How to fix or replace a storm window

Most homes now have what we call combination storm and screen windows. These windows are very nice because you do not need to remove them when the seasons change. Although at some point in time, you will need to remove them to clean and maintain the casement windows. Now let us first begin with how … Read more

How to paint a refrigerator

Of all household appliances, refrigerators have the longest “life” duration. Units purchased in the mid-fifties of the last century continue to work. Of course, their design has long been inconsistent with modern ideas about how household appliances should look. It is not difficult to throw away the refrigerator in a landfill. However, many owners are … Read more

How to fix common refrigerator problems

Although refrigerators, especially standard and cycle-defrost types, can function smoothly for years, good maintenance can prolong their life and increase their efficiency. But even the best-kept refrigerator can have problems from time to time. Here are some ways to address problems should they arise: Adjusting a Sagging Door- If you have children in your home, … Read more

How to use a plunger

A toilet plunger, also known as a plumber’s helper, is one of the most straightforward tools in any household’s arsenal, but it is also one of the most misunderstood. Its simplicity belies a more complicated process than one may expect. Plungers can clear clogs in toilets and sinks without the use of strong chemicals or … Read more

How to fix a toilet tank problem

Many toilet tank problems can be fixed easily, saving you the inconvenience and expense of a plumber visit. Surprisingly, many of the parts needed to repair simple toilet difficulties cost less than $20.00 at your local home improvement store! The really expensive part of a plumber’s services usually falls into the labor category, not the … Read more

How to fix squeaky stairs

For some reason, the noisiness of squeaky stairs can bother most of us to the point of distraction. Squeaky stairs are often a common problem in older houses. Because, over time, the wood that makes up the risers, treads, and the stringers dry and shrink. And, the nails that hold the wood in place loosen … Read more