Home repairs that you should know how to do yourself

There is nothing like having your own house. But you should protect it well in order to keep it in a good shape. There is cost involved behind repairing works. So, if you learn how to do the little repairs by your own, you can save a lot of money. Here are some of the simple home repairs that you can learn to do.


It is a very simple job and anyone can do it. Just use a brush and some paint! Painting can make your rooms look like new. Paint definitely enhances the style of your room. Before you start painting, take out anything that is stuck on the wall, like pins or curtain rods.

These things if left on the wall will obstruct you from painting smoothly. Wipe the wall with a dry cloth to remove any dust or other particles clinging to it. If this is not done, the paint won’t stick to the wall properly.

Fixing doors

Doors need to be repaired now and then. They make squeaky sounds sometime which you can easily fix yourself. Putting oil or petroleum jelly on the hinges can solve the problem.

Applying Caulk

Caulk is a rubbery substance that is placed in between sink, tub or shower and the wall. It can also be placed between the floor and the toilet’s outer rim. This acts as a seal that keeps moisture away from walls and floors. Before applying the caulk you need to remove any residues that remain, else the new caulk won’t stick properly.

Fixing a leaky faucet

Many gallons of water are wasted everyday due to water pipe leaks. You can fix the leaks yourself. It is quite simple. First shut off the water supply; you will usually find a valve nearby. Get the faucet replaced if necessary. You can find the manufacturer’s detail on website so that you can buy the right one.

Unplugging a clogged toilet

First make sure if something is stuck down the toilet. Children often throw toys down the toilet which leads to blockages. Use a plunger to clear the toilet.

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