3 Common Repairs Necessary in the Home

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When you own a home, it’s not uncommon to have repairs that are required. This is because no matter how well an appliance, fixture, or single part is manufactured and fitted, it will inevitably, inexorably go wrong at some point. Usually, the more use it’s put through, the likelier this is. However, parts also deteriorate over time through lack of use.

Here are three common home repairs that you might need to do or place a booking to get repaired by a team of professionals.

AC Goes on the Blink

An AC unit may perform well until you begin to notice that it’s not as effective as it once was.

Sometimes, this might be just because you’ve neglected to change the filters inside the AC unit itself. They usually need to be replaced every month or two to continue to provide clean air and a top performance.

However, it’s also possible that the machine won’t respond to commands from the remote control (check the batteries!) or fails to cool the room like it previously managed to do. If the AC unit isn’t ancient and it’s worth getting it looked at, an air conditioner repair contractor is the way to go.

A good repairer can isolate the cause of the problem. Usually, it’s due to a failed part or two and not getting the AC unit serviced in the last 18 months. Then it’ll be back working fine again.

Sticking Door Lock

When you’re locking or unlocking the front door and it keeps sticking, then you have a problem.

It becomes necessary to fiddle around with the lock by repeating the process several times before the locking mechanism cooperates. If you’re on your way out, it doesn’t give a reassuring feeling that the home is properly secured when the lock starts to play up.

To fix the issue, the lock cylinder requires additional lubrication. Sometimes, people think throwing on some WD-40 is the solution, but this is a solvent and won’t improve matters. A graphite or silicone-based lubricant is the best type because it won’t leave much residue behind once it’s done the job.

Boiler Starts Playing Up

When you cannot get enough water or it’s coming out not hot enough, then you begin to worry whether the boiler has gone wrong.

The older the boiler, the more problems that may arise.

Some of the most common issues include:

  • Losing Pressure – This is often caused by a water leak. Check for water pooling around or below the boiler itself. Feel around for wet spots on the outside of the boiler to see if the trouble spot can be isolated.
  • Thermostat Malfunction – The thermostat, which regulated the water temperature may be giving out incorrect readings causing the boiler to not heat the water as much.
  • Frozen Pipes – Pipes that are blocked up solid usually require a trained engineer to attend and resolve the issue to prevent internal damage. Some pipes may need replacing too.

Taking care of home repairs is satisfying even when you need to ask for help from professionals. Each of them will be one more thing off your To-Do list, which always feels good.

About The Author: Justin Jersey is a journalist, stylist and blogger. He is an aesthetician by heart who often writes about Art, Fashion, decorating and DIY ideas. He loves sparking creativity and giving them ideas for their own spaces.  Follow him on Twitter or Pinterest.
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