Whether you’re a homeowner, or just looking to save money on repairing a rental, learning how to fix things around the house, can not only save you time but also money. You can complete a few simple repairs in less than an hour.
Of course, there are repairs you may need the help of a professional to complete, especially if you don’t have the experience or expertise. For example, if you have roofing repairs, and don’t know how to repair them, you can click here to find an expert service. Also, I learned in my first house that plumbing problems in the wall should be done by a plumbing expert. Now let’s consider a few home repairs that you can do on your own:
Fix A Running Toilet
A running toilet can be comfortably fixed by a DIY-er with a toilet rebuild kit (like this one from Amazon) from any hardware or big box store. These kits typically contain straightforward and easy-to-follow instructions. If you have a one-piece or specialty toilet, these can be tricky and might need the professional touch.. Even I learned to replace a flapper years ago.
Depending on the severity of your plumbing issues, you can either fix this yourself or get in touch with a professional if you don’t have the expertise and tools. Some simple clogs can be fixed with a plunger. I always try that first. If the clog is big and blocks the pipe, I have had a plumber roto out the main line.
Unclogging your toilet, sink or pipes can be done by yourself, but leaking pipes, replacing faucets, and toilets might require the aid of a plumber. To unclog your drains, you can use a plunger, hanger, or specialist heavy-duty products to clear your clog.
Sealing a Window
Decades ago I bought my first house which was built in 1947. The windows in the bedroom rattled with a good wind. The first winter I bought the plastic kits to cover them to retain heat. It obscures the view and I couln’t wait for spring when I removed them. I told my sister-in-law I need to pay someone to fix them. She told me how easy it is to fix with a little kit. It was so easy I resealed every window in the home. If you are looking for a way to save money on home repairs, consider sealing your windows.
Window sealing is a simple home repair that can help you reduce your energy bills and improve the air quality in your house. It also helps with insulation, which will keep your house warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer.
Level A Toilet
When leveling a toilet, you can use coins or washers as toilet shims. Coins or washers provide a firm seat and come in different thicknesses. Simply slide as many coins as necessary under the toilet until it’s completely level. Then caulk along the floor as you normally would to hide the coin toilet shims.
These are just a few home repairs that you can do yourself without the aid of professionals. The important point to remember is to get help when you don’t know what to do.