6 Homeowner skills to master

As a homeowner there a many DIY projects to master in your home that can save you costs long-term. Below is a brief list of simple DIY tips to consider in and around your home.

  1. Cleaning Gutters

It’s always a good idea to clean your gutters before high rainfall. When gutters aren’t cleared of leaves and debris, water can get trapped and end up seeping into your house which in turn can leave you with a bigger maintenance problem.

  • Hanging Pictures

Hanging your own pictures is easier than you think and with technology getting more advanced by the day, you can even turn your smartphone into a level to determine if your frame is crooked or not.

  • Unclogging Drains

The day your sink, shower or bath stops draining or leaves an unpleasant odour, it’s time to be dealt with. You can fish out stray hair using a drain weasel. For the odour you can get a store-bought drain cleaner or make your own mixture at home using a 1 to 1 ratio of bicarbonate of soda and vinegar.

  • Cutting the water supply

If you ever find a burst pipe in your home or repairing your own plumbing, you’ll have to shut off the water supply first.

  • Fixing dings in walls

Your walls won’t stay perfect forever dings will happen! Whether from furniture knocking, your broom or other mishaps, repair these dings yourself. All you need is some putty and a putty knife.

  • Caulking

Prevent water from seeping in between your walls and bathtub or tile by caulking these areas that right way! Choose a trusted caulk brand. When applying to the desire areas, try not squeeze too little as it won’t be enough or squeeze too much as you’ll land up just having a mess. Simply snip the tube’s tip and allow to flow out naturally. This should be the perfect size to spread, then you can use your finger to smooth evenly.

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