DIY Quick Fixes for Home
Are you dependent on a handyman to do all your home repair? Do you think to fix these problems is way out of your league? But the truth is even beginner DIYers can handle many of such repairs to save a lot of time and money in the process.
Here are some quick tricks to do your home repairs without any technical assistance.
Squeaky door hinges
When the doors are little old they start to make squeaky sounds like the ones you must have heard in horror movies. To get rid of this horrible sound spray a little rust remover liquid onto the hinges, moving the door back and forth to work in the lubricant. Or rub the hinges with PETROLEUM GELLY. If these tricks don’t work, lift the hinge pins about halfway and lubricate them with grease or oil.
Over time the floor tiles tend to get loose and start to make noise while walking. There is a temporary fix to this situation, sprinkle talcum powder over the noisy area and sweep it into the cracks. Be sure to remove any traces of powder if you’re ever going to refinish the floor.
To fix a peeling wallpaper smear wallpaper paste onto a piece of writing paper with a knife. Rub the paper against the peeling side of wallpaper. Press the wallpaper against the wall and slide the writing paper out smoothly and slide the bubbles away with a dry clean cloth.
Cracks and holes on walls
Drywall is everywhere hence it is surprisingly susceptible to damage. But it is really easy to patch the normal drywall damage like cracks, dings, and even the holes. These damage in the drywall can be easily fixed by using wall putty or POP.
Due to rusting or internal damage lock get sticky after some time. It doesn’t mean that you have to replace the lock, you can fix it with a simple trick by using pencil. Just rub the edges of your key with the pencil, coating it with enough graphite. Insert the key in the lock to lubricate it properly. Repeat as needed until the lock is opening smoothly.
Leaking Plumbing Pipes
There are simple ways to find and stop water leakages in your plumbing before they cause rot and other expensive damage. Use the water sealant to stop the water leaks due to cracks and leakage in pipelines.
Toilet clogs seem to happen at the most inopportune moments. If the plunger is not working for unclogging the toilet there is a simple trick you can use. Pour about 1/2 cup of liquid soap in and let it sit for a while. The liquid soap reduces friction and will easily drain out the clogging contents.
The annoying drip of a leaky faucet can cause a high level of water wastage. Fortunately, it’s easy to fix it by yourself if you can identify the type of faucet and get the required tools for the job. Most of the time problem is as simple as the loose bolt or deteriorated adhesive which can be easily tightened or replaced.