Save money with these 10 DIY fixes around the house, including simple plumbing issues.
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We live in a decent sized house and do our best to be good tenants. We don’t have to call our landlord often and try to maintain and keep everything in good working order.
Occasionally, a clog comes along and we’ll use a product to unclog it.
We live in the country, so that means we have well water and a septic tank. I’ve learned that one of the best things we can do to help maintain and extend the life of the septic tank is using a treatment every month.
As I was researching other inexpensive DIY fixes we could do around the house, I thought I would share them, in case they are helpful to others.
- Clean Your Garbage Disposal – All you need to do it is a few lemons, some white vinegar, and an ice cube tray! Source: One Good Thing
- Remove stubborn hair clogs and clear blocked drains in your bathroom (or kitchen). Use Roto-Rooter Hair Clog Remover.
- Remove scratches from laminate countertops with baking soda and a wet rag. Source: One Good Thing
- Power through standing water to remove all types of stubborn clogs, hair, soap scum and grease. Use Roto-Rooter Gel Clog Remover.
- Clean And Maintain Your Vacuum. This post by One Good Thing will tell you exactly what to empty, clean, replace or wash, and inspect.
- Keep kitchen sink drains running smoothly. Use Roto-Rooter Build Up Remover.
- Give your old laminate furniture a whole new look with primer, paint, and a few painting supplies. Source: One Good Thing
- Prevent septic backups by eliminating paper, fats, oils, grease, protein, and starch that gets into your septic tank. Perform monthly to avoid costly and messy backups. Use Roto-Rooter Septic Treatment.
- Get candle wax out of your carpet with a newspaper and iron! Source: One Good Thing
- Stop a running toilet with a new floater valve or a flapper. Source: Mommy Week