Handyman home repair service in Charleston and Hanahan,SC offers a few advices about home improvement. Ladder safety is a must with thousands of injuries (some fatal) caused by unsafe use of ladders every year. We have put together a guide here.
Sometimes a house reveals little quirks only after you’ve lived in them for years. I was surprised to find stripped screw holes in a part of the house one afternoon, so I decided to fix the problem with a toothpick. Yes, just insert a toothpick to fill the hole and screw whatever it is you need to screw onto it. This prevents the hole from creating more cracks when taking in more screwing!
After years of use, locks get loaded with dirt and small particles of metal that wear off of keys as they slide in and out. That can make the lock mechanisms stick and not work as smoothly as they once did. You buy some dry lubricant to squirt in, or if you have some pencils laying around, simply shave off some graphite from the “lead” and then add to the keyhole. Instead of buying rubber anti-slip mats to put under your rugs in high-traffic areas that inevitably deteriorate and stick to floors, you can apply a few lines of caulk under the rugs. Pick up some acrylic-latex caulk, then flip your rug over and lay down some thick lines horizontally every 6 inches or so. Let dry and flip back over.
Replace the batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, Twice a year, change the batteries in each detector. To be safe, you should have at least one of each type of detector on each level of your home. If you’re prone to forget this task, change the batteries when you change your clocks for daylight savings time. Don’t rely on the automatic beeping to tell you when to change the batteries. After replacement, be sure to hold the test button down for 15-20 seconds after changing, so you can hear whether or not the battery is faulty.
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