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Ever have something break and you just think “great, there goes my savings!” Don’t call a professional – I’ve compiled a list of common household fixes of things you can do yourself!
It’s okay if you don’t feel like you’re very handy around the house, some projects are actually a lot easier than you would think. Most of these fixes can be done by anyone in less than a day and with a bit of effort!
Sometimes you will have to call in a professional, but give yourself a chance and you could end up saving some serious cash!
Common Household Fixes:
Sometimes a blocked drain can be as simple as using the right plunger to remove the clog. In tougher cases, try adding a about a cup of dish detergent and letting it sit. That should loosen up the blockage and allow your plunger to work. Still clogged? Follow these steps to remove the p-trap and manually remove the clog. Way cheaper than calling a plumber!
A hole in the wall can be frustrating and also intimidating! But don’t fear, you can definitely fix it yourself. Head here to follow these steps and you’ll have your wall as good as new again!
If you take care of your HVAC system, you can prevent a lot of problems. Check out this article on DIY A/C maintenance and get your unit running like new!
It can be a scary thing to have a leaking roof, which might make you want to reach for the phone to call a professional immediately. But in a lot of cases, you can fix a leak yourself! The hardest part is locating the leak – you got this!
Broken Window Glass
A broken window pane can really be a pain (see what I did there). Prices to get this fixed can vary depending on your type of window, type of glass, etc. Check out this article that covers all types of window glass replacement!
Broken Garbage Disposal
Sometimes a broken garbage disposal fix can be as easy as turning a wrench! Plumbers can be so expensive and this is definitely a DIY to try!
You won’t often have to change locks in your home, but if you’ve moved to a new house or accidentality lost your house key it might be a good time to consider changing your locks. Unless you have a very unique lock, most likely you can do this yourself! Check out this article on rekeying your locks.
Ripped Window Screen
Getting a rip in your window screen can feel daunting. But you don’t have to replace the whole screen, you can repair it! Follow the tips here and get your window screen back in shape!
Have some cracked concrete? Whether it’s on your patio, porch, driveway, or garage, this is something you can most likely fix yourself! Check out these steps, grab a few supplies and soon you’ll have your concrete looking new.
Re-caulk the Bathroom
Are the edges of your bathroom looking moldy no matter what cleaner you use? It may be time to re-caulk. Sounds scary, but it’s even easier than icing a cake! Check out these tips on cutting out old caulk and replacing it to refresh your whole bathroom.
Repair Your Deck
Have an old deck that you’re dreading to replace? In a lot of cases, you don’t need to replace the whole thing! Learn how to patch boards, tighten handrails, refinish and more! Invest a weekend and save yourself years before you need to replace.
Fix Your Appliances
You don’t always need to replace your appliances when they break down. There are tons of DIY solutions! Check out these articles on fixes to get your appliances up and going again:
- Recalibrate your oven temperature
- Fix your ice maker
- Fix your gas stove ignitor or your electric range burner
- Unclog your dishwasher
- Fix a washing machine that won’t drain
- Fix a dryer that won’t dry