Diy Repair

DIY repair jobs involve fixing things that are broken. It doesn't really matter what they are, just that for it to qualify as a DIY repair, you do need to do the job yourself. So let's see what kind of DIY repair jobs you might tackle in your home.

Fixtures like bathroom sanitary ware often cause problems. These range from broken toilet seats and pans, to blocked sinks and basins. Drains quite often get blocked too, but unless parts need to be replaced, unblocking them does not normally involve any repair work.

Fittings, including cabinets and cupboards sometimes break, either from some sort of damage, or because hinges come loose or handles fall off. Counter tops sometimes chip or dislodge themselves. Wooden doors - especially exterior front and back doors - often swell in wet weather, making it difficult to close the door. This type of DIY repair involves planing a little of the wood off the door so that it will close easily again.

DIY Electrical Repair

Electrical repairs are relatively limited because any major repair work should be done by a qualified and registered electrician. A DIY electrical job might involve replacing a socket outlet, perhaps because a plug blew. Or it might involve replacing a switch that doesn't work anymore. When it comes to electricity, it is usually best to replace rather than try and fix whatever is faulty.

Keen home handymen and women often undertake painting jobs. Quite often there is repair work that has to be done first. For example if the plaster on walls or ceilings is chipped or there are cracks in the wall, these will need to be filled before you paint. The same applies to doors and windows. If the frames are made from wood, there might be splits, dents or cracked joints that you will need to fill and sand before you begin the paint job. Metal frames often rust, unless of course they are made of aluminium. Rust needs to be removed, usually by first scraping and then treating with a product that will prevent any further rusting.

If tiles are cracked in your bathroom or kitchen, you will have to remove them and replace them with matching tiles. Repairing a carpet is not that easy, unless you have carpet tiles, in which case the damaged one can be removed and replaced. Damp can be a problem in some homes, and it can cause quite a lot of damage. Always find out where the damp is coming from first and sort out the problem, otherwise it will recur and continue to cause more damage.

These are just a few examples of things you might find need attention when you start out doing some DIY repair.


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