Due to wear and tear, various components of your home may need to be repaired from time to time. Repairs can be expensive, often causing you to ignore them entirely. Well, this may be a temporary and dangerous solution. So, why not take up the challenge and turn various repairs around your home into a fun and educational DIY project? If you’re wondering where to start, here are four home maintenance tasks you can consider taking up as a DIY project.
Fix a leaky toilet
No one likes a running toilet. In addition to being very inconvenient, leaky toilets can cause a mess in your home and even pose a health hazard. Fortunately, you can simply bring your tools out and get to work! There are common reasons why your toilet may experience a leak. For example, the screws may be a bit loose, or a shift in the pipes and vault may have caused a misalignment. With a few tutorials, you can fix these problems on your own.
However, if the damage seems too intense, it is advised to hire handyman services to prevent further expensive problems.
Unclogging your gutters
Over a period, your gutters may be clogged with debris. This makes it difficult for water to flow down. In effect, you risk damaging your roof and exposing your home to water damage. If you have no problem using and climbing up a ladder, then you should consider taking on the task of unclogging your gutters. When carrying out this task, it is vital to ensure your safety at all times. If the gutter seems wobbly or broken, it would be advisable to gain help from professionals. However, if you are up to it, you can fix your broken gutters to ensure you prevent further problems with your roof and the inside of your home.
Put up new wallpaper
Just like peeling and rotting paint, peeling and old wallpaper is very unappealing. So, if your wallpaper isn’t looking as good as it should or used to be, it’s time to replace it. Hanging new wallpaper in your home is a fun way of changing its look and making it more aesthetically pleasing. When hanging your wallpaper, it is important to ensure you try to get each application straight and without air bubbles. You can ensure this happens by getting someone in on the project. Bring out your inner interior designer with your wallpaper application DIY project.
Cover up your holed drywall
Repairing your drywall may not have been what you expected to see on this list, and a repair you can do yourself! All you need is some putty and a spackle knife. There are several reasons why you may find holes in your drywall. For example, you may create a dent or hole with your furniture. Or, water damage issues may compromise your drywall’s strength when it gets soaked in it, causing holes. To patch up the holes in your drywall, apply putty to the affected area. Once it’s dry, repaint it. You’ll see it’s as good as new.