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DIY Skills Every Homeowner Should Have

by Jan Kennemer 03/04/2019

Picking up a few DIY skills is vital to both new and old homeowners. It is hard enough that you have to spend money taking care of the family and a few other things that you can't possibly fix. Why waste some more on problems you can resolve in a few hours. True, some home projects are better left to the pros. It is also true that some projects remain best handled by homeowners. Save yourself the cost of hiring a pro and fix those little problems before they escalate into something big. 

Here are a few quick and easy DIY projects you can handle.

Adjusting the Temperature of Your Water heater

Every home has a maximum temperature for their water heater. Although most homes go with 120 degrees, some homeowners prefer a lower max temperature. Whatever be the case, adjusting the temperature of your water heater is a simple project to take on. You don’t necessarily need a pro to adjust your water heater. You can look up the steps online and have it done in a few minutes. Don’t sweat it.

Maintaining Your Gutter System

The gutter system is an indispensable component of every home. For starters, it saves you from health issues arising from living in a house surrounded by stagnant water. It helps preserve your wall and siding. Also, it ensures your precious lawn doesn't erode when rain falls. Therefore, it is advisable to take the maintenance of your gutter system seriously. A clogged gutter is just as bad as not having one. Fortunately, there are several helpful articles on how best to main your gutter system on the web. Do your homework and get your gutter working again!

Maintaining Your Appliances

The cost of repairing or replacing appliances in the home is anywhere from a few dollars to thousands of dollars. You don’t want that. Proper maintenance, on the other hand, increases the useful life of these appliances. Each appliance requires unique ways of maintaining it. Do well to look these ways up on the internet and follow them religiously. Save yourself the stress.

Fixing a Running Toilet

Fixing a running toilet could be one of the easiest projects any homeowner can take on. You don't need prior knowledge of plumbing. With the correct tools and following a few steps, you will have your toilet up and running (figuratively). Endeavor to take the time and search for the right steps as the wrong steps could land you more troubles.

Not every repair or maintenance in the home belongs to the pros. Sure, you need the professionals for technical projects, but a few home projects are quick and easy to fix by just about any homeowner out there. Do well to pick up these DIY skills and a few more.

About the Author

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Jan Kennemer
Jan will show you how you can live close to Washington, DC – by public transit and/or highway – and still enjoy all the many amenities and friendliness of a quiet community. Jan is a life-long resident of Arlington, Va. So, she is very familiar with northern Virginia …Arlington, Falls Church, Alexandria and close-in Fairfax. She knows where to find those little out-of the-way places where you will still get excellent value and a home that meets your needs. As a Realtor® for over 20 years, Jan has developed a customized system for marketing and selling properties which includes the latest technologies combined with tried and true practices. She has received special training in working with first time buyers, repeat buyers and seniors. She is a certified VHDA trainer and is certified as a Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES©). Jan is also a certified e-Pro. She gets results you want – the best price in the shortest time. Jan is dedicated to helping clients satisfy their needs and wants while providing them with a strong investment for the future. She is readily available to provide explanations and information. She won’t push you into making an uncomfortable choice. Jan helps you to fully understand the transaction, so that you can always make an informed decision based on facts and figures.