Simple DIY Home Repairs You Can Try Yourself

While we wouldn’t recommend trying any of these DIY home repairs yourself if you lack confidence or skill, for many homeowners, simple DIY repairs are a part of owning a home, and are a great was of saving money.

Besides being simple, in most cases, these home repairs are minor and can pretty much be completed by anyone with even the most basic knowledge of home repairs and tools.

Annoying Door Squeaks

Squeaky doors are a nuisance, but are easily remedied. To fix them, simply un-tighten the screw hinge pin, then apply a thin coat of lubricant (petroleum jelly works). Tap it back in, remove excess lubricant, and breathe easy.

Leaks From Below

Leaks from under the sink can cause a headache, but the fix is a no-brainer. Place a bucket beneath for water collection, then unscrew the flange around the P-trap (it’s the curved pipe). Dump out the sediment, replace the trap, and you’ll have no more leaks. It’s really that easy.

Holy Drywall

Holes in the drywall are easy to make, but they are also easy to patch. To make quick work of unwanted holes, simply apply some spackling paste, let dry, sand smooth, then touch up with the same color paint. This solution works well on small holes that don’t require any other materials.

Ornery Drains

A clogged drain’s cause can seem mysterious, especially after you have made effort to unclog it and nothing has worked. First remove the drain cover, pull out the stopper or grate, then insert a plastic snake to remove excess gunk and build-up. After a bit of dredging, your water should then flow with no trouble.

The DIY approach isn’t for everyone. But for those who are handy, simple home repairs can be done for little to no extra cost.

However, for larger jobs that require a bit more knowledge, professional help is advised.

Interested in learning more about how we can help you? Please feel free to contact us to discuss your options.

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Michelle Manter Giglietti

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Top Producing Realtor and recognized blogger. In her free time you can hear her screaming fore at the local golf course,or catch her at home enjoying fresh cooking and a glass of wine with her husband and favorite 6 pound Morkie named Pedro.
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