Congratulations on moving into your new — or at least new to you — house. But now that you’ve settled in, you may have noticed some flaws that weren’t evident during the honeymoon period. Hallway floors that squeak in an annoying way, for example. Or pipes that clang, doors that stick or toilets that don’t flush the way they should.
Fortunately, many of these problems can be fixed with a little elbow grease and do-it-yourself know-how, without the expense of calling in home-repair professionals. Here are 10 common problems that may be worth tackling on your own.