Easy Home Repairs You Can Do Yourself
If you are in the mood to do a few repairs around your home, then you’re in the right place. This article will show you how you can undertake some easy home repairs that should make your life a little easier.
- Clearing a Clogged Garbage Disposal
While some people might hire a professional to clear a clogged garbage disposal, you could try to clear it yourself. Turn off the disposal and using a small wrench, open the underside. This should clear the clog, allowing you to use the garbage disposal once more. Just make sure you have plenty of towels or buckets to catch any waste that falls out.
- Installing a New Light Fixture
Before you begin any electrical repairs you need to make sure you know a little about electricity. This is because:
- Electricity will always find the easiest way to reach the ground
- If you’re not careful the electricity could pass through you
Before you undertake any electrical repairs make sure the electricity supply is switched off. Do your research, make sure you have the right tool and equipment and you take your time. Whether you’re an electrician or just a simple DIYer, you obviously know the importance of owning good wire cutters in your toolbox. If you’re not feeling confident please call an electrician.
A new door can make a room look very different. Please note, you might have to install new door furniture but it shouldn’t be too difficult to complete these jobs yourself. You can potentially save a lot of money by installing your door rather than relying on a professional. Make sure there’s someone there to hold the door and hand you the tools when you need them.
Don’t forget you’ll need to remove the old door as well as the hinges. You might even need to drill new holes for your new hinges. Just take your time. If you need to measure anything, measure twice and cut or drill once.
You’ll know when grout needs replacing because it looks dirty and discolored. Why not try replacing it yourself by doing a spot of DIY? Measure the spaces between the tiles. If they are less than 1/8 inch use an epoxy, acrylic, or unsanded grout. If it’s more than 1/8 inch use a sanded grout.
Clean the area and remove any grout using a grout saw. Now dampen all of the joints using a rag and mix the grout. When the grout has been mixed start grouting the tiles. Fill all of the joints so they’re nice and smooth. Go over the tiles with a damp cloth to remove any excess. When you’re done, let the grout set and then clean away any excess away with a damp rag.
As you can see, there are a few easy home repairs that you can do if you have time on your hands. Try not to rush anything, just make sure you keep focused on your repairs so you get the job done to the best of your ability. If you’re in any doubt at any time, ask a professional to help you.
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