Household problems and repairs. Owning and maintaining a home is hard work. Not only do you have to troubleshoot large, structural issues from time to time, but you also have to figure out the best way to deal with smaller, cosmetic problems. These are some common household problems.
|1 The bathtub is leaking.||2 The sink is clogged.||3 The hot water heater isn’t working.||11 There are_ in the kitchen.|
|4 The toilet is broken.||5 The roof is leaking.||6 The paint is peeling.||a termites
|8 The cable TV isn’t working.||9 The stove isn’t working.||10 The refrigerator is broken.||c ants
|12 The lock is broken.||13 The front light doesn’t go on.||14 The doorbell doesn’t ring.|
|15 The power is out in the living room.||16 The chimney is dirty.||17 The tiles in the bathroom are loose.|
|18 The steps are broken.||19 The door doesn’t open.||20 The heating system is broken.|
|21 The air conditioning isn’t working.|
Ways to ask about repairs
How much will this repair cost?
When can you begin?
How long will the repair take?
Talk to a repair person
A: Can you fix the roof?
B: Yes, but it will take two weeks.
A: How much will the repair cost?
|1. The water heater is not working.||2. The power is out.||3. The roof is leaking.|
|4. The tile is cracked.||5. The window is broken.||6. The lock is broken.|
|7. The steps are broken.||8. roofer||9. electrician|
|10. repair person||11. locksmith||12. carpenter|
|1 3. fuse box||14. gas meter|
|1 5. The furnace is broken.||16. The pipes are frozen.||17. The faucet is dripping.|
|18. The sink is overflowing.||19. The toilet is stopped up.||20. plumber|
|21. exterminator||22. termites||23. ants|
|24. bedbugs||25. fleas||26. cockroaches / roaches|
|27. rats||28. mice*||*Note: one mouse, two mice|