Every home, no matter how new it is, has the occasional maintenance issue or is in need of repair. While hiring a professional is always a good way to go, there are some simple repairs that you can easily handle yourself.
Not only will this help you save more of your hard-earned money, you’ll also be gaining useful skills that are sure to come in handy at a later date. To help you in this endeavor, we have compiled this list of 3 useful tricks every homeowner should know:
Trick #1: Put Together a Toilet All-Purpose Kit
Dealing with a clogged toilet is never pleasant but, this disgusting issue is fairly easy to fix, especially when you have your toilet kit on hand. If you need professional help, a bathroom remodeling expert should be willing to help you out!
To create your own kit, you will only need four items – a bucket, some rubber gloves, an auger, and a plunger. If your toilet bowl is about to overflow, shut off the water supply (the valve located behind the toilet) and try to remove as much water as you can. Take the plunger and plunge away, but if this doesn’t work, the auger will.
Trick #2: Off With Their Heads – Showerheads, That Is
Replacing your shower heads will not only improve your showering experience, it can help you save money on your water bill as well. To get started, remove the old shower head, put thread seal tape at the bottom of the shower arm, and add the new showerhead. Just make sure that you don’t tighten it too much.
Trick #3: Hanging Around
Interested in hanging up a heavy mirror or painting? Before you get started, you have to find your wall studs – the alternative is destroying your wall with an inaccurate guess. To make this job easier and less traumatizing, head over to your local hardware store and buy a magnetic stud finder.