4 Simple DIY Home Maintenance Tips for Your Home

Hiring a professional for home improvement projects can be expensive. For simple home maintenance works, you can do some of the things yourself. Here are some maintenance tips for you.

1. Toilets

If water leaks from your toilet tank then it will cause damage to your bathroom and it will increase your utility bills. You need to replace the flapper if the toilet is leaking from the tank to the bowl. All you need to do is turn the water valve that is directly behind the toilet. Then you should remove the lid of the tank and flush the toilet to empty the tank. Mop out the excess water using a sponge. Then remove the flush chain from the lever and slide the old flapper up the overflow tube. Now you should slide the new flapper in place, put the chain back and turn on the water supply.

2. Faucets

Worn out washers are the main reasons for leaky faucets. The washers that are inside the faucet handles wear out quickly. You should replace them by turning the main water supply off first and then unscrewing ht leaky handle. You should remove the old washer and put the new one in place.

3. Washing Machine

You should inspect your washing machine regularly to check for leaks. You should look at the water supply lines at least once a year and replace them after every three years. If you find that the metal ends of your supply lines are rusty, then you must replace them right away.

4. Water heater

If you are getting cold water instead of hot water, then your water heater needs to be checked. Water contains sediments, and over time these sediments settle to the bottom of the tank. This causes damage to the floor of the water heater. You should drain the water heater and clean the floor surface at least once a year. All you need to do is turn off the water supply and the power line of the water heater. Then join a water hose to the drain fitting that is at the bottom of the tank. The other end must be placed at a place where the draining hot water won’t cause damage. You should turn off all the hot water faucets in your home and open the water heater’s drain valve. Then turn on the water supply to get rid of the sediments that built up at the bottom of the tank. You should make sure that the drain valve is open when you remove the sediments. You should then close the drain valve and fill the tank again before turning on the power.

If you maintain your home properly, then it can save you a lot of money. These are some simple maintenance tips that will save your money by not hiring a professional to do the work.