Aladdin Remodelers of Long Island is here today to help with some New Year house tips! With the New Year, many people decide to renovate their homes and mix things up. So, before you can call the experts at Aladdin Remodelers for your bathroom, kitchen and all-around home remodeling needs, let's first walk you through some basic home maintenance tasks:
Tip #1: Organize all pertinent files. Review warranties & product manuals to check on recommended maintenance for furnaces, appliances & tools. Mark your calendar to track scheduled upkeep & service.
Tip #2: Inspect furniture, cabinets and vanities for loose knobs, pulls, etc.. Tighten or repair as necessary. Adjust squeaky door hinges with lightweight machine oil. Free sticky doors by trimming edges or shimming hinges with thin pieces of cardboard.
Tip#3: Deep clean your dishwasher, trash compactor & countertop appliances if applicable.
Tip #4: Remove drain traps under sinks & clean them thoroughly. Clean pop-up drain plugs. Inspect the linkage for pop-up drains to make sure they are set properly. To adjust the linkage, squeeze the finger operated pressure lock to release it & slide it up or down as necessary.
Tip #5: Keep valves from sticking & check for leaks - turn all water valves off & on. This includes outdoor faucets & valves to toilets, bathrooms, kitchen sinks, laundry & bar areas, etc.
Tip #6: Inspect grout & caulk around tubs, sinks & showers. Chip out cracked grout & replace missing grout.
Once you are finally ready for your home remodel, call Aladdin Remodelers of Long Island. You can even stop by the store at our convenient Massapequa office!