Handyman in Charleston gives some tips about home repair. Take extra care when using power tools with any trailing power cables. Ensure that the cable is unlikely to interfere with any other items that might topple or get damaged etc. Ensure that the path of the cable is obvious to others so its not a trip hazard.
Common home repairs often rely on a secret trick, and for this one, you’ll never guess what it is. To have your drawers sliding smoothly again, all you need to do is rub a stick of old candle against the bottom of the drawer where it touches the dresser. Do the same for the dresser itself, and you’ll be getting stuff in and out of your drawer without any difficulty.
Warm weather and blue skies means a lot of traipsing in and out of your house. And if you have a screen door to allow fresh breezes to flow through, that also means a lot of banging and noise as it slams closed. Just dab a couple of short beads of silicone caulk along the inner door jamb where it hits and let dry with the door open. The silicone pads will help quiet the racket. Living around a bunch of wood furniture or in a house with a hardwood floor means that dents and deep marks will eventually happen. But there’s a novel way to remove those dents without resorting to power tools: a household iron. Put a little water in the dent, then lay a moist towel over the it. Heat up your iron and then move it over the towel in circles, pressing down on it for a few minutes. The heat and water should rehydrate the wood, allowing it to puff back up.
Check your locks and seals, Open and close all windows and doors. When you secure the lock, is there any gap between the seals? A good way to check is to trap a $1 bill between the seals, lock it, and then try to pull the bill out. If it slips out easily, there’s enough of a gap to leak the heat out, and you may need to either replace the lock or the seals. To tell which part is the problem, firmly grab the handle and try to wiggle the door or window in its frame. If it moves, you may need to replace the locks, which should be tasked to a professional windows and doors fitting company. Note: you can also use the $1 bill method on your fridge to check if the seal has loosened over time!
Adding a deck to create an outdoor space can be exciting for the entire family. Enjoying the wonderful South Carolina air with a family barbecue or sitting by the outdoor firepit on a cool winter evening, is a great way to relax. We can transform your outdoor living with a beautiful new deck. Our team can also renovate your current deck by making required deck repairs and adding a new coat of stain. See more info at Charleston Handyman.