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Does it ever seem like home maintenance costs are dominating your pocketbook? It can be expensive if each time there’s a repair you have to call a professional. Not only are you paying for the supplies, you’re paying for a professional’s time. 

Luckily, there are some maintenance updates you can do yourself, helping you save some serious coin. Use the following tips to keep your home in tip-top shape without breaking the bank.

Repair Chipped Tile Grout (or Bathroom Grout)

Chipped grout exposes the interior of your walls and your cabinets to moisture, which can eventually lead to mold. Rather than pay someone to completely replace your tile and/or grout, consider doing it yourself. Remove the uppermost layer of grout. Repair it with new grout and then use a heavy-duty sealer.

The Fridge is Humming Loudly

Did you know that once a year or so, you should vacuum the dust from behind your fridge? If you didn’t, you do now. When the coils on your fridge are surrounded by dust, they have trouble functioning. Pull your fridge out from the wall and vacuum the dust away. You may also consider using a soft bristle brush to gently remove stubborn dirt from the coils.

Poor Water Pressure

Not getting the flow you want from your shower? It might be time to clean your showerhead. By soaking your showerhead in vinegar overnight, you can remove the buildup of minerals that could be preventing you from getting the spray you want.

Creaky Door

Have a door that creaks loudly? The noise can be extremely irritating. Don’t just accept it. That loud creak isn’t just hard on your ears. It can be extremely hard on the hinges of your door. Lubricate the hinges with WD-40.

Get more tips on how to clean and care for your home.