Everyday Handyman Tips And Tricks
How-To Quick Guides
If you’re like most people, you have a to-do list that’s a mile long. And at the top of that list is probably a few handyman projects that you’ve been meaning to get to. But let’s face it, life gets in the way and those projects always seem to fall by the wayside.
Well, we’re here to help! Handyman Luton will share some handyman tips and tricks that will make tackling those home improvement projects a breeze. From fixing a leaky faucet to hanging a new light fixture, we’ve got you covered. So grab your toolbelt and let’s get started!
Unclogging a sink is one of the most common household tasks. It can cause quite a headache if you don’t know the right techniques. To start, you should use a plunger to help remove standing water and break up the clog. Next, flex your DIY muscles and reach into the pipe underneath to remove any debris that may have snuck through. If all else fails and you still can’t seem to budge the clog, try using a drain cleaner that is specifically designed for this type of task. With a bit of elbow grease and these simple steps, you’ll be unclogging your sink like an old pro!
Changing a lightbulb can seem like a daunting task, but it doesn’t need to be. To change the lightbulb safely and correctly, you should start by prohibiting access to the area where you are working. If the bulb is still hot, unplug any source of electricity from the wall if applicable. Turner off the power switch if changing an overhead bulb. Afterwards, use something non-conductive to help you remove the old bulb – ideally, an appropriate size cloth or glove that does not come in contact with either the base of the bulb or its wiring. Gently twist and turn until it releases from its socket and dispose of it properly. Now simply insert the new one in its place. Be sure to check for any loose fittings and tighten them accordingly before reimplementing electricity into your appliance or before turning on a switch.
A leaky faucet can be a significant source of wasted water in the home. Fortunately, with a few steps and some patience, it’s something most homeowners can take care of themselves. First, turn off the valve that feeds into the sink or shower. Unscrew the cap on the handle and pop out the small button inside; if necessary, search for old valves on either side and replace them too. Next, remove the screws from around the handle and unscrew and remove the faucet head from its place. Clean it up to look for any sign of wear or tear, then replace it if necessary. Finally, reassemble everything without over-tightening so you don’t create more damage to your faucet! Fixing a leaky faucet might seem like hard work at first but it can save time, money and water in the long run.