If you are not a professional in the construction industry and you are only interested in interiors from time to time or you want to learn how to do some work around the house on your own, you should learn how to fix minor defects without the help of professionals. Here is a list of several of them, which can be easily removed on your own, especially if there is no possibility to call a professional for various reasons
How to fix a clogged sink
Sinks can become clogged both in the kitchen and in the bathroom. It is advisable to start repairing it by identifying the cause and, if possible, mechanically remove the clogging elements. Another simple method is to simply pour boiling water over the sink to dissolve the grease residue. If you don’t want to use chemicals, you can also use vinegar, baking soda and salt in equal proportions, which you pour over water and down the drain.
How to remove mold or mildew around shower trays and bathtubs
Old mold and mildew will not be removed except by ripping off the old silicone and resealing the space. To do this, cut out the joint with a sharp knife or a grout scraper, clean it of any remaining dirt, then secure the edges of the fixtures and fill the gap with sanitary silicone. Then profile it with a spatula and leave it to dry completely.
How to repair a broken drawer
If your drawer no longer slides in and out comfortably, you can fix it yourself in a very simple way. It is necessary to unscrew the old slides, measure their dimensions and in their place to buy and then fix new ones.
How to repair cracks and scratches on the walls
Unsightly scratches and cracks can have many causes, but if they are relatively small, we can repair them in just a few moments. First, we enlarge the crack with a putty knife, clean off the dust and prime it. Then we fill the free space with gypsum putty and we use interlining tape if the loss is large – a small crack is enough only to putty. On the next day it is enough to sand down the repaired fragment of wall and clean it, prime and paint.
How to repair damaged upholstery from a chair
To replace chair upholstery on your own you need to buy fabric of appropriate size and an upholstery stapler. Then you just need to unscrew the seat, remove the old upholstery and put new fabric on it, which should be rolled up and fixed with staples from the bottom. When the repair is complete, screw the seat back into place.