How to Fix Household Problems for Free

When it comes to common household problems chances are you don’t have to spend a dime to fix them. Many homeowners often run out to the store right away to buy tools or parts, but you might already have everything you need. Safe yourself the trip and the money by trying the workarounds below:

Slow Drain

You don’t necessarily need to go out and buy a plumbing snake just because you have a slow drain. Try pouring a cup of baking soda followed by a cup of vinegar and then hot water down the drain. The solution will form a powerful foam that can blast through most clogs.

Stuck Window

Silicone spray is the ideal solution for a window track that doesn’t slide easily. However, you can use a paraffin or beeswax candle by rubbing it along the tracks to help the window slide with less friction.

Dirty Exhaust Filter

Is your kitchen’s exhaust fan looking grimy and greasy? Try using rubbing alcohol to dissolve the much. Just make sure to rinse the filter off in the sink because alcohol is flammable.

Have a plumbing problem you can’t fix on your own? Don’t hesitate to give the experts at Uptown a call – we’ll be glad to help you out!

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