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3 Simple Home Repair Tasks for Laurel Homeowners

3 Simple Home Repair Tasks for Laurel Homeowners

If you’ve been putting off home repair, here’s what you can do to get started.

Do you live and own a home in Laurel? How new is your house? It might be the home of your dreams in a quiet, comfortable neighborhood. But the seasons change and time will take its toll on your home. So if you’ve been putting off home repair, here’s what you can do to get started.

Fixing Your Doors

Fixing your doors is one of the most basic home repair tasks. Whether it’s an entry door into your Laurel home, or another door somewhere else in your house, at some point you will have to fix a door. Retightening loose screws, or performing some quick re-planing should be enough, but in some cases, you’ll have to deal with the hinges, mainly by cleaning them.

Repairing a Sink Faucet

Is a sink in the bathroom or the kitchen leaking? It could be due to a broken washer. A leaky faucet is one of the most frustrating and annoying parts of living in any home, whether it’s a house or apartment. Plumbing professionals might be able to tell you the reason for the leak, but you can also try to repair it yourself.

Start by turning off the water service valve. Just in case there isn’t one in the bathroom, you might be able to find it in your basement or laundry room. If your sink is too old, this method may not be enough to stop it.

Unclogging the Toilet

If your toilet hasn’t clogged at some point (or if the seat hasn’t been broken to some degree), then it’s only a matter of time until both situations will occur. When the toilet is clogged, broken, or malfunctioning, it can be disgusting and panic-inducing if it backs up and spews a disastrous amount of sewage back into your bathroom. So what can do you to fix it when this happens? First of all, don’t panic. Instead, try to determine what could be the cause of the clog in the first place. Maybe a toy from your children or pets has gotten stuck inside? In that case, you’ll have to pull it out. Other measures you can take are using plungers or plumbing snakes. If all else fails, then you might just have to remove the toilet from its moorings, turn it upside down, and discover the source of the clog that way. Desperation will lead you to do unusual, but surprisingly practical solutions.


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