Daily Archives: March 20, 2018

House view from the street

Be on the Lookout for Home Repairs

House view from the streetHome upkeep can be tiring mentally and physically. However, knowing who to call when it matters most can certainly take some of the pressure off. You can also save some money when you become a vigilant homeowner.

Many people would rather fix things instead of buying new fixtures or furnishings. Homemakers are now applying this to home maintenance too. As recycling and repurposing are now trending among homeowners, people are now becoming more aware of the things they should keep an eye on in their home.

Under the Sink

People use the sink most often in their homes, sometimes as often as 20 times a day.  Any leak under the kitchen sink is a potentially serious problem.

If you have a leaky faucet, you can change the gasket and fix it yourself. However, for more severe plumbing problems such as blocked drains and leaky valves, it would be best to seek the advice and services of certified plumbers to address the issue. Plumbing issues can be cumbersome and therefore demand the attention of a competent professional.

Toilet

Your bathroom and toilet are also prone to disrepair if you don’t give these areas the proper attention. An overflowing or clogged toilet can be distressing, and you might not find the problem in time. Save yourself the trouble and call certified plumbers to do the job for you.

Heater

Your heater needs regular maintenance, as sediment could build up if it is not drained properly. You could turn off the power and the water supply to the heater. Attach a hose to the drain valve and direct it to your home’s drainage system. Once you’ve removed all the remaining water, turn the water supply for a minute or two to remove sediments inside the heater. Once completed, you could turn it back on.

These are just some of the areas that may suffer from everyday wear and tear in your home. Doing regular checks is a must if you want to stay on top of repairs, but don’t hesitate to call the right people when you need help.