Winter makes the outdoors an impossible place when the temperature starts to drop. While this season causes, if not force us to stay indoors, it also gives us a lot of time to focus on the things that need fixing inside our homes.
We know how it is during the cold months, and we made a list that’s easy enough for anyone to do which can make your house flawless in no time.
All bathtub caulks eventually becomes dark because of the moisture-loving mildews that grow over the years. It’s disgusting, but it’s easy to fix.
The first step would be to cut out the old caulk using a utility knife a painter’s 5-in-1 tool. Then it’s time to disinfect it with any bleach-based cleaner for thorough effects.
Unsqeak The Doors
Fixing squeaky doors is the simplest thing to do from this bunch. Remove the hinges one at a time. If it’s open at the bottom, you need to insert a nail and hammer it upwards.
If it’s closed, then you have to insert a putty knife right below where the hinge cap meets the hinge knuckle. Hammer it upwards to free the pin. After that, wipe it clean with alcohol or mo. You just fixed your door!
Tighten Loose Drawers
Inexpensive drawer boxes are easy to fall apart. The only time it’s okay to have those in your house is if you know how to fix it. The solution would be first to remove the drawer and insert a reinforcing block of white pine in the corner of the loose parts.
Once the block is in position, you can hot glue on both the drawer’s side and bottom. This great tip often outlasts even the cabinet or furniture itself.
Stop The Drip
Stop wasting precious water from dripping faucets. One shouldn’t even need for winter to happen because it’s inefficient and sounds very annoying.
Repairing it requires peeling the O rings, replacing the cartridge and replacing it with a new one a new one. Calling a plumber might also be easy if the need arises.
Fix the Toilet Bowl
If you hear your toilet bowl flushing on its own at any time of the day or a trickling sound that never seems to stop, it’s flapper valves might be worn out.
First, you need to turn off the water source, flush all the water out, check the empty tank, and examine the flapper. See if the chain is still connected correctly, or unhook it away and replace it with a newer one. Turn on the water, fill the tank, and see if the symptoms are still there. If it persists, then ring your nearest plumber!