Top 4 Home Repair Hacks in just a Minute

Home Repair “Oh no, not again!”

We all know that something went wrong when we hear those phrases from our parents or even from our neighbours! Well, who would not be pleased when your home in Ayala land condominium Makati is in mess with broken things around the place? You’ll definitely have a displeased look to whoever made the mess.

Every homeowner shares the same sentiments when it comes to their homes. Thinking about on how they can still improve and renovate, especially when it comes to the interior designs of their homes, on what things are best suited for a particular home, and some other things that keeps bothering you just to have a good and satisfying place to live with.

However, even if you have been planning to have a good and stylish home renovation, there are just times that things in your house get messy. Broken and dirty things here and there are inevitable, especially when you have kids in your house. Well, if you are one of those people who have a hard time dealing with these kinds of things, here are some quick and easy home repair hacks for you.

A leaky Washing Machine

Most of us, if not all, have already been using washing machine to wash the laundries that we have. Well, it does not just help make things done faster but also, it is a hassle free in our part. However, things will get messier when you have a leaky washing machine in your home.

One of the reasons why your washing machine is already been leaking, perhaps, it is already too old for you to use and it need some repairs. If you ignore the leak, it might cause a flood in your laundry room and/or even destroy your washing machine.

Easy fix: all you have to do is check the water hoses whether they are connected to the back of the machine or not, perhaps, it was just disconnected. If the hose is really broken or has a small crack, then replacing it with a new one is the best choice that you will make.

Mold spots on the walls

Due to our busy schedules at school or at work, we sometimes forget to clean our walls which lead on creating and having some mold spots in it. Mind you, having these molds on our walls is difficult to clean, especially when it has been already there for a long period of time.

If you just let it be and ignoring it will also cause and develop skin allergies and other health problems. This is also one of the most common problems of most homeowners.

Easy fix: Cleaning your walls with a cloth is not be enough, you have to remove the fungi that caused the mold with a mixture of 1 cup of bleach and 1 gallon of warm water, then scrub the area thoroughly to get rid of the dirt then rinse with a clean water. You can also repaint it, if you want to.

A running toilet

The most annoying thing to experience is when you want to dump your waste yet there is no water to flush it. Agree? Perhaps, the water in the tank of your toilet is broken or leaking that needs a repair.

If you have a running toilet, you will waste gallons of water and I’m sure you don’t want to spend thousands for your water bills.

Easy fix: Fixing your toilet doesn’t mean you will buy a new one. Well, you can just fix it on your own by taking a look on the toilet’s tank and checking it if the water is overflowing into the vertical tube. If so, you have to lower the water level in the tank by bending the arm on the float downward or squeeze the adjustment clips and slide the float down.

If the rubber diaphragm at the bottom of the tank is broken, then you have to replace it with a new one. Just make sure that you have to turn off the water supply for as not to waste more of your water.

A dent in the wall

One of the dangerous things to have in our home is having a dent in the wall. It is easier to make a wall to break down when it is triggered by a weak wall, and you don’t want that to happen in your homes. Right?

Most of us, if not all overlooked this kind of situation since the crack that they have might be small and it may not cause major damages. However, the more you leave it as it is, the weaker your wall will be since it is not properly addressed.

Easy fix: For you to fix a dent in your wall, all you have to do is wedge a wad of newspaper into the dent while leaving it about a ¼-inch gap between the paper and the rim of the hole. You can use a putty knife to fill the gap with joint compound and then smooth it with the blade. For the finishing, you have to leave it dry for 24 hours and paint the spot.

Erin Emanuel

4 Comments

  1. I think a lot of these problems can actually cause water damage if not fixed. This article has some great ideas to help with a leaking washing machine and a running toilet. Thanks for the great advice to use.

  2. I definitely agree that you should check the hoses around your washing machine before you call a repairman. If this is the problem it is an easy fix. I would also recommend checking the drain pipe to make sure it isn’t clogged. However, if it is neither of these problems, then it is time to call for help or get a new washer.

  3. This stuff is very helpful. A leaky washing machine can really be a problem. Water damage can be a serious issue and Mold is actually a bio hazard. I am not really good at fixing things so I ended up having to go to a local Fort Lauderdale service.

  4. I’m like Lisa! This stuff is very helpful but I’m not great at DIY stuff and I am always busy. I read the article but still ended up using a local handyman service.

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