Are there cracks forming on your walls? Is the paint peeling from them? Is your bathroom’s tap leaking? Such minor issues occur on a usual basis in a common household however, sometimes it is inconvenient to call a painter, carpenter or the plumber and much more convenient to perform all these small fixings yourselves.

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In any case, there should always be seasonal upkeep for your house as well. Therefore, in order to do this on your own, it is essential that you know some of the basics of making minor repairs in your home. Pakistan’s best real estate website, Lamudi.pk brings you the following list of repairs that you can perform on your home by yourself:

 

  • Air Conditioner Cleaning: This is one thing that should essentially be done in every home with an air conditioners once spring begins and before summer arrives. Split ACs should be opened and their vents should be washed and laid out in the sun to dry. This will ensure a smooth running for your ACs all summer.
  • Cleaning Sprinkler Systems: Over the years, rust tends to form over sprinklers in your garden or simply dirt can start to accumulate over the spouts. When its spring cleaning time, you can remove the rust using a rust remover and wipe off the dust as well in this process.
  • Cleaning Clogged Shower Heads:  Using a sandwich bag, vinegar and elastic band you can clean your shower’s head. Fill the sandwich bag half with vinegar and fasten it tightly around the shower head, immersing it fully in the vinegar and let it be for 12-24 hours according to how crusty the shower is. After that is done, get rid of the vinegar filled shower bag and let hot water run from the shower. Your shower will then run as good as new.
  • Repairing Scratches on Hardwood Floors: In order to get rid of scratches on hardwood floors, use a floor cleaner and protective finish to buff out these scratches. Clean the scratch with a damp cloth dipped in the hardwood cleaner and follow by repeating with a clean cloth to get rid of the hardwood cleaner. After this, let it dry and top it off with the protective finish.

 

These are only a few of the repairs that can be made to your house amongst others as suggested by Lamudi. Making these minor repairs are essential for the upkeep of your home. Not only are they required for this purpose but also making these simple repairs before putting your house up for sale or rent can make the price of your home increase substantially.

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