When you are trying to decide what projects you should tackle this weekend take a look at the list below to complete a couple of home maintenance projects. This list contains quick home maintenance projects that you can tackle in one weekend.
Spackle Nail Holes
If you look through each room in your home, chances are you will find several small nail holes on the wall that need to be fixed. These happen overtime when moving photos or wall art and even rearranging things in a room. Take time to go through every room in your home and spackle all nail holes. Fixing nail holes is a very simple project to check off your home maintenance to-do list.
All you need is some spackle, a putty knife or even a credit card and some fine grit sandpaper. Once you find a hole that needs fixed you will use your putty knife to fill in the hole with the spackle and then after the spackle dries, sand the spot to make sure it is smooth with the wall. After you have finished sanding you can touch it up with matching wall paint. For more details on how to tackle this home maintenance project visit this page showing you how to fill nail holes.
Unclog All Drains
One super annoying thing that happens to almost all homes is clogged drains. Drains get clogged majority of the time with hair built up in the drain. An easy way to unclog the drain is by using a chemical drain cleaner but this is not recommended to use regularly as it can ruin the pipes. Another way to unclog the drain is by using a drain snake to manually remove hair and build up. Don’t forget to add this one to your home maintenance to-do list!
Add Fresh Caulk Around your Tub
Throughout time the caulk around your tub can look dingy and dirty. In bathrooms you may even notice mold and mildew on old caulk too. It is not a bad idea to add this one to your home maintenance to- list and take time to remove damaged, old caulk and replace it with fresh caulk. To remove old caulk simply use a utility knife to scrape it away and then apply the new caulk to make it look fresh and clean. When replacing the caulk make sure you use a caulk that is made for bathrooms to ensure it can withstand and hold up against the added moisture in a bathroom.
Replace a Shower Head
A very easy upgrade in a home, as well as, a quick check off from your home maintenance to-do list, is replacing a shower head. You will notice over time that shower heads become dirty and lose pressure as they get clogged with minerals and lime. If you have tried to clean your shower head with CLR or Lime Away but it just isn’t working, then it might be best to replace the shower head. This easy home maintenance fix will also give your shower a quick updated look as well.
Clean Your Washer and Dryer
One home maintenance task that we easily forget about in a home is cleaning our appliances. An appliance that gets wear and tear just about every day is the washer and dryer. Many times, a washing machine will get a mildew odor if it has not been cleaned in a while.
You can clean your washing machine with a washing machine cleaner and follow the instructions for the cleaner or you can put your washing machine on the hottest setting and add some baking soda to clean and deodorize. It is also important to make sure you are wiping down the inside of the washing machine and cleaning the rubber seal as well. Front load washing machines have a drain hose that you can pull out and empty every couple of months to ensure it is clean and fresh for many more loads to come. Need some help marking this one off your home maintenance to-do list? Check out how HGTV says to clean your washer and dryer here.
Every time you clean out your washing machine you should take time to clean the dryer duct as well. The dryer vent is cleaned out every time you dry a load of laundry, but the dryer vent is easily forgotten about. To clean the dryer vent you need to unplug your dryer and pull it away from the wall. From there you can access the dryer duct behind the appliance and then vacuum it out.
Clean your Gutters
One of the things that you will have to keep on top of when owning a home is the gutters. You want to make sure they are cleaned out regularly and do not contain debris or leaves. If your gutters are full of leaves, it cannot allow water to run through them. This can cause an issue causing them to overflow and cause water to spill over.
It can also cause damage to your roof as well. Many people do not notice their gutters have debris in them until they are full and begin to cause damage. It is important to create some kind of schedule you can remember to clean out your gutters regularly. This is definitely a home maintenance project you should stay ahead of to avoid costly damages to your home.
Ellingwood Pro hopes this blog is a good starting point for you to check off several home maintenance projects on your list.