Try your hand at these home repairs.
While many home repairs should be left to the professionals, there are some home repairs and improvements that the average homeowner can complete on their own. Try to tackle these repairs to save you the money and hassle associated with hiring an expert.
Unclogging Your Toilet
While this isn’t a pretty job, most toilet clogs are relatively easy to address. Start by determining the cause of the blockage. If the clog was caused by flushing a foreign object (such as a small toy), then you should be able to don a pair of gloves and fish it out. For more serious clogs, use a plunger and plumbing snake to remove the obstruction.
Caulk is the rubbery substance around your sinks, bathtub, shower, and toilet. Caulk is designed to prevent moisture from seeping into cracks and causing damage. However, constant exposure to water can cause your caulk to become worn, discolored, and even moldy over time. Fortunately, applying a fresh layer of caulk is relatively easy. After removing all traces of old caulking, you can purchase caulk or caulk strips at your local hardware store. From there, just follow the manufacturer’s instructions to apply the product correctly.
Greasing Sticky or Squeaky Doors
Dealing with sticky or squeaky doors can get pretty annoying after a while. Luckily, addressing this issue is very simple. Generally, applying lubricant to the door’s hinges should remedy the problem. While oils such as WD-40 are great for the job, applying petroleum jelly is easier, cleaner, and just as effective.
Try handling these home repairs on your own to save time, money, and stress. Remember, another way to care for your home is by having the proper insurance protections in place. To get the coverage you need, contact the team at Westwood Insurance Agency. Our experts are ready to assist you with all your insurance needs.