Hiring a professional contractor is expensive. But people rely on them even for the smallest problem as they are afraid to do it themselves and cause more damage. However, some knowledge and little training on some basic home repairs will save you a lot of money. Here are some of the basic home repairs that you can do yourself.
If water is leaking from your toilet, then it will cost you great deal of money and increased water bill as well. It can damage your floor and other parts of the toilet. When you find your toilet tank leaking, put some red coloring on the tank water.
After an hour, if the water in the bowl turns pink, then you know for sure that you have a leak. If your toilet is leaking from tank to bowl, then you need to change the flapper. Changing the flapper is very easy; all you need to do is flush the water off the tank, take out the flush chain from the lever and place the flapper. Make sure before you put on the flapper, the tank is empty.
Worn out washers, which are of rubber, is the major cause of leaky faucets. In order to replace them first you need to turn off the main water supply. Then unscrew the leaky handle, take out the old faucet and put on the new one.
If the water supply hoses of your washing machine is leaking, then claim damage from your washing machine manufacturer. You need to replace the water supply lines of the washing machine.
Water heater needs regular maintenance in order to keep it in good condition. Sediments often settle at the bottom of the tank, damaging the floor of your water heater. This is one of the reasons why your water heater stops working. So, you need to clean the surface floor of the water heater regularly.
Fats accumulating on the pipes mainly cause them to clog. So, avoid pouring oils or fats down the drain. Even if you do so, run hot water along with some detergent immediately. The soap helps to emulsify the fat so that it doesn’t stick to the pipe and instead gets drained away.