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There are plenty of problems that can arise within your home and really get under your skin. Whether it was someone’s fault, or it’s just a natural occurrence, it makes life stressful. When you walk into your home after a long day at work, you don’t want anything to be able to irk you – it should be ‘unwind time’ now.
Unfortunately, things happen, and repairs or alterations need to be made, but don’t worry, there are plenty of tips and tricks out there to help fight against the problem.
Here are just a few to get you started.
Fingerprints on the stainless-steel appliances.
Now, although this may not sound very serious – it’s more of a mental torture that will eat away at you if you like things looking spotless. One trick that can prevent fingerprints marking your things is by applying a very thin layer of olive oil over the surfaces you are concerned about. Use a soft cloth for this and just give the area a little wipe down. This will create a light barrier against anyone that touches it.
Constant running toilet.
The first thing that needs to be done is figure out why your toilet is doing this; then you will most likely be able to sort the problem out yourself. The most common reason is due to an old rubber flapper, and if that’s the case, then you’ll just need to buy a new one. If you don’t think that is the issue, then it may be best to call in the professionals like Red Dog Plumbing. They will be able to find the source of the problem and repair it for you without you having to lift a finger.
Streaky marked windows.
One reason you may find inevitable streaks on your windows is because of the sun. A lot of the time, we’ll decide to clean the windows when the sun is shining because it makes the dirt show up even more, but actually, the sun will dry the cleaner very quickly before you get the chance to wipe it all away. So try cleaning on a cloudy day instead, and use newspaper as a pose to cloth as they shed and leave bits of fluff.
Moldy grout in the bathroom.
Mold is something that over time is inevitable – it’s just what happens. And while it’s difficult to get rid of, it is possible. Sometimes the best option is to remove everything and regrout the area, especially if it’s very old. But if you aren’t ready to do that yet, products with bleach in are usually strong enough to clean up the issue. Just remember to use a sealer after as this will work as a preventative.
Fresh smelling home.
The first option would be to give it a good clean from top to bottom, but that’s a lot of work, and you may not need to do that yet. Regardless of the vigorous cleaning, you may have cooked something, and the smell is choosing to overstay its welcome. If that’s the case, then sprinkle a few drops of apple extract onto your furnace heater (or whatever scent tickles your fancy). Essential oils will work just as good, if not better.