It’s actually really fascinating, and it got me to thinking about maintenance needs that are probably being put off these days. For example, the toilet in my upstairs bathroom “runs” indefinitely every time it’s flushed. Instead of calling a plumber, I wait a few minutes and then turn on the water in the sink for a second or two. I don’t know why this works (it’s like magic as far as I’m concerned), but it saves me from paying for a plumber.
The current status of the economy has led many manufacturers to reduce or even eliminate their budgets for capital spending, which means that a lot of those companies are likely dealing with low-tech fixes for outdated and inefficient equipment. What are some of your quick-fix strategies? Please share your tips (personal or professional; some of us need all the help we can get) by entering a comment below.