The 5 Most-Needed Repair Tips Every Homeowner Should Know

home-improvement-toolsYour home is everything to you. It’s your biggest investment. It is where you are raising your family. Even a well-cared for home, though, will need repairs and a bit of updating from time to time. It is always a good idea to have a trusted, expert professional by your side to always call when there is an important repair necessary.

However, there are some tasks the handy do-it-yourselfer can handle on his or her own. These are ones you can master with the help of a few videos.

#1: Learn to fix a leaking faucet

That drip-drip-drip is costing you money and wasting an important resource.  Whether it is in your kitchen or in the bathroom, it does not have to be hard to fix in most cases. Check out ThisOldHouse.com for step-by-step instructions or watch this video on how to fix a leaking faucet.

#2: How to Turn the Water Off

Overflowing hot water heaters, toilets that will not stop running, or a burst line in your kitchen can create a very big mess. We recommend learning how to turn off the main water line in your home to stop the potential damage. Check out this video on turning off the main water supply.

#3: Patch a Drywall Hole

Whether the doorknob of your bedroom caused it or someone hit it with a ball, broken drywall and holes can be an eyesore. However, you can repair it rather easily. PopularMechanics.com offers a great, step-by-step description of how to do this.

#4: Unclog a Drain

While we recommend having a professional out to handle repairs and long term concerns with plumbing, you can learn how to properly unclog a drain. Don’t pour chemicals down it that can damage the pipes! Check out these tips on unclogging a bathroom drain in just a few minutes. Or check out these tips from HowStuffWorks.com.

#5: Fix a Leaking Toilet

Again, if it is time to replace your toilet or handle other, more complex plumbing concerns, call a professional. If you just need a bit of help with a dripping or nonworking toilet, you may be able to do the job yourself. ThisOldHouse.com offers simple tips on how to fix a leaking or running toilet.

When it comes to bigger problems, call the pros. It’s the best way to minimize the long-term expense of repairs. Maintain the value of your home by having a go-to contractor on hand to manage these and your other home maintenance and repair needs.


Robbins and Co. are Foundation Repair and Drainage Solution professionals in business since 1952. CONTACT US today at 206.244.1023 for a no-cost consultation or just to ask us a question. We look forward to talking with you.

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