If you’re like most homeowners, you run into maintenance problems now and then. Many things that go wrong with a house are not worth calling a repair person to fix. Instead, these are often DIY projects if you have the right tools and guidance. Listed below are 15 DIY video links to help you solve those pesky problems. If you’re a first-time homeowner, check out our new homeowner guide.
DIY Home Projects
Seal Those Gaps
Keep out the heat in the summer and cold in the winter by sealing up those gaps and cracks. Click here for directions.
Blow away the steam when you install a bathroom fan. It really doesn’t take much time when you follow this simple how-to video.
Unclog Bathtub Drain
Get the water flowing down the drain again with a simple fix. The details are all here in this video.
Straighten That Crooked Window
Do you have a window that was installed improperly? If so, you may think there is no remedy short of reinstalling the entire window. This video shows you a shortcut to fix it.
Fasten Loose Carpeting
If you have carpeting that is sagging and coming loose, you will want to secure it before it becomes a bigger problem. Check out this video for directions.
Learn how to find those studs in the wall so you’ll have them when you need them. This video provides a demonstration to make your job easier.
Discover tips from the experts about how to paint the interior of your home beautifully. Here is an instructional video that will guide you through the steps.
Choosing Your Paintbrush
If you’re going to paint you’ll need the best paintbrush for the job. While you may think they are all the same, this video explains how you can select the right one.
Leaky ductwork means you throw energy right out the door — and money too. Sealing up your leaky ductwork is a simple way to cash in on some savings. Here is an instructional video to guide you through sealing up your ductwork.
Tile Backsplash Install
Do you love the look of tile for a kitchen backsplash? Tile is a nice choice especially around the stove where things splatter. Installing the tile is not as difficult as you think. Check out this video for directions.
A Floor Tile Replacement
Maybe you have just one or two tiles on the kitchen floor that are damaged. You need not replace your whole floor or even live with the damage. Now, you can change out just one tile. This video shows you how.
Make your 2-story home more safe by installing a simple fire escape ladder. This video gives step by step directions.
Removing Overgrown Ivy
Creeping ivy may look nice in some places but when it becomes overgrown, then it can be a real eyesore. Furthermore, it may get tangled up in electric lines or block the view out your window. No need to worry, this video gives you tips for safely removing it.
Everyone could benefit from learning more about ladder safety. Every year many people are injured due to improper use of ladders. This video demonstrates the proper way to use the ladder so that you are safe at all times.
Clean the Clothes Dryer Duct
Cleaning out your dryer duct is important to maintain your dryer’s efficiency as well as prevent lint build up. When lint builds up, a fire is possible. Maintaining your dryer ducts is a simple project once you watch this video.
Tackling these DIY projects will help you keep your home in top shape. If you just had a home inspection, it’s the perfect time to get ahead of these potential problem areas. For more information about home inspections, contact FXC Inspections today.
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