There are many things that can go wrong with the family home, and fortunately, most of them are minor issues that can easily be fixed, and as maintenance is part and parcel of property ownership, we must be prepared for anything. Here are a few issues that you may have to encounter over the years, along with suggested remedies.
- Squeaky Doors – It might be the lounge door, or even one of your kitchen cabinets, and after a while, the squeaking gets louder, reminding us on a daily basis to repair it. With an affordable door repair service in Barking, a quick call will have the problem resolved, plus they also repair double glazing locks and even the sealed units, should one of them ever break.
- Leaking Taps – Not only is the constant dripping annoying, repeated dripping can stain porcelain and stainless-steel, and if you call your local plumber, that’s a 15-minute job for him.
- Strange Noises from the Heating System – If you hear strange knocking noises coming from your hot water pipes, this is likely caused by trapped air within the system, and you can buy a special key that fits into a plug on each radiator, which is used to remove trapped air.
- Gurgling Drains – If you happen to hear gurgling when you pull out the kitchen or bathroom plug, this is probably the start of a drain blockage, and by pouring baking soda and boiling water down the sink, you will remove the obstruction before it causes a blockage.
There are many small jobs that need doing around the home, and if you buy yourself a basic took kit, you can handle a majority yourself.