Slide 1: Running Toilet


The most common culprit here is a leaky rubber flapper, which allows water to flow from the tank to the bowl when you flush. There's a very simple and inexpensive fix, but first verify that the flapper's the cause by dropping some food coloring into the tank. Wait a few minutes. If you see the food coloring bleeding into the bowl, take a trip to your local hardware store to pick up a new flapper. 

Easy DIY Fixes for 11 Annoying House Problems 

It can be a real chore to deal with all of your home's trouble spots and "quirks," especially after you've learned to live with them. Sometimes it's out of pure procrastination, putting off for months a minor repair that would take only five minutes to complete. Other times, we may delay because we're just not sure how to handle the problem (but we sure don't want to pay a handyman to do something we should be capable of doing ourselves). Whatever the case, these little annoyances can add up to much bigger frustrations, leaving us with a feeling that the house is completely falling apart. Never fear: We've outlined 11 of the most common annoying house problems and provided the quick-and-easy fixes that will bring your home back to tip-top shape.

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