6 Small Home Repairs You Have Been Avoiding
It’s weird that people put a lot of money into buying a home and then forget to put in a little time and effort to maintain it. Your house is probably craving for some small improvements that you can easily do, but you have been postponing doing them for a while. Here are six small home repairs you have been avoiding.
Patching That Hole in the plaster boards
Sooner or later, you will end up with a hole in one of your walls. It can be from nails or screws, but it can also be a bigger hole if you, for example, knocked your fist through the wall. Depending on the size of the hole, patching it can take a bit of your time. However, it is worth the effort because your wall will look as good as new when you finish.
Dealing with That Stuck Window
How long has it been since you last opened that window in the room upstairs? If it has been months, there is a chance that dirt has piled up so much that you can’t even open it anymore. Fortunately, you can use a combo of elbow grease and a putty knife to deal with the issue at hand. You can even get creative and use a pizza cutter, but I don’t suggest that if you are worried about the paint.
Changing the Light Switch
Let’s clarify one thing – it’s always better to leave anything related to electricity to a professional. However, changing a light switch is pretty much an easy job. Use a screwdriver to remove the switch and then disconnect the wires. The crucial thing is to test them to ensure there is no power running through them. The final step is to attach the wires to a new switch and screw it to the wall once again. Once again, I urge you to make sure to take all the precautions needed when performing this home repair.
Fixing a Leaky Pipe
It’s not uncommon that a tube leak happens in the kitchen or bathroom. But it’s much more ordinary to leave it leaking if it only lets a few drops. It’s crucial to fix a leaky pipe immediately because it can cause a bigger leak and lead to a major repair, which can be costly. Call Ken the Fix It Man to do the job for you if you don’t feel up for it!
Unclogging Your Toilet
I will not lie to you – this can become a dirty job. The first thing to do when trying to unclog your toilet is to use an appropriate plunger. Believe it or not, there is a particular type for toilets and another kind for sinks. If using the plunger doesn’t work, you should try an auger. They cost a bit more, but they should be worth the investment.
While we are discussing the toilet issues, you should also consider fixing that leak. This is a cheap fix, and it usually involves replacing a rubber that was no longer soft. It can be the filling value, but whatever it is, you can buy it for very little money. You just need to invest some time and perform the small home repair you have been avoiding for a long time. You may not be able to perform these tasks or have the necessary tool but Ken the Fixit Man your fast and reliable handyman in Toowoomba, can and does, so give have a call
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