House repairs are for countless homeowners something that
they choose to leave to professionals to handle. However, there are many home
repairs that aren’t too complex in nature and are easily executed by laymen. In
case you are wondering which repairs you are perfectly safe and capable
performing on your own, here is a short list. All you’ll need are parts and
tools that you can get at the nearest hardware store.
Covering up ceiling stains
Perhaps there was a leak in the neighbor’s bathroom above or
you have squashed a pesky mosquito against the ceiling. Whatever the case, such
and similar scenarios leave a stain on your ceiling that is hard to conceal
unless you repaint the entire room. In order to save money, all you need is
spray-on canned paint that upshots and covers up the stain. Since most
ceilings are colored white, the stain will be easily covered up with white
spray paint. Just make sure you place nylon or old newspapers on the floor
below so dripping paint doesn’t stain it.
A clogged and a smelly dishwasher
A dishwasher that reeks from the inside is not only an
unpleasant experience but a real hazard as well. The fact that there are food
leftovers inside, means that the drain can get clogged causing a flood. In
order to clean the dishwasher, you should scrub it thoroughly a natural
cleaning solution comprised of a mixture of vinegar and baking soda. If you add
some lemon juice to the mixture, you will attain that lemony aftersmell.
Repairing dents in the wood
There are so many surfaces in our home made from wood, from
hardwood floors to the kitchen
countertop, that it’s no wonder they get damaged all the time. You are
powerless when the wood is chipped but dents are something you can counter.
Grab a wet cloth, like a disused cotton towel and place it over the problem
area. Then use the iron to heat the cloth and the floor underneath, and watch
as steam corrects the dent, raising the wood beneath to the surface.
Even if you wanted to count, you probably couldn’t find all
the screws installed inside your house. They number in thousands and it is
perfectly for some of them to fail. For instance, the screws holding the
surface of the deck can succumb to the elements, rust, and break off. In order
not to break waste time and effort, you can get an electric screwdriver to
remove multiple screws in a single go. Just google hardware supplies near me to
find the right screwdrivers for the job. In general, if there are (power) tools
that will make your job easier, don’t hesitate to get them.
Fixing wallpaper seams
If your wallpapers are starting to show sign of decay, then
they will rupture at the seams. However, this doesn’t mean that they need
replacing, as you can preserve the wallpaper by fixing the seam. All you need
is a sealer that is basically modified white glue used for wood. Before you
apply the sealer, place a wet cloth over the seam so you would loosen it enough
to insert the glue. After this, grab a flat screwdriver to widen the gap and
carefully apply the sealer. Once you pass over the seam several times using a
roller and applying high pressure, the edges of the wallpaper will be as good
Straightening the blinds
Blinds are ideal protection against the sun and noisy
neighbors. Since they are placed on the inside of the windows, they cannot be
blown away by strong winds like
awnings can. However, this means that there are at constant risk of bending
because inadvertent adults shouldering their way through the house, children at
play or an inquisitive pet. Individual slats seem irreparable but here is one
device than can help us. Straightening that one slat that has been annoying us
for years is done using a simple mini-blind slat straightener. This simple
device is as rudimentary as it is cheap; it costs around 10 dollars.
The 6 repairs listed above are merely examples of tens and
hundreds of home repairs that are well inside your area of expertise as a
homeowner. Yes, more complex repairs require professional help but there is a
myriad of fixes that you can perform on your own.