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.
- 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.
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.
For all your DIY accessories and materials, ensure that you visit your nearest DIY Depot!
Terms and conditions:
DIY Depot is committed to carrying a wide range of building supplies, DIY products and much more! We pride ourself in providing the very best DIY advice and service. However, some of our member stores may not always stock an entire product range advertised on our DIY projects. But do not fret! If your nearest DIY Depot runs low on stock or if you cannot find something we will gladly assist! Feel free to contact us on our customer care line and we will do our best to source the product you need. You can contact our customer care page here or call us on our customer care line 0860 DIY DEPOT.