From a stinky kitchen sink to scratched floors to leaky faucets and much, much more, a lot of things in your home may need to be repaired at some point. Even if you’re not very handy, you’ll be ready to tackle a number of common household problems on your own after you read this helpful blog post.
Do-It-Yourself Household Repairs
While you may be tempted to call a professional to fix bigger problems, you can fix many common household problems yourself without having to invest in tools you’ll never use again. Here are some do-it-yourself household repairs you can pull off with things you probably already having lying around your home:
- Un-Funk Your Kitchen Sink
If you have a garbage disposal and your kitchen sink smells foul, debris stuck in your garbage disposal is probably to blame. To get rid of the unpleasant smell, put some ice cubes in your disposal and turn it on while the water’s running.
Once your disposal has completely chewed up the ice, dump ½-cup of baking soda into your garbage disposal along with a cup of vinegar. When you no longer hear popping and fizzing coming from your drain, run some hot water to rinse away any remaining baking soda and vinegar. Finally, grind up a piece of citrus or the rind from a piece of citrus fruit in your disposal so it emits a pleasant smell.
- Power Your Flush
It can be very frustrating when your toilet seems to lack enough power to get rid of your waste. In many cases, you can prevent this problem by giving your toilet more flushing power.
To do this, locate your toilet’s water valve, which is normally located on the wall or the floor. Turn the valve counterclockwise until it won’t turn any further. This will fill your toilet to the optimum water level, which should add some extra power to your toilet’s flush.
- Remove Rust
If you have a stainless steel sink, you’ll probably be horrified if you see rust in it. However, if you do notice rust after you’ve left a metal pan in a damp stainless steel sink too long, there’s no need to worry because you can remove the rust easily.
To remove the rust, mix some vinegar and baking soda together and apply the mixture to the rusty area. Let the mixture sit for five or ten minutes and then scrub it off using water and the scrub side of a sponge. If rust remains even after you’ve scrubbed, apply more of your vinegar and baking soda mixture to the rusty area and let it sit for a longer period of time before you start scrubbing.
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