Whenever you live in a house, problems invariably erupt. It’d be great if nothing ever went wrong. But, of course, that’s not how life works. Eventually, you will encounter issues.

The good news is that even if you are facing some annoying home problems, most are fixable. Once you know what to do, you can prevent issues from cropping up again and stop them from affecting your quality of life. 

But what are the solutions? This post can help. We run through some irksome problems you might encounter and some quick fixes to put them right. Here’s everything you need to know:

Slow Internet

A slow internet connection isn’t just annoying when you’re watching TikTok. It can also wreck your ability to work remotely. And that’s a big problem.

Fortunately, there are some ways around the issue. 

The quick fix is to call your internet service provider and tell them that you are unhappy with the performance and want an upgrade. Most carriers will be able to test your line speed remotely and tell you what the performance should be in your area. 

If they say the connection is slow, it is their responsibility to upgrade it. Complaining can get them to fast-track any planned upgrade works so that they get done next week, not next year. 

If the connection is fast, it means there is likely a problem on your side. The quick fix might be to replace your router or learn more about the nature of traffic going in and out of your computer. If there’s a lot of spam or someone else is using your connection, that will slow speeds. 

Leaky Roofing

Leaking roofing is another annoying and potentially dangerous home problem. Moisture can get into the attic insulation and masonry, reducing your home’s efficiency and causing rot and mold to develop. Over time, a leaking roof can put your entire property in danger. 

You should fix a leaking roof as soon as you notice a problem. If you let it fester, it will only get worse and you’ll have a much more expensive problem on your hands to deal with later. Don’t delay when it comes to getting help. 

Look for roofing companies that avoid “patch jobs” and aim to get to the bottom of the problem. Simply papering over leaking roof sections won’t always fix the problem, forcing you to deal with it in the future when the old solution wears off. 

Creaky Floorboards

Annoying Home Problems: Creaky Floorboards
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Creaky floorboards are another annoying problem that afflicts some homes. You feel like you’re living in a haunted house. 

Most creaking results from improper floorboard positioning. Over time, boards can expand and warp, causing them to rub up against their neighbors every time you step on them. 

You also get some individual boards where the wood becomes fatigued over time. These feel like they are collapsing beneath your feet. 

The easiest option is to find the offending floorboard and reinstall a new one. If you don’t have the budget to do that, you can take an unused board from the edge of the room and swap it for the one causing you grief. 

If multiple boards appear warped, you could have a moisture problem. Check all the pipes running through the floor for any leaks, and measure condensation. Some people resolve their creaking floorboards once they use a dehumidifier to extract the water from the room. 

Flickering Lights

Flickering lights is another super annoying home problem. And because it is electrical, you’re not always sure what to do about it. 

There are several reasons why your lights might flicker. The first has to do with problems with the power supply outside your home. If the power station is struggling to keep up with demand or can’t change output quickly enough, bulbs might start flashing on and off, or even make a buzzing sound. Of course, you can’t deal with these problems, but it can help to call up the power company and tell them you’re having issues. 

The second group of reasons why you might have flickering lights in your home has to do with factors you can control. Common causes of flickering lights include faulty switches, old fuses, and bulbs coming to the end of their lives. Therefore, quick fixes include things like replacing the bulb or fitting a new fuse/switch unit. 


Pests are also an annoying home problem that strikes when you least expect it. One minute you’re cooking a gourmet meal in your kitchen, the next it is packed with ants. 

The best way to deal with pests is to educate yourself. Learning how to get rid of millipedes, rodents, wasps, flies, and even cockroaches can help you deal with problems when they arise and prevent them from occurring in the future. 

Pest control companies always use the following techniques: traps, insecticides, poison, and bait. If you can master these for every type of pest, you can quickly resolve issues. 

Don’t forget to study the behavior of the pests you want to control. Getting inside critters’ heads can help you plan how to fight back and reclaim your home. 

Running Toilet

A running toilet that keeps using water all day long is another one of those super annoying issues many homeowners face. It makes a noise throughout the night, disrupting your sleep. 

Whether you can fix a running toilet will depend on your level of plumbing skill. You might find some fixes only take 5 minutes while others require you to call the plumber. 

The first place to look is the flapper. If it looks damaged, you can replace it with another one, refill the cistern, and flush the toilet again to see if you still have running water. You can also check that the cistern is compatible with the rest of the components. If it is too large, it could force water through even when there isn’t any component damage. 

So, there you have it: some annoying home problems and how to fix them quickly. 

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