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Most families spend a lot of time in the kitchen. They fix meals together and chat while eating at the kitchen island or table. However, a few issues can cause this special bonding time to go sour.
Here are a few kitchen problems you should fix now so your all-important bonding time doesn’t get hijacked.
1. Smelly Drains
Does your kitchen sink give off a foul smell? This happens when the continuous seepage of dirty water passes through the drain and rots, eventually giving off a strong smell.
The good news is that a smelly drain can be fixed easily with a few items from your pantry.
Just mix some lemon juice and baking soda and let the concoction sit over your drain for at least 20 mins before rinsing away with boiled water.
2. A Smelly or Warm Fridge/Freezer
It’s always good to double-check your refrigerator and freezer compartments for open doors or gas leaks. Normally the compressor produces a minimal amount of heat but it shouldn’t be excessive.
When your refrigerator warms up, it will significantly impact the cooling of the fridge making your food go rotten and produce a stagnant odor. It could make your fridge susceptible to mold growth too.
This kitchen problem definitely tops our list because it is directly related to the food you consume.
3. Leaking Faucets
This problem is commonly seen throughout every household. Your sink and faucets should never be leaking or dripping. Not only does this contaminate the area and increase the chances of mold, but you are also wasting a lot of water.
It’s better to open up the area and figure out why it’s leaking or get some assistance from a plumber.
4. Lost Lids
We tend to make an extravagant dinner and go to put it away, only to find out that Tupperware lid has gone amiss. Now the thing is, you could hold on to that precious plastic container of yours, but in reality, it doesn’t serve much of a purpose if the lid isn’t intact.
Better to donate or buy a new one. This goes for all broken and worn out kitchen gadgets and utensils as well.
5. A Range Hood That Isn’t Clearing Smoke
If you notice your exhaust system isn’t disposing of excessive amounts of smoke well, then there might be a break in the motor, grease clogged ducts or an air filter that needs changing.
Ductwork repairs can be tricky which is why we recommend you call in a professional to repair your exhaust system when the time comes.
6. Loose Cabinet Doors
Cabinets are not only the prime area for kitchen storage but they also add a sense of style to the overall space. It is so disappointing when you realize that your cabinets are not secured and your kitchen appliances and accessories could fall out or dust or insects might inhabit the area. YIKES!
Always be on the lookout for loose cabinet doors and screw them back into place.
If you have too much stuff that you don’t need because it’s old or unusable, collect them and use a junk pickup to remove it. A professional local junk hauler service is reasonable, so you get the work done and also save money.
Krystle Cook – the creator of Home Jobs by MOM – put her psychology degree on a shelf and dived into a pile of diapers and dishes instead. She is a wife and mother to two rambunctious boys, sweating it out in her Texas hometown. She loves cooking, DIY home projects, and family fun activities.