Annoying Problems with Simple Fixes

As you create lasting memories in your home, wear and tear may become evident over the years, leaving little scars or causing certain elements to function less efficiently than they did initially. Those inevitable dings and dents in the baseboards or the persistently dripping faucet may not demand immediate attention, but the continuous annoyance can eventually wear on your sanity. Prime Custom Builders understands the importance of maintaining a peaceful home environment. Let us share some straightforward solutions to common household issues that might be driving you a bit crazy.

Scuffed Baseboards

Your home is a living space, not a museum. Whether you have energetic kids or enjoy rearranging furniture for a fresh perspective, it's natural for daily life to leave its mark on baseboards. Fortunately, this is an easy fix. Grab some wood putty, fill in the nicks and dents, sand it smooth, touch up with paint, and presto! Your baseboards are good as new.

Slowly Draining Sinks

A sink drain struggling to clear itself can be a major source of frustration, especially when residual gunk and toothpaste linger until the next use. Instead of resorting to harsh chemicals, try a simple solution using baking soda and white vinegar. Remove the drain cover, pour half a cup of baking soda down, followed by half a cup of white vinegar. The mixture will bubble as it works its magic. After a few minutes, flush with water. No more slow drains!

Creaky Floorboards

Unless you're running an old-timey western saloon and enjoy dramatic entrances, creaking floorboards are likely an unwelcome feature. Did you know that dusting baby powder over your floorboards can solve this problem? It's true. Floorboards creak when they rub together, and baby powder settles into the seams to prevent that annoying sound.

Now is an excellent time to tackle projects you may have put off during the busy summer, and you might be pleasantly surprised by how easily these solutions can be implemented. For more home tips and DIY projects, delve into our other blogs at Prime Custom Builders!

By Prime Custom Builders 11-30-2023