Fixing Problems Around the Home

In today's blog post, we are going to look at two of the most common problems around the home: washing machine problems and plumbing problems!



Washing machine repairs

Washer repairs can become more and more costly if the problem has been left unintended for a significant amount of time. However, the trouble is that a lot of people do not know how to spot issues with their washer. Of course, there are times when it will be obvious that you need a repair. For example, if your washing machine won’t work and you simply have no idea why, it is best to leave it to the experts, as opposed to fiddling around with it yourself. A professional should be able to get to the bottom of it in no time. Another sign there is a problem is if the water remains in the drum. Once a cycle of laundry is finished, there should not be any water left over. Make sure the drain hose is not clogged, and also ensure the clothing has not become tangled and blocked the drain. If neither applies, you need expert assistance. Is the drum failing to turn? If so, take a look at the lid switch and the belts. The lid switch is a considerable repair whereas the belt can be fairly easy to replace. Your washer repair expert will be able to advise you on this in further detail. Finally, if your washing machine is making excessive noise or the water does not fill the drum, it is also time to call for help.

Plumbing problems
Plumbers cover a vast assortment of services, including replacing hot-water and cold-water tanks, unblocking toilets, finding underground leaks, fixing burst water pipes, fitting new baths, installing an outside tap, and much, much more. Unfortunately, there are a few unscrupulous ones, and it is your duty to avoid them, otherwise, you could end up paying more than required or ending up with a bigger problem on your hand. A lot of plumbers will recommend a powerful standard gas central heating system as the answer to all of your problems. However, it does not cure everything. If there is one blockage, the plumber should be able to remove it easily and quickly. A power flush should not be a necessity. It is ideal for instances whereby sludge has built up through the central heating system. If the plumber says it will only take one or two hours for a power flush, be wary, as this should take around a day, depending on how dirty your system is. You also need to bear in mind the fact that you will often be charged more, usually double, for a plumber to visit you outside of normal working hours. And, remember, the expense of a plumber is not the only cost with some jobs. Take fitting a new bath as an example. This could cause tiles around the current bath in your home to break, which means they will need to be replaced, thus costing more.

Hopefully, these tips will help you fix problems around your home!

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  1. we are getting ready to work on some house repairs, but neither of these.

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  2. I'll keep these in mind. I always try to fix the issue myself if I can. If not, I will call an expert so I don't make a bigger mess.

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  3. My hubband can do most repairs around the house and will look at washing machine and dryer. It is something he can't fix when it comes to the big appliances. He is great on everything else.

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  4. I hate plumbing problems and I usually try to fix them myself before calling a plumber. This info will come in handy.

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  5. We will be working on a room at a time beginning in March and I am so excited to get started because my son and I are going to try and build a small table and if we do ok we will venture into a Dinning Room table next.

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  6. Repairs are one of the major downsides to home ownership for sure! I'm so thankful that my husband is a handy guy. He manages a lot of fixes on his own.

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  7. MY HUSBAND is amazingggggggg at this! He is Mr. Fix It for real!! And I am so blessed to have him!

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  8. I need some help in this area. I need a new toilet, bathtub drain fixed and some other things. My dad was a plumber, wish he was still around to help.

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  9. Luckily I've never had a washing machine break on me, as this makes me nervous of a bad leak. It's good to be prepared for inevitable plumbing issues.

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  10. Repairs are so costly, I'll keep this info in mind should anything break or needs adjusting.

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  11. Wow this is so helpful. I always feel helpless when things break down around the house. Recently I started trying to use Youtube and online blogs to save money on repairs and this will come in very helpful. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. I love working on repairs around the house. It always saves us so much money compared to hiring someone.

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  13. I'm so thankful my husband is quite handy. He just replaced a toilet this weekend

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  14. Repairs around the house are my husband's thing. He likes to think he can fix anything and I must admit, most of the time, he can.

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  15. My husband can fix most issues, so it has saved us a lot of money over the years. However, I always listen when someone tells about a repair person that they really trust and like. It never hurts to have back up.

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  16. Wow! This blog is very helpful! It might help many people suffering from this home problem and this blog is great tips to solve and to fixed things.

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  17. Oh gosh, fixing things around the home seriously stresses me out! This is exactly why I sold my house...LOL!!

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  18. Plumbing issues are the worst, my husband hates working on it. These are very helpful tips.

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  19. Plumbing and washing machine problems always seem to come at the most inconvenient times! Ours seem to happen during holidays and, of course, on the weekend! Thanks so much for your helpful tips.

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  20. Babushka has had her share of home repairs, some worse than others. Gracias for the recommendations, good tips to keep in mind.

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