If you need to get some jobs done around the house but you are worried that you are going to have to hire a professional for it then you will be glad to know that you can actually get most of the jobs done yourself. You don’t need to call an expert in at all and a lot of the jobs around your home don’t need a DIY expert at all.
Do you have leaky taps that are wasting you water? Maybe you have left the problem for far too long and now you can’t afford to call in a plumber. Either way, it is very easy for you to fix this problem yourself. The first thing that you have to do is turn off the water, which is usually done via a tap underneath the sink. If you can’t find this tap then turn it off via the stopcock. Most of the time a leaky tap is actually caused by a washer that is worn out, so take out the washer, put a new one in and put the tap back on. The whole thing can be done in as little as 5 minutes.
Broken Toilet Seat
If you find yourself wobbling around when you go to the bathroom then you can get this sorted out easily. You can buy a new seat from a huge range of DIY shops and you can even find one that matches your toilet with ease. Just make sure that you clean the old toilet before you go ahead and buy a new one, because if you don’t then you may find that the whole thing is far messier than it should be. If you have a blocked toilet then you can easily get this sorted out at the same time, meaning that you won’t have to worry about going to the bathroom ever again!
If you have some floorboards that are very noisy then you will want to get it sorted out as soon as you can. Nothing deters a buyer more than squeaky floorboards. If you do have loud floorboards then there is a high chance that this is because the floorboards have been lifted up from the joist. This happens all the time and it can be due to swelling, foot traffic and more. If you want to get this issue sorted out then the first thing that you have to do is lift up the carpet. You can do this by using a claw hammer to lift it up from the sides of the room. When the carpet has been pulled up, then pull up the underlay and screw the boards back down. This may be a little harder to do if the boards are squeaking on the stairs but it is more than possible for you to get this sorted out yourself. It doesn’t take long either and all you have to have is a drill or a screwdriver. DIY has never been easier!
If however you are scared of DIY do check out my post on how to banish DIY fear