Are you looking to fix up your home but don’t know where to begin?
Leaks, squeaks and blockages often strike even the best of built houses. Don’t worry this is normal.
A lot of people get overwhelmed about doing manual work on their home. The good news is that many fixes and home improvements are easy to perform with little or no experience. So don’t worry, you can do it! I’ve put together three simple DIY fixes below to help you get started.
3 Simple DIY Fixes You Can Do
- Frozen Pipes
With winterly temperature, pipes often freeze or burst, spitting out water into your house. Fortunately, there are a few simple steps to thawing out pipes which are frozen.
Upon discovering a frozen pipe, switch off the main water valve, opening out all water faucets in your house. Apply some heat to that pipe with a hair dryer or heat lamp. Once the ice melts, partially turn on your main’s water and inspect again for leaks. If none, completely turn on your main’s water. If a pipe is ruptured, quickly turn off the main’s water and dial for your plumber!
- Clogged Toilet
Over time, toilets can often get blocked for a variety of obvious reasons. If you don’t have a plunger, you can loosen up clogs by pouring some dish soap right into your toilet. Allow the soap to settle in for 5 – 10 minutes. Then follow up with boiling water and multiple flushes.
- Scratched Wood Floors
Light scratches on any hardwood floors can be covered over with floor polish or wax. However, these polishes can have a dulling effect on wood if used repeatedly. Revival products for hardwood floors are more effective in wood renewal without the need for prior sanding.
Many more simple fixes…
These are just a handful of what you can do to fix up little areas around your house. Keep an eye on my articles for more tips to follow.