Troubleshooting Tips

How To Remove Dents In Wood
Here is a little trick to remove dents in your wood furniture, especially the legs that can get dented quite frequently: IRON IT OUT Using an iron set to high (without steam), place a damp cotton cloth folded in quarters on the area and place the hot iron on top for one minute.   Remove and repeat if necessary.   **Bach Homes is not liable for any mishaps that happen while trying this process .
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Top 10 Home Maintenance Tips
WATER HEATER: At least once per year, drain the water from your water heater to remove sediment that has built up over time.   This will improve efficiency and extend the life of this vital appliance. TOILET: If your toilet is leaking from the tank to the bowl, one of two things could be happening: the flapper inside the tank might need replacing OR the bolts from the tank to the bowl could need tightening.
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How To Adjust a Door Threshold
If your door is hard to close, or if there is a gap at the bottom of the door, you may need to adjust the threshold to allow a better fit for your door. To do this, open your door and locate the screws along the threshold that might be hidden under decorative caps or a trim piece.   Adjust the screws 1/4 turn either clockwise or counter-clockwise.
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How To Clean Your Shower Head
Use this tip to clean calcium and lime buildup in your shower head and faucets.   This will help return the shower head and faucets to like-new flow functionality. Fill a small, plastic bag with vinegar until it is half full Rubber band the bag over the shower head or faucet and leave in place for 1-2 hours.
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How To Fix a Low-Flowing Faucet
Does it seem as though the water flow coming from your faucet is not what it should be?  Check to see if your filter is clogged by following these steps: Place a towel around the faucet end and use a wrench to unscrew the end Remove filter or aerator inside the end Clean the end with a small brush to remove any built up particles If there is a build up of calcium, soak filter in vinegar overnight Reassemble & test .
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How To Inventory Your Home
It is very important, when unexpected things happen, to have an inventory of everything in your home that isn't nailed down.   You never know when a natural disaster, water damage, fire, or theft will require you to report your possessions to an insurance company. It is essential to complete this process with a clear head to prove your possessions to an insurance company.
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How To Fix a Leaky Faucet
Stop that annoying and costly drip from the faucet by following these simple do-it-yourself instructions: Turn off the water supply valve located below the sink Plug the drain with a rag so you don't lose parts Loosen the small screws to remove the faucet handles Use an adjustable wrench to remove the packing nut and stem Remove the O-ring and washer.   Replace washer with a new one that fits snug on the stem Reassemble & test .
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How To Check Breakers & Reset GFCI
Occasionally an appliance which is plugged into a wall receptacle is not functioning properly and will cause a tripped breaker, which shuts off all electricity to that particular circuit.   If this should occur, unplug all appliances in the home and proceed to the exterior circuit breaker enclosure.   Turn all circuit breakers to the OFF position briskly, and then to the ON position.
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How to Recycle Various Objects
Check out this great website: earth911. org for information on what you can recycle and what local resources are available for taking your waste and recycling it. Identify recyclable waste Locate your nearest center Impact the world for the better .
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How To Unclog a Sink
Pour hot water down the drain.   This could loosen the particles without using other measures Use a plunger that covers the drain to suction out the clog If it is still stuck, use a drain auger to snake the drain and extract the clog If none of these work, contact a licensed plumber for professional help **NOTE: It is not recommended to use drain chemicals, as they damage the pipes and are harmful to skin .
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