Houses and apartments don’t come with user manuals, unfortunately, which means figuring out how to fix everything will require a lot of trial and error. Jammed or damaged gutters are no exception, and they can lead to a myriad of problems if not dealt with promptly.
Otherwise, you’ll soon find damp patches inside your walls or leaks that turn into puddles. First, find out what’s wrong and where the problem is, so you know what you’re dealing with and what materials you need. If you’re trying to find a leak, start by looking at the roof upward from the stains.
Unclog a Slow-Draining Basin
If the sink in your basin is draining at a sluggish pace, it could signal a sink blockage. But don't worry, this is a common issue that can be fixed.
You'll need a bent wire to first pull out any debris, and then you can fill your basin partially with water and fill the overflow with some cloth to prevent air pressure from escaping. Now you're ready to plunge the drain vigorously, forcing any stoppage away.
Cover Exposed Wires With Liquid Electrical Tape
Charger cables are a necessary evil in our modern age, especially once the cords begin to fray and leave your wires exposed. But no need to panic, you don't have to purchase a new charger, and you can easily repair it.
Get some liquid electrical tape at your local hardware store, this helps to dry and encapsulate the exposed wires. The liquid tape also works to fill in the tiny rips or tears in your wire better than the sticky tape version.
How to Get Dents Out of Wood
Don't worry about those unsightly dents in your wood surfaces anymore! You can effortlessly remove them with just a damp cloth and an iron. Soak a washcloth and wring out any excess water, so it's not overly wet, then place it on the dented area.
Turn your iron to its highest setting and put it on top of the damp washcloth, moving it in small circles and back and forth. Apply firm pressure until the washcloth is dry. This helps the wood fibers to absorb water to eventually expand to their original state.
Sanding Stainless Steel Appliances
Stainless steel appliances look great until that first scratch, then they look pretty worn, but did you know you can buff out ugly scratches? All you need is fine grit paper and rubbing compound.
Start with the finest grit paper and pour rubbing fluid on it, it might take a few minutes to sand, and once it's done, you'll need to blend the rest of the surface area until it blends in. Soon enough, your appliance should look like new again.