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Fast home maintenance tips

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If you have been searching for home improvement tips that will not consume more than a few minutes from your valuable time, then you are on the correct page. This article is meant for you, especially if you are a homeowner who is usually busy. Read on to find out more.

Vinyl door or window

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If your windows or vinyl doors do not open properly, the channels might have accumulated some gunk. Sometimes, even clean doors and windows may bind. You can spray dry spray lubricant on the affected areas and then use a rag to wipe it off. It is advisable not to utilize lubricants because they can catch dirt and that can damage the vinyl.

 

Repairing a shutoff valve

If the shut off valve happens to be faulty, you can have it replaced. However, if you are not able to do so, you should visit a hardware store to purchase the appropriate replacement washer. Ensure that you remove the grit from the valve and fit the new washer. This will solve the problem.

Loose showerhead

If you need to fix a faulty showerhead or a wobbly pipe, you can utilize some expanding foam. The foam will encase the pipe and also fix it. This will eliminate the wobble.
Use a smoke detector
If you do not have ample time or cash, it is advisable to cover the ceiling hole with a smoke detector. You do not have to patch the hole.

Squeaky floors

When repairing a squeaky floor, it is a good idea to use a stud finder to find the floor joists. The next thing to do is to drive in a screw through a pad, carpet and the subfloor to reach the floor joist. Ensure that the upper part of the screw does not have any threads. It is advisable to make use of trim screws because they have bigger heads. If that is the case, you may have to pull up the screw and then tighten it once again.

Remove water stains

gdcfgvghvhjbjhbBefore you repaint the ceiling, you may want to give this trick a try. You can make use of a mixture of water and bleach and then wait for a few days. If the stain is an old one, you can try a mildew or mold product. This will eliminate the stain within a period of 24 hours. This trick can be used on both textured and flat ceilings.…

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