. Just sprinkle some talcum powder onto the cracks near the squeak. Use a broom to spread the powder into the gaps to get in, and the noises should stop.

How To Get Rid Of Pet Fur

Pet hair/fur can quickly build up and become an annoyance around the home. Dragging a window squeegee over the surfaces is an easy way to extract it from the carpet or upholstered furniture. The hair will stick to the edge of the rubber, making cleaning fast and easy.

How To Handle A Clogged Toilet

There are two things you can try before you call a plumber to unclog a toilet. First, if there is not much water in the bowl, take a plunger, and make 8-10 strong thrusts downwards. At this point, most minor clogs should clear up, and water should flow freely. If not, it’s time for an auger. Usually, toilet augers cost a little more than plungers, but they can handle harder clogs than a basic plunger can. Run the auger’s end into the toilet and when the end hits the clog, begin turning the crank. You should be able to get the clog out if you have a strong grip on it.

How To Repair Leaky Kitchen Drain

This may be caused by either a worn-out washer or a compression nut that seals the drain and has become loose or broken. To repair this, you’ll first need to turn the water off in the sink. Place a bucket under the pipe once the water is off, and twist off the compression nuts (the large, white bits you can unscrew). It would be best if you used this opportunity to rinse out the curved pipe that can get pretty grimy by design (called a P-trap).

How To Caulk Gaps And Cracks

For fixed areas of your house, such as window frames and electrical outlets, caulking is the air-sealing technique of choice. Wait for a nice, dry day; clean the area you’re caulking and remove any loose debris; keep the gun at a 45-degree angle consistently, and apply the caulk without stopping in a smooth stream.

How To Clean Up Burnt Pans

Eventually, heavy use of cooking with stainless steel pans will result in black and brown burned marks throughout the cookware. Mix equal parts of baking soda with tartar cream with a drop or two of liquid dishwashing soap for easy removal without using toxic chemicals such as oven spray. Put the mixture in and then add some hot water to the burned spots. Let the black marks sit for a few minutes, then scrub them out.

Professional Home Remodeling Service

As mentioned, basic home maintenance skills could help handle certain situations. Still, if you are thinking about remodeling your whole house or just a bathroom, you need professional home remodeling services. Hiring a professional service can help save time, money, and you will be amazed at the results. Home remodeling companies provide all sorts of services from bathroom remodel, kitchen remodels, and light fixtures to drywall repairing. If you need a shower replacement, you can contact a professional home remodeling services.

In Conclusion

There’s no lack of items in your house that can break, of course, but you’ll find that with only a little bit of Google-fu and a few dollars worth of supplies from a hardware store, a good deal of stuff can be repaired. A professional should take care of some things, particularly when it comes to protection, but if something’s broken at your home and it’s not on this list, search online before calling a repairman.

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