It is a shame, but things go wrong in our homes all the time. From a lightbulb popping and going out right through to more extreme things, maintaining everything is tricky. It’s even harder trying to maintain everything at the same time!
One way to fix household problems is to call in the experts. Another way is to try and fix them yourself first. But how do you know when which approach is the right one for you? How do you know when it might be dangerous to do it yourself? Or, if you’ll be totally safe, and might even save quite a bit of money by sorting it alone?
This article looks at three household issues that occur regularly. It looks at how you can try and fix these issues. However, if it doesn’t work, it highlights at what point you may need to call in the professionals and hand over the job!
Shower and sink filling up
If your shower and sink aren’t taking water the way they should, they will be filling up far faster than usual. It will almost be like there is a plug in the drain when there actually isn’t. Try and deal with it yourself first by checking if there is a blockage. In showers especially, hair collects with cleaning products to make a sticky mess. If you find this and remove it, it may hugely help. If it doesn’t, however, you may need to resort to drain cleaning. This gives you total peace of mind than the entire job has been done properly. You’ll also know that there is nothing nasty lurking under the surface that could cause bigger issues in the future.
Creepy crawly invasion
Especially in the summertime, invasions of creepy crawlies are pretty common. You will be able to get rid of some with products you can buy yourself. However, if they aren’t doing the trick, don’t hesitate to call an exterminator before the issue gets worse.
Lights not working
You go to flick on your bedroom lamp, but it’s not working? What do you do? Well, we hope that the first thing you do isn’t call the electricity board and notifying them its not working. This is a prime example of an issue that you should always try to deal with yourself first. Check the plug socket is still plugged in. If it is, remove the lamp from the electricity. Try it in another plug socket. If it is still not working, it may be a problem with the light bulb. Be sure to let it cool before replacing it and trying a different light bulb. If it works again just fine, it was the lightbulb! If it doesn’t the problem is either the lamp itself or the electricity. If you find that the problem is the electricity, now you should start thinking about calling for professional help. If everything else in the house is still working fine, it could be an isolated issue with that plug socket. Unless you have experience in dealing with plug sockets and their complex wiring, steer well clear.