7 Easy and Quick Fixes that Every Homeowner Should Learn

7 Easy and Quick Fixes that Every Homeowner Should Learn

7 Easy and Quick Fixes that Every Homeowner Should Learn

For many homeowners, home repairs and maintenance can be quite daunting and intimidating. Some even fear that if they try to fix things, it might result to further damage and problem. For them, it’s best to hire a professional to fix what’s broken around their houses.  Well, that might the best choice to make if you have the budget for home maintenance and repairs.

But what if you are on a tight budget? What if the problem requires immediate fixing or repair?  Calling a professional to help you out is obviously not an option anymore. The best you can do is to try fixing it yourself and hope for the best.

To help you out with your DIY home repairs, here are few tips and advice for most common household problems.

For that noisy and squeaky door

Having problems with squeaky and noisy door hinges? Here’s a simple solution for it. Spray a little WD40 onto the door hinges while moving it back and forth.  Lubricants like petroleum jelly and three-in-one-oil can also do the trick if you don’t have WD-40 at home.

For the slamming door

Wrap a piece of wide rubber band around the doorknobs on both sides of the door. Make sure to stretch it across the edge of the door without covering the latch. You can also install few pieces of peel-an-stick foam weather stripping around the doorstop.

For the stuck/hard to move sliding windows

Wipe the tracks of the sliding windows with lubricant. For best results, use a small amount of silicone spray lubricant to grease the tracks.

For the noisy and squeaky floor

Sprinkle some talcum powder over the noisy area of the floor and sweep it into the cracks. Just make sure to remove the powder if you are going to fix the floor for good.

For the peeling wallpaper

Put some wallpaper paste on a piece of clean paper then rub it against the underside of the peeling section. Press the wallpaper against the wall and slowly slide the paper out. Smooth the bubbles away with a cloth.

For the hard-to-remove light bulb

Cut a foot-long strip of a duct tape. Press the center of it into the center of the bulb. Fold each loose end in half. Grip each end between your thumb and index finger. Move and twist it slowly counterclockwise until it loosens up.

For the dusty chandelier

Wear with a pair of cotton gloves – one is dry while the other one is dampened with cleaning solution. Wipe each and every part of the chandelier with the damp glove and dry it up with the other one. Just make sure that the chandelier has already cooled down before you proceed.

For more information about these tips and advice, you can head over to YouTube and search for a video tutorial.

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Ron is the webmaster of Apartments-For-Rent-In-Michigan.Com. He often writes tips and advice for homeowners, tenants, and landlords. You can visit this blog for more information.

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