Owning a home is great, but sometimes the maintaining of it is not so great. Fixing common mistakes with just some know-how, and maybe a little elbow grease is easy. Here’s how to fix the most common mistakes in your home, according to HouseTask.com.

Clogged drains – use a commercial product, such as Drano, a liquid you pour down the drain, or a plunger, that uses air and water pressure to unclog drains. . If the clog persists, using a mechanical auger that helps snake out the drain  is the best solution.

Overflowing toilets – sometimes, toilets can become clogged or the outlet valve is stuck open. Here’s a simple fix-it trick. First, stop the water flow by lifting up the tank lid and finding the outlet valve, an opening at the bottom of the tank. (more…)

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