Quickly House Repair and Home Maintenance Tips

There are some repairs in the house that should not take you a long time. In less than 10 minutes, you can fix a few easy things without necessarily calling in a Orlando handyman.

Below are some simple solutions that will help you make easy, quick and affordable repairs.

Foaming a Loose Shower Head

Loose shower heads can be quite inconveniencing. If the shower head is shaky, get some expanding foam. A few squirts around the showerhead or the wobbly pipe will form a protective casing around, holding it perfectly in place.

Fixing a Shutoff Valve

Imagine running water in the toilet or your sink, and then when you are done, the shutoff valve is not working. You can easily replace the valve yourself. In case yours is irreplaceable, just turn the water off from the main valve and remove the packing nut. Get the stem to the nearest hardware store and replace the washer. Clean the valve, fix in the new washer, and you will be good to go.

Fixing an Old Chair

You don’t always have to take your old chair apart to fix it. Applying glue to the affected joints might also not be effective. Instead, drill some pilot holes into it and then affix trim-head screws into the legs through the rungs.

Silencing a Squeaky Floor

Under the carpet, use a stud finder to find the floor joists. Run a trim head screw through the subfloor into the joist. Make sure that the top of the screw does not have any threads, or the subfloor will not hold tightly to the joist. Add more screws until the squeaking has stopped.

Keeping Cabinet Doors Closed

Any professional handyman Orlando will fix your cabinet doors in less than 10 minutes, and so can you. Simply buy and fix a magnetic door catch and your cabinet doors will always stay shut.

Hiding Holes with Smoke Detectors

If you don’t have the time or the resources, do not try to patch holes in the ceiling. You will end up spending more on repainting. Instead, buy a smoke detector and use it to cover the hole.

Lubing a Sticky Vinyl Door or Window

When your vinyl doors and windows are not working properly, in most cases, there is a buildup of gunk in the channels. You can get some PTFE lubricant and spray it along the channel, especially at the points of contact, and then wipe off the excess spray. Avoid oil lubricants because they usually attract dirt, and can cause further damage.

Fixing a Wallpaper Seam

If you notice your seams falling apart, soak a rag in warm water and use it to reactivate the paste around the gaps of the wallpapers. Just place the warm rag over the section for two minutes. Pry the gap open gently and then squeeze in the seam sealer or white glue. Use a roller to press the paper back in place and wipe away the excess sealer.

Covering Up a Ceiling Stain

You don’t always have to repaint the ceiling to remove water stains, especially after fixing a leaking roof. Instead, spray a 10% bleach solution to the area and leave it for around two days. This will be effective even with textured ceilings.

Restoring Free Flow to a Faucet

Bathroom and kitchen faucets may lose pressure and start spraying water off their sides. This happens because the aerator screen is dirty. Close the drain plug, remove the aerator and then remove the deposits. After that, soak it in vinegar and scrub gently. In some cases, you might have to take the aerator apart to clean the individual parts.