How to Repair Common Home Items Easily

Having low water pressure can be a nuisance, but the solution can be as simple as adjusting the pressure reducing valve. You'll find this bell-shaped valve near where the main water line enters the house. To increase the pressure, turn the valve bolt in a clockwise direction, and to decrease it, turn it counterclockwise. Make sure to loosen the lock nut before making any adjustments, and then adjust half a turn at a time and check.

A dripping faucet can waste up to 8 gallons of water a day, so if your device has two handles and is less than 20 years old, you can often buy a replacement cartridge. This brass or plastic valve contains all the parts that control water flow. Doors are an essential part of your home, and they need occasional maintenance and repair. If you don't have the necessary tools, some of these repairs may require special equipment.

As with all fabric items, any object that has become moldy, stained by pests, or is damaged beyond repair should be discarded. In an effort to encourage repair rather than replacement, here are some simple revisions that illustrate how easy it is to extend the life of your things. The hardest part of this repair is moving the refrigerator far enough away from the wall to be able to access the back. To begin this list of common home repairs, here's a simple remedy for unstable chairs and tables.

If your toilet is having problems, you can probably fix it once and for all by following the toilet troubleshooting in this Home Repair Tutor video. If something rusts so much and gets full of holes that it's impossible to repair, you can certainly replace it. Making occasional repairs is part of the deal, and even if you're not a DIY enthusiast (do it yourself), there are some easy-to-use solutions at home that you should familiarize yourself with. Mosquito nets on windows need to be repaired when they get caught; try the repair first if the cost of new parts is less than half of what you would pay to replace the product with a new one.

Chances are you can repair your refrigerator yourself, save some money, and avoid the expense and hassle of a service appointment. Hardly anything can bother you more than a broken window, but take a deep breath of fresh air - it's easy to repair.

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