Top Maintenance Issues to Fix Around the House

It can be really frustrating to deal with constant household issues. No matter how much you conduct your routine maintenance, there’s always a troublesome issue that arises. Collecting the most common of these blindsiding issues, here are some tips on how to get them out of the equation with minimal hassle and cost.

Washer Hoses

This is quite a common problem in homes and can be quite costly to fix if you don’t take the necessary precautions. You washing machine hose is prone to fail and flood your floors if you don’t inspect it regularly.  Also make sure there is at least 4 inches of space between the water connection and the back of the washing machine. Since your washer hose is actually quite vulnerable, you’ll want to replace it after 5 years of use. Keep in mind that no matter what material is used (whether labelled ‘burst-resistant’ or not), they can still break! So also checks for any leaks and cracks as well.

The Fridge’s Coils

Your refrigerators coils can be found underneath it or behind it. They tend to attract dust and debris quite easily and this can actually constrict airflow, thereby reducing your fridge’s performance. Then you may find that it does not cool the same way. Some newer models actually have their coils encased, in which case you have nothing to worry about. But for those who don’t, you’ll have to clean your coils regularly using a coil brush. This should vastly increase energy performance.

Sliding Doors

In this case too, dust tends to build up quite easily. When it clogs up the track, however, you’ll find it incredibly hard to side your door across smoothly. In this case, you’ll have to remove the door from the track and wash everything from the door to the wheels, as well as the track, with soapy water. Dry it thoroughly and then have someone help you fit the door back on. If you have any cracks along it, you’ll want to contact a glazier Melbourne to get that fixed. Take that opportunity to get any other window or glass treatment done.

Driveway Cracks

If you have an asphalt driveway, it’s prone to cracks. When filled with water, these cracks can also grow wider and soon you’ll have weeds and grass growing through them too. It might just bug the perfectionist in you when this happens in too many spots to ignore. You can combat this by first killing off the weeds growing in the cracks by using a herbicide and then digging out the roots with a blade. Once this is done, fill up the crack with sand tightly packed, crack filler from your local store and finish off with sealer.

Drawer Slides

If your drawers are giving you trouble when you try to open them, it’s probably because the slides have worn out. This usually happens because they support a lot of weight. You’ll have no choice but to go through the painstaking process of replacing these slides when it happens so in the meanwhile, be careful of how much weight you put on your drawers.

These are the most common issues any house owner will run across. We hope this little guide helped on how to handle it and what you should be watching out for!

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