Common Household Problems And How To Solve Them

It’s not always sunshine and rainbows in the home; sometimes there are problems that come up. Knowing these problems is the first step in tackling them. So, here are three common household issues and how to fix them:

Damage To The Roof

You probably remember I talked about your roof in my post about storm damage to the home (if you didn’t then you’re missing out!). Your roof can get damaged in extreme whether conditions and it can be a real pain. If you have cracked roof tiles or holes in your roof, it could end up leaking water into your attic.

Luckily, it’s fairly easy to deal with this issue. As a temporary fix, you can just put buckets under the leaks to stop the water damaging your attic. But, to get it fixed permanently you’ll have to call in a roofing expert. They can fix and replace tiles making sure your roof is patched up and feeling better.

Alternatively, you could get a brand new roof fitted. It may seem like a lot but if your tiles are old, it could be for the best. Plus, something like a brand new zinc roof could add serious value to your home.

Broken Door Hinges

If you live in quite an old house, there are certain parts that will wear away with age. One of the first things to go are the door hinges. Time waves its magic wand, and the hinges become unstuck and broken. This then means your door will essentially not work and fall if you push it. There are a couple of solutions to this problem.

First off, you could try and stick the hinges back on using industrial strength bonding adhesives. This should do the trick and get your door securely back on its hinges. But, if the damage is extreme it may not work, and you could need to buy new hinges.

The second thing you can do is treat it like a blessing in disguise! Go for a little design change and get rid of the door completely. You can either leave the room doorless and create a more open feeling. Or, you could hang beads and have a beaded door!

Peeling Wallpaper

Another issue that is caused by the evil genius that is time. Old wallpaper can slowly start to become unstuck from your walls and peel away. What you’re left with is wallpaper that’s just half hanging off your wall. The worst thing is; it exposes the ugliness of the bare wall behind it.

The solutions here are simple; you can stick the wallpaper back down – and use stronger stuff, so it lasts longer. Or, you can tear down the rest of the wallpaper and put something new up. I, personally, go for the second option.

I like to think that peeling wallpaper is my house’s way of telling me it needs a change. It’s basically taking its clothes off and saying nope; I don’t like this anymore I need something new. So old wallpaper doesn’t have to be a bad thing; it can be the perfect excuse to do some interior designing.

Author: Sam Charles

Meet Sam, the creator behind UK lifestyle blog, Strawberry Squeeze 🍓 Sam is a newlywed living in Cornwall studying her PgDip in Strategic Direction and Leadership with the Chartered Management Institute 🍕🐰 She's also the Founder + Director of multi-award-winning SEO & PPC agency, Float Digital ✨

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