unbelievably simple DIY home fixes
these 5 brilliant do-it-yourself home repair tricks to make a dent
in your housing to-do list.
Stop a toilet from running. Unhook the flapper chain from the plunger
arm and slide a plastic drinking straw over the chain. Cut it to
size if necessary and reattach. You'll never hear that tank running
Remove carpet dents left by furniture. Dampen furniture dents with
a wet rag, apply eat with a blow dryer and coax the fibers back
into place using the lip of a spoon. Let dry and epeat as necessary
until those divots are gone.
Keep that cupboard door closed. Pick up a magnetic cupboard latch;
most come with screws already. Use a power drill to screw the magnet
to the edge of the cupboard opening and the plate to the matching
corner of the cupboard door.
Get your showerhead running like new. Tame those wild or weak streams
from the showerhead with white vinegar and water. Mix equal parts
in a large plastic freezer bag and attach it to the shower pipe
with a sturdy rubber band. Remove and check the flow every 20 minutes.
You don't even have to remove the head!
Breathe new life into old wood. Pick up a package of wood stain
markers in assorted shades and transform your door jambs, baseboards,
bannisters, furniture and more. Start a shade lighter and go darker
if needed and watch scratches and scrapes vanish.
your home do enough for you? Consider these upgrades to make your
security system - Arm and disarm your home security system remotely
from your smart device or computer. Access security cameras, keep
tabs on who enters with personalized access codes and receive notifications
each time the system is turned on or off -- and by whom.
- With a video doorbell, you can screen or even video chat with
visitors before you answer the door. When you're not home, the video
doorbell can be set to take the picture of anyone who rings your
doorbell when you're away.
lock - From your smart device, you can check to make sure you've
locked the door, allow for remote entry by guests or unlock your
door as you pull up.
door opener - Open and close your garage door with your smart device.
and AC controls - Access your heating and AC controls from your
smart device to turn on your heater or AC, and have the house comfortable
when you arrive home from work or vacation.
- Set your lights to gradually illuminate in the morning. Adjust
the quality of lighting to set the mood or simply configure your
lighting needs to automatically turn on and off at set times.
control - Turn the irrigation system on or off with your smart device
when you're on vacation, or adjust it remotely on those unexpected
assistant - As an extension to your remote irrigation control, an
automated gardening assistant incorporates sensors in your garden
that send you updates on soil humidity, air temperature, pH and
if you're ready to upgrade to a new house, give us a call!