Maintaining your living space regularly helps retain its fresh and clean look. To do so, you need to stay diligent when it comes to home repairs, which are usually recurring. And if not fixed in time, they might turn into major faults, which will then require you to call in the home maintenance experts that might put an extra burden on your pocket. However, as a homeowner, it’s in your best interest to get things fixed on time in your living space. To help you in this regard, we have talked about some DIY home maintenance tips in this blog.
Checklist of Useful DIY Home Maintenance Tips
Here’s a checklist for you if you have plans to take on a DIY home maintenance project.
- Damaged/Leaked Roofing
- Wobbly Fixtures
- Squeaky Doors
- Dirty Floor
- Stained and Dingy Bathrooms
Damaged / Leaked Roofing
The roof should be at the top of any checklist of a home maintenance project. It is normally subject to many incidents of wear and tear. Fortunately, there are ways through which, minor issues can be fixed without the assistance of any professional. In case you have a leaking roof, once the leak is traced, replace the damaged part, fill in the cavity and then seal the affected area with cement or plaster of Paris in case if there are any gaps. This is one of the most useful DIY hacks for homes
While in case of widespread damage, it is better to call someone who is an expert in roof repairing that will also identify signs of any structural problems, if there are any, especially for buildings over 20 years old.
Be it your kitchen or your bathroom, there are fixtures everywhere that you can fix yourself in a whole lot of ways. For example, if the pipe of the shower in your bathroom starts to get loose, you can apply the expanding foam between the gap. As it dries, it fills the cavity and keeps your fixture from breaking or falling.
Expanding Foam: A product designed to harden and expand when in contact with the air.
To stop door hinges from squeaking, you can lubricate the inside of the hinges with oil. If it doesn’t work, tap out the pins inside hinges with the use of a hammer and nail and then apply a coat of white grease, cooking oil or motor oil. Then, put the pins back inside the hinges and probably the squeaking will stop.
If you are planning to deep clean your house, make sure you start with cleaning the floor. To do so, you do not have to buy pricey floor cleaners, instead, you can make your floor sparkle with home remedies. For example, add one cup of vinegar to a gallon of water, and a few drops of dish soap. Start mopping the floor with this homemade mixture, with the help of a scrub brush to remove stubborn dirt and stains. Once you are done cleaning the entire floor, mop it once again using a bucket of clean water for the removal of any soap residue or traces of baking soda.
Stained and Dingy Bathrooms
Would you like taking a soak in a stained bathtub? Well, none of us do. Bacteria and mold usually collect on the walls of your tub due to the constant exposure to moisture, which ultimately creates a mess that’s both unhygienic and unsightly.
White vinegar acts as a perfect natural cleaning agent in many cases, especially when used on smooth surfaces like acrylic as a result of which stains are removed easily. So, fill a spray bottle with it and use it for the bathroom cleaning tasks you usually carry out in a routine. Vinegar is used in many DIY hacks for homes.
Hard-to-slide Windows / Doors
When sliding glass door tracks get dirty, they usually gum up the door and making it difficult for you to open and close it. However, cleaning them at least once a week will help reduce the amount of grime and dirt that usually builds up. There are many DIY ways to clean the tracks. For example, you can use basic kitchen cleaners or make one yourself by mixing vinegar and baking soda mixture that will pick up stubborn dirt. Once you have done the cleaning job, lubricating the tracks to make the door to open and close smoothly.
Have you been facing any of these issues in your home lately? Have plans to fix it yourself now? Share your answers, feedback and queries related to the above-mentioned DIY home maintenance tips at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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