DIY Repairs Around the Home You Can Do Yourself

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Are you looking for tips to help you with DIY repairs around the home you can do yourself?

Keep reading for some tips on some minor repairs you can do yourself.

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Sometimes, you don’t need a professional to do some minor fixes around the home. You can do a lot of things yourself. The best part of repairing things yourself has to be saving money. However learning new skills to help you in the future as to be a close second.

When you learn how to fix one thing, chances are you can figure out how to fix another problem. In future, you can save yourself a lot of money by doing the DIY repairs around the home yourself. Sometimes some repairs are better off being left to the professionals. Here are some DIY repairs around the home you can do yourself. 

Leaky Pipes

Leaky pipes are generally an easy DIY repair. Once you find where the source of the leak is, you can take the proper steps. As long as the leak is on the exposed pipe under your sink or in your basement, you probably just need to get some spares parts online or by going to the store, and you can fix this simple problem. 

9 times out of 10, you probably just need a clamp or the pipe needs some tightening, and you can do all of that yourself. If you find the problem is in the wall, then id advise you to leave it to a professional. 

Fixing or Replacing Your Faucet

Faucets are great DIY fixes because chances are, you just need to replace a washer. Many times, a washer will come loose, break, or stretch causing water to slightly drip out of the faucet. Try turning off the faucet water connection under the sink and unscrewing the faucet. You can replace the washer without a problem. 

When your faucet is not set in the center of your sink and there are a lot of hoses underneath, it would be best to hire a professional.

Unclogging a Garbage Disposal

Make sure there is NO power going to the disposal! After doing that to ensure your safety, unclogging the disposal is a breeze. There is usually a box or catch of some sort underneath the disposal. All you need to do is take a wrench and unscrew the disposal to take out anything that may be caught in there including anything that may be backing up the disposal.

Remove the clog and replace the box. It’s really is that easy. Then if that does not work once the power has been turned back on, it’s probably best for you to call a professional out.

Gutter Cleaning

If you aren’t afraid of heights, you can clean your own gutters. Just get up on the ladder, remove any leaves or blockages or debris by hand, and come back down the ladder. There is no need to hire a professional for such a quick job. While you are up there, it would be advisable to apply a mesh over the gutters ensuring that leaves and the debris get caught in the netting. Helping them to never make it into the actual gutter.

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