Common Home Maintenance Issues and How-To Repair Instructions
Some of the most common home maintenance issues are easy fixes that you can tackle on your own. Below we list common problems and how to make repairs. Of course if you ever need to call a professional because you don't have the time or are unable to make the repairs on your own, call us, we are there when you need us.
CONSTANTLY RUNNING TOILET
Running toilets are not only annoying but wasteful. Running toilets waste a lot of water and can be easily repaired by following these instructions for how to fix a running toilet.
Holes in walls happen but they are an easy fix if you follow these do-it yourself instructions.
When done correctly drywall repairs can be made so that you will never know the hole was there. Follow these instructions and an important trick to drywall repair is to match the texture and existing paint color. If you are not sure how to match the texture or paint or just don't want to take on this project alone, give us a call, we are there when you need us.
REPLACE A KITCHEN FAUCET
Leaking faucets can be tricky. Sometimes you can replace the stems to stop a leak. Depending on the quality of your faucet, it typically takes less time and is a better fix to just replace the faucet. Faucet parts get worn and over time start to leak and replacing the faucet is usually the best option. If you are unsure about the best solution for your leaking faucet, give us a call, we can help and we are there when you need us. If you do want to try and tackle this project on your own, follow these step-by-step instructions.
GETTING RID OF BATHROOM MOLD
This is a common problem in bathrooms that don't have a bathroom exhaust fan. To clean up the mold, Mix Up a Mold-Prohibiting Spray To doubly protect your bathroom, keep a spray bottle nearby and quickly mist the tiles and caulking after your shower with these natural anti-mold solution that takes no effort to make. These solutions contains mold-prohibiting ingredients that when sprayed, protect your bathroom from becoming a breeding ground. You need white vinegar or tea tree oil, water and a spray bottle.Vinegar solution: Mix equal parts of vinegar and water in a clean spray bottle. Tea tree oil solution: Mix 10 drops of tea tree oil into a clean spray bottle filled with waterPlace the spray bottle on the 'mist' setting. It takes about four seconds to spray the tiles and then you walk away. Now you are protected from mold. These ingredients are cheap, easy to find and are highly effective. I particularly love the tea tree oil solution, as I find the scent soothing and spa-like! Remember that moisture causes fungi to grow, why not begin with the simplest solution? Because humidity is often the reason fungi start to grow, simply open a window after a shower to dry out the moisture in the air! If you have a bathroom exhaust fan keep it running for at least 20 minutes after a shower to remove any humidity from the air.
HOW TO FIX A JAMMED GARBAGE DISPOSAL
Has your garbage disposal stopped working? Follow the instructions in this video for an easy fix that any homeowner or tenant can tackle.
Sometimes fixes are more than something simple. If you try these do-it-yourself repairs and are still having issues and need to hire a professional. Give us a call, we are there when you need us to provide professional, quality repairs for you or your tenants.
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