Although you may not have set out in life to become a handyman, when you become a homeowner that is the job you take on. Not every fix around the house has to become a DIY project. But there are some DIY fixes that every homeowner should know. How many of these fixes have you already taken care of?
Patching a Hole in the Wall
It is always a good idea to keep a small can of paint that you use to paint your rooms. At the very least, you should hold onto the paint sample that you used so that you can reorder it if necessary. Why is this important? Whenever you move a picture, you’re going to create a hole in the wall. That whole can easily be filled with a little spackle paste. Then dab the paint over the paste and your wall is as good as new.
Fixing a Leaky Faucet
Once you fix a leaky faucet, you’ll wonder why you ever called a plumber before! First thing you need to do is shut off the water from under the faucet. You may not know it but there are two valves, one for hot one for cold. Both should be shut off. With an adjustable wrench you can unscrew the faucet remove it and replace the washer. That should do the trick. You may also need to unscrew where the water comes out of the faucet and replace that filter. All of these replacements are universal. Meaning the hardware store will have the part that you need. Once the job is done, screw everything in tight, turn the water on and you’re good to go.
Replacing the showerhead
When you see how easy it is to fix a leaky faucet, you can take those skills to your shower. Using the same adjustable wrench unscrew the showerhead. They should be plumbing tape wrapped around the threads. You’ll want to remove that and replace it with new plumbing tape. This is the white stuff that looks like thread or dental floss. Screw the new shower head on and you’re ready for action.
Replacing Air Vents
Every event in your home that has a filter will need that filter replace at least once a month. The size of that filter is written right on that item. Although you might not have noticed it before stores like Target and Wal-Mart stock these filters.
Taking care of these DIY fixes will give you a great sense of accomplishment. That doesn’t mean you have to take on everything as a DIY task. When you need to get rid of a lot of rubbish from around your home and yard, you’ll want to turn that task over to Junk King Orlando. Junk King Orlando will send over a team of movers who on afraid to get their hands dirty removing whatever junk you want gone from the home. It’s amazing how your home can be transformed by some intense rubbish clearing. Give that job to Junk King Orlando today.