Home Repairs You Can Do On Your Own

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Many home repairs require professional contractors to do the work, like basement remodeling or installing a new home addition. With that in mind, there are some home repair projects you can do on your own, depending on how extensive they are. If you find a house that you may want to buy, don’t be steered away by simple fixes. You might miss out on a great opportunity. Here are some simple DIY home repairs you may want to try.

Cover A Hole in the Wall

If you have a tiny hole in the wall, you might be able to fill it with caulk or putty. For larger holes, you will need to use a wire-backed mesh screen that you can put plaster over. You can buy these at any home improvement store, and you essentially attach it to the wall like a Band-Aid. Use some putty and a putty knife to cover the mesh and match the texture of the wall. Then all you have to do is paint over it with the same paint currently on your wall. You may not be able to cover a hole the size of a door, but anything under the size of your fist is a simple DIY project.

Unclog The Garbage Disposal

If you are having trouble getting food to go through your garbage disposal, try using a plunger on the hole in your sink. That may release the pressure in the unit enough to fix the clog. If that doesn’t work, you could try using a rubber spatula to turn the blade on the top of the disposal, which you can access through the hole in your sink. Just make sure that the machine is off and your hands are far away from it.

Change Out Your Kitchen And Bathroom Hardware

Want to update your kitchen and bathroom without completely remodeling them? The solution is as simple as changing out the hardware. Get new door handles, drawer pulls, and hinges, and screw them in accordingly. The only thing you have to worry about is making sure that the hinges are the same size as the old ones to avoid drilling new holes. You can always take one of your old hinges with you when you go to buy new cabinet hardware so you can make sure you buy exactly what you need.

Replace An Interior Door

If you need to replace a door in your home, you should be able to just unscrew the hinges and screw in the new ones. The key here is to make sure that the door is flush with the top and will not drag along the floor. You also need to make sure that your lock lines up with the lock you previously had in place. If it doesn’t, you will have to put in some new holes to get the door to work.

When a repair project becomes overwhelming, you can always count on professional contractors to get the job done right. Contact Total Home Solutions at (800) 520-1140 to speak to one of our home remodelers in Michigan.