Household maintenance is something that a lot of us will often give to the professionals, to fix but there’s actually certain tasks that you can do yourself and don’t take much effort on your part. Here are the household maintenance tasks that are easy for you to do.
Replacing Or Cleaning Grout
Grout is the stuff that keeps your tiles looks nicely put together, and whether there’s a thick layer between the tiles or not, it can certainly be the first thing that makes the tiling look old and worn. From years of cooking food in the kitchen to showering and bathing in the bathroom, grout can end up turning yellow or breaking off. When it does this, you can replace or clean out the grout yourself. The cleaning is usually using some form of cleaning product that’s made for grout. Otherwise, you can consider replacing the grout using some simple tools and how to clean grout guides that you can find on the internet. It shouldn’t take you more than a day to do, and it can be a real achievement to see the results.
Unclog A Drain
Drains can tend to get clogged up with all manner of things, especially when you have children. As much as you might be cautious of what goes down a drain, eventually, the build-up can affect how quickly the water goes down, and in some cases, it can become blocked completely. When this happens, before you call a plumber, you can always try and fix the problem yourself. Start off by using a plunger to see if the blockage can be brought back up. Sometimes that can be done, other times, it’s too far down the pipe to bring up. You can always try hot water and soap or bleach. Let it sit before flushing and repeat.
Repainting Scuffs Or Marks On Walls
Scuff marks on the wall are a commonplace for most households, whether you have children or not. From bumping into the wall by accident to dragging furniture to and fro. Having the paint for your walls can be handy to use when these scuffs or marks need painting over. Try to do it with the same painting tools that were used before and start off by cleaning the area first. Try to remove the scuff with a damp cloth first before painting.
Clean The Gutters
The gutters are something not all of us enjoy doing, but it’s important to get them done when they start getting a build-up of debris. This can be at the end of every season because all manner of dirt can get into these gutters, and it’s good practice to get them out. As long as you’re not climbing up too high to clean them, they’re something you can do with a friend or family member.
Household maintenance is needed for your home sometimes, so try to reduce your expenditures where you can to do it yourself. Always get a professional in though for jobs that are too complex.
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