14 Property Maintenance Hacks Every Homeowner Should Know

Property maintenance hacks
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Is your paintwork looking tired and dated? Do you have an annoying dripping tap? Do you keep tripping up on a rogue patio slab? If you have your own home you know there is always something that needs fixing or sorting. 

We've put together an assortment of 14 must-know hacks that will give you the lowdown on some indispensable fixes to save you time and money.  

Steve Jenkins

Steve Jenkins is a freelance content creator with over two decades of experience working in digital and print and was previously the DIY content editor for Homebuilding & Renovating. 

He is a keen DIYer with over 20 years of experience in transforming and renovating the many homes he has lived in. He specialises in painting and decorating, but has a wide range of skills gleaned from working in the building trade for around 10 years and spending time at night school learning how to plaster and plumb.

He has fitted kitchens, tiled bathrooms and kitchens, laid many floors, built partition walls, plastered walls, plumbed in bathrooms, worked on loft conversions and much more. And when he's not sure how to tackle a DIY project he has a wide network of friends – including plumbers, gas engineers, tilers, carpenters, painters and decorators, electricians and builders – in the trade to call upon.