Handyman in Charleston and West Ashley,SC gives a few tips about home repair. Make sure that you protective covers on floors and over any items of furniture to limit any damage that may be caused. Any floor coverings that are used will need to be secured to stop any movement or trip hazards that could result in injury. Make people aware that you are there by cordoning of the area to prevent people from entering.
Sometimes a house reveals little quirks only after you’ve lived in them for years. I was surprised to find stripped screw holes in a part of the house one afternoon, so I decided to fix the problem with a toothpick. Yes, just insert a toothpick to fill the hole and screw whatever it is you need to screw onto it. This prevents the hole from creating more cracks when taking in more screwing!
If you’ve ever spent anytime painting, you’ll know that taking the time to lay some painter’s tape before applying color will make your final product look professional and clean. But you can also use this trick for anytime you need to lay down some fresh caulk. But remember that, with caulk, you’ll need to pull the tape up before it dries, unlike with paint. Eventually faucet heads will start to show a reduced flow and may even begin to release water in an uneven spray. This is caused by buildup of tiny grains of sand or other mineral deposits that gum up the aerator—or mesh screen—at the tip of the faucet. Wrap some tape around the aerator to protect it and then twist off (lefty loosey, righty tighty!). Wash out debris and then let it soak in vinegar for about an hour. Scrub it clean and then reassemble.
Check your locks and seals, Open and close all windows and doors. When you secure the lock, is there any gap between the seals? A good way to check is to trap a $1 bill between the seals, lock it, and then try to pull the bill out. If it slips out easily, there’s enough of a gap to leak the heat out, and you may need to either replace the lock or the seals. To tell which part is the problem, firmly grab the handle and try to wiggle the door or window in its frame. If it moves, you may need to replace the locks, which should be tasked to a professional windows and doors fitting company. Note: you can also use the $1 bill method on your fridge to check if the seal has loosened over time!
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