What to Do When There’s a Problem in Your House



As much as we’d always love for things to be running well in our lives, that isn’t always the case. From a clogged sink to a broken appliance, every homeowner knows that problems can pop up at any time. While it’s impossible to prevent all household emergencies, it is possible to be prepared for them. In this blog post, we’re going to detail five tips for dealing with the most common household problems. Let’s take a look.

1. Clogged Sink

A clogged sink is one of the most common household problems. To clear a clogged sink, start by removing the stopper and any debris that may be caught in it. If the drain is still clogged, pour a cup of baking soda down the drain followed by a cup of vinegar. Allow the mixture to sit for 15 minutes, then flush with hot water. If the drain is still clogged, you may need to use a plunger or snake.

2. Leaky Faucet

A leaky faucet is another common household problem. To fix a leaky faucet, start by turning off the water supply to the faucet. Once the water is off, remove the handle and unscrew the packing nut with a wrench. Tighten or replace the washer and reassemble the faucet. Turn on the water supply and test the faucet to make sure the leak has been fixed.

3. Overflowing Toilet

An overflowing toilet is one of the most frustrating household problems. To stop an overflowing toilet, start by turning off the water supply to the toilet. Once the water is off, flush the toilet to empty as much water out of the bowl as possible. Next, use a plunger to try and unclog the toilet. If that doesn’t work, you may need to use a plumber’s snake or call a plumber. You may find that you even need to look into water damage repair too if this has had an ongoing effect.

4. Broken Appliance

A broken appliance can be a major headache. To fix a broken appliance, start by troubleshooting the problem using the owner’s manual or an online search engine. If you can’t find a solution, call a repairman or replace the appliance altogether. It’s always a good idea to try and fit it rather than just throwing it out.

5. Power Outage

A power outage can be frustrating, but there are some things you can do to prepare for one ahead of time. Invest in flashlights and batteries so you can see in the dark if there’s an outage at night time. Charge your cell phone regularly so you have access to it if there’s an emergency and you need to call for help. And finally, keep some non-perishable food items on hand so you’re not left hungry if there’s an extended power outage and your refrigerator stops working properly.”

Putting Your Home Back Together

Household emergencies can be frustrating, but they don’t have to ruin your day (or week). By being prepared and knowing how to handle common problems like clogged drains and broken appliances, you can minimize stress and get back to enjoying your home sweet home in no time!

About Author

LaDonna Dennis

LaDonna Dennis is the founder and creator of Mom Blog Society. She wears many hats. She is a Homemaker*Blogger*Crafter*Reader*Pinner*Friend*Animal Lover* Former writer of Frost Illustrated and, Cancer...SURVIVOR! LaDonna is happily married to the love of her life, the mother of 3 grown children and "Grams" to 3 grandchildren. She adores animals and has four furbabies: Makia ( a German Shepherd, whose mission in life is to be her attached to her hip) and Hachie, (an OCD Alaskan Malamute, and Akia (An Alaskan Malamute) who is just sweet as can be. And Sassy, a four-month-old German Shepherd who has quickly stolen her heart and become the most precious fur baby of all times. Aside from the humans in her life, LaDonna's fur babies are her world.

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1 year ago

Thank you for sharing such a helpful post! However, you didn’t mention a clogged toilet – a problem everyone is familiar with. We have a good article that tells how to deal with it and prevent it from happening in the future: https://polestarplumbing.com/tips-tricks/odd-tips-for-putting-an-end-to-toilet-plumbing-issues-at-home.

Happy Hiller
1 year ago

Oh, right. An overflowing toilet is very frustrating. But any problems can be prevented if you know their causes. So here are what can cause your toilet to overflow: https://happyhiller.com/blog/this-is-what-to-do-when-your-toilet-is-overflowing/.

1 year ago

Thank you! In case of a power outage, it also won’t hurt to have a home backup generator. Actually, a generator is a good investment for any home. A power outage can catch you at the most inopportune moment and lead to severe consequences: from spoiled food in the fridge to frozen pipes.

Gervais Mechanical
1 year ago

Oh, a clog in a sink is quite a big problem. You made some good suggestions for removing it. In this article, you can find some information on how to prevent: https://www.gervaismechanical.com/drain-cleaning-the-answers-to-5-common-questions/.

1 year ago

Failed heating systems in winter can also be a big problem. This can make you and the pipes in your home freeze. To avoid this, remember the annual maintenance of the heating system.

1 year ago

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