Fixing a wobbly toilet seat
Solution: replace old, worn-out washers.
Though the cause of the overall problem is that one side of your toilet seat is shorter than the other, it’s not always because the actual seat has been carved down over years of use. Usually, it’s because plastic washers under one side of the seat are worn out or discolored from toilet chemicals. Using a screwdriver, unscrew each bolt holding down your toilet seat and remove it for replacement. If you don’t have new plastic washers on hand (or if they break quickly), consider replacing the entire seat with a metal one. The metal versions are often more expensive but last longer and won’t go wobbly in ten years. That way, you can relax knowing that your throne will stay secure regardless of what’s going on below!
Replacing door hinges
- Remove the screws holding the door hinges to the door and frame. Carefully remove the pins from your hinges.
- Take a screwdriver and hammer and remove any old paint that’s built up on the hinge-side of your door frame. Be careful not to scratch or chip your walls!
- Check for any gouges or dings in your door frame that could be preventing you from getting a good fit between your door hinges, and fill them in with wood putty before you reattach the hinges to the frame and door.
- Repaint scraped areas on both sides of your hinge-side wall and on any exposed parts of the hinge itself, then let them dry before you screw in everything again.
Fixing a leaky faucet
For a leaky faucet, you could replace the washers, but they tend to wear out over time. Alternatively, you could change out the faucet entirely or repair the pipe that connects it to your plumbing system.
If you don’t have much experience with home repairs, call a plumber and get a price before deciding whether to tackle this repair yourself.
If you know what you’re doing, you can take care of small home repairs.
The takeaway: With the correct tools and a few hours of your weekend, you can handle all of these common issues. Be sure to do your research and ask for help when necessary. You don’t want to risk an injury or poor repair job by trying to take on a bigger job than you’re ready for.Hello and welcome to our blog post on 3 Easy Fixes to Minor Home Repairs!
We all know that home repairs can be costly, but it doesn’t have to be when you know how to do them yourself. Here are three easy fixes that you can do yourself to save money and keep your home looking its best for years to come:
1. Scratched wood floors – If you have a pet or if you’ve moved furniture around, chances are your wood floors have a few scratches here and there. This is something most people would call in a handyman or flooring specialist for, but if you want to save some money and fix it yourself, here’s what you need to do. First, run the tip of a nail along the scratch. After this, clean the area with soap and water. Next, apply shoe polish to the scratched area, making sure it matches the color of your wood floors. After the polish has dried (a few hours), wipe down with mineral spirits. Lastly, use wax paper and furniture polish over the entire floor surface for a shiny finish and extended protection.
2. Squeaky door hinges – Squeaky door hinges can be noisy and annoying, especially when they wake you up
Does your home need some TLC? Even the most well-maintained homes experience minor fixes from time to time. Whether it’s a leaky faucet, or a hole in the wall, it’s important to take care of problems early on to avoid further damage and to keep your home looking its best.
If you’re not exactly living your best #carpenterlife, these minor fixes will help you save money by keeping your home in tip-top shape!
It happens to all of us: You’re sitting peacefully at home and then… you notice something’s not right. A door squeaks or a window doesn’t open. Maybe a chair is wobbly.
The good news is that these things can be fixed—and should be! Not only do minor home fixes make your day-to-day life more pleasant, they also increase the value of your house over time. If you’re thinking about selling your home, those small repairs can mean big money for you.
That said, you don’t want to spend a ton of money on professional help if you don’t need it. So here are our top three tips for easy fixes to common household problems:
1. Fix a squeaky door. Sometimes, a little bit of oil is all it takes to get rid of the annoying squeak in your door hinge. Just spray some WD-40 into the hinge and open and close the door until the squeak goes away.
2. Tighten up a wobbly chair leg. If a chair isn’t steady on its feet, try tightening up the screws with an Allen wrench or screwdriver (depending on whether it’s an Allen bolt or regular screw). If this doesn’t work, replace the
When it comes to small home repairs, there are two kinds of people: those who hire the professionals and those who take matters into their own hands. If you’re in the latter group, then you’ve likely experienced a few moments where your DIY skills were put to the test—and maybe fell short.
We get it: sometimes, you just want to save a little money by doing things yourself. But when you’re looking for DIY hacks that will actually make a difference, you need someone with a little more experience than your next door neighbor.
These three easy fixes are easy to follow and will help keep your home beautiful and comfortable without having to hire the pros.
1. When the drain is clogged, don’t reach for the harsh chemicals!
Instead, mix up a concoction of baking soda and vinegar and pour it down the drain. Let it sit overnight, and then follow that up with hot water. The combination of baking soda and vinegar will help break up any clog, while hot water flushes out any lingering residue. For extra-hard clogs (or if this doesn’t work in the first try), pour two cups of boiling water down the drain before trying this trick again.
2. Next time your paint is drying too
Whether you’re a new homeowner or an experienced pro, it’s not always easy to know when the problem is easy enough to handle yourself and when you need to call in the professionals.
You can save yourself some cash if you’re able to take care of repairs by yourself. You’ll also save on doing things like repainting your home, as you won’t be paying for the painter’s time, either!
Here are three simple fixes you can make around your home:
1. Clogged drains
The first step is to see what the blockage is. If it’s hair—which is usually the culprit—then try using a plunger before turning on any water. Just make sure that you cover the overflow drain with a wet rag so air doesn’t get sucked into the pipe. If that doesn’t work, a wire hanger will often do the trick!
2. Stained concrete floors
Nothing can make your home look dated faster than stained concrete floors. Here’s how to fix them: first apply a commercial concrete cleaner such as Simple Green in order to remove any oil from grease stains; then use vinegar mixed with water (2:1 ratio) and scrub with a brush until all of the stains are gone!
1. The dishwasher is leaking water
It can be very stressful to discover that your dishwasher is leaking. If you see a little puddle of water on the floor or bottom tray, don’t panic! It’s most likely just a loose connection between the hose and the pump. We recommend that you shut off your dishwasher immediately, unplug it, remove the lower rack and inspect the inner-workings behind the front panel. Look for a loose connection between the hose and the pump, then tighten it (and make sure it’s secured). This usually does the trick.
2. The sink is draining slowly
This one is easy! All you need to do is pour 1 cup of baking soda down the drain followed by 1 cup of vinegar. Let it foam up and react for a bit before rinsing with hot water—you should notice improved drainage almost immediately. If not, feel free to give us a call at [company number].
3. The toilet won’t stop running
If your toilet keeps running or making noise even after you flush, there may be an issue with your fill valve assembly. First, shut off the water supply valve located on or near the wall behind your toilet; this will keep more water from entering the
1. Use a toothbrush and soap to clean tile grout that has mildew.
2. Use a pocketknife to remove paint stains on hardwood floors.
3. Use a flathead screwdriver to remove dents from wood furniture.