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A Handy Home Maintenance Guide

Everything important in life has to be taken care of. This applies in every facet of our lives indifferent ways. Your health must be maintained by eating right, exercising, resting and more. Our vehicles have to be checked regularly and given the necessary fuels. Pets have to be exercised, fed and bathed. Plants have to be watered and pruned and much more. Managing all this can be tough but it is important and something you must do. One of the things that can take the most maintenance is the home. Keeping everything fully functional and fixing and problems can test your knowledge, patience and time, so it is committing you must handle carefully and properly. If you are looking for a few home maintenance tips, then keep reading.

Every room has maintenance challenges, but none as many as the bathroom. One of the problems you face here is leaking taps, which can often be caused by damaged washers. You can replace these bands by uninstalling the taps, and removed the band. You can buy new washers cheaply and replace them. For this purpose you could always rely on emergency plumbing company. Sediments can build up around taps easily, so use white vinegar on a cloth or toothbrush to loosen them so they can be wiped off. Buy a hair strainer for the shower or bathtub and you can prevent hairs from clogging your drains and remove them easily.

In your kitchen, you will also face various troubles. The sink can easily be clogged, often by oils and fat. To remedy this, simply pour washing up liquid down the drain and turn on the taps to rinse. Store bought detergents can often be more effective than this and may remove more substances. For a psychical blockage, you may have to detach the affected part of the pipe and remove it manually. Oven and fridge door handles can often become loose and fall of, so check often to see if they need tightening. Freezers should be defrosted every few months to eliminate ice build up.

Caulking windows is use a useful practice then can help you save money. Applying en caulk to the area around the window will help seal and gaps, which will keep out cold air, meaning you don’t have to spend as much on heating. Paint on walls, and ceilings can often crack or fade, so it can pay to keep spare paint of the appropriate colours you can give a fresh coat when necessary.

Screws and nails will often come loose on many items in the home and if left unattended they can have dire consequences Not only can it result in your item falling part or working incorrectly, they can also stick outwards and pose a health hazard. To prevent this, tighten any loose screws and remove and protruding nails and replace them properly with new ones. Bent nails should be seen to in a similar manner.

You can focus so much on the inside of your home that the exterior can often be neglected. You should check often for any problems that occur, with one being cracks and holes forming in the walls or plaster. Simply apply new plaster to fix any gaps, which will prevent further damage. Paint will frequently crack because of the weather so apply a new coat. The roof can often have tiles come lose or fall of entirely so it can be worth checking every now and again for any problems and fixing/replacing tiles as necessary.

These are just some general tips to taking care of your home, so follow them and be vigilant to keep your abode maintained.


Bio: Rebecca is home décor enthusiast, indoor stylist and freelance writer. She gets inspiration by creating beautiful home decoration items and she finds further motivation in art and crafts. Her present article is focused on home maintenance and organizing. But she is also interested in house removals and storage related matters.

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