Do It Yourself
- Do It
Yourself Home Safety Advice - One thing that I have to say about
do-it-yourselfers is that they love to learn new things. The problem
with learning these new things is that they only want to learn the
things that they're interested in. This might not include home safety
and this is where the problems seems to start.
Do-It-Yourselfers Need to Take a Chill Pill - Home Repair Safety -
If you're the kind of do-it-yourselfers that is always in a hurry and
doesn't have time to do anything, you need to read this article. If
you're the type of do-it-yourselfers that understands everything about
home repair safety and never does anything to jeopardize your personal
safety or the safety of others, you can stop reading right here.
Wood Beam Replacement Nightmare - Unbelievable Do-It-Yourself Story
- The story that I'm about to tell you, might not be true, but the point
that it makes is incredible and it should be shared with others. There
are some home repairs that shouldn't be done by do-it-yourselfers and
structural wood beam replacement is one of them.
- Why Won't You Maintain
Your House? - No Money for Home Repairs - As people become more
health-conscious and understand that they need to eat the proper foods
and get a certain amount of exercise on a daily basis, people are
starting to live longer. If you regularly change the fluids in your
vehicle, they seem to last longer and have fewer problems. So obviously
it makes sense to maintain anything that you want to last a long time.
- Four Tips
How to Prevent Water Damage - I honestly believe that I could go to
10 houses and find at least two of them with water damage, somewhere. I
don't know how many times I drive around residential neighborhoods and
see homes that are neglected from the outside and can only imagine what
they look like on the inside.
Water Leak Problems You Can Solve on Your Own - One of the worst
things that can happen to any homeowner is a water leak. Especially one
that's leaking water all over your house and you can't stop it. You
don't know where to shut the water off and no one ever showed you how.
- Five Home
Electrical Tips for Do-It-Yourselfers - Remember that electricity
can be dangerous to work with and it wouldn't be a bad idea to get a
couple of books to familiarize yourself with your home electrical
system. If you don't understand the basics of electricity, you're
probably going to have problems making successful electrical repairs to
- Why Do I
Need to Inspect My Home? - Believe it or not, this is one of those
questions that no one ever asks me, but one that I would like to answer.
Why do I need to inspect my home? The answer is simple, so that you can
save yourself from the future pain of expensive home repair bills.
- Two Ways to
Solve Exterior Wood Post Problems - If you have a wooden post
holding up a section of your home, it would benefit you and your family,
to continue reading the rest of this article. If you have any exterior
wood posts that are holding up a covered patio, porch or even a wood
deck, here's two ways that can help you solve your exterior wood post
- What's the
Difference between Home Repairs and Home Maintenance? - If you know
the difference between a home repair and home maintenance, you probably
don't need to read the rest of this article, but for those of you who
keep asking this question, I will try to shed a little bit of light on
the topic of home repairs and home maintenance.
- Hiring the
Cheapest Contractor - Watch Out Homeowners - Anyone who was ever
hired the cheapest contractor, knows what I'm talking about. They don't
even need to read this article or get a refresher's course on this
topic. There probably some of the people who actually hired the cheapest
contractor, only to pay the ultimate price later, after they started to
suffer the consequences of dealing with these people. They seem to etch
these memories and their minds, for ever.
- Should I Hire
an Electrician? - I would like to say no, but I'm going to have to
say yes. Electricity is the one thing in your house that can actually
kill you. It's one of the most dangerous things for a homeowner to mess
around with, especially if you don't have any experience or have very
little experience working with home electricity.
- Figuring the
Lumber for Interior Wall Framing - Framing a new wall, anywhere in
the home will not be very difficult to do. However, removing an interior
wall on the other hand could be an enormous task and create some big
problems, especially if you remove a load bearing wall. A load bearing
wall would be something that is holding up another section of the home,
like the roof or the floor.
- Avoiding Mistakes
for Do-It-Yourselfers - Drain Clearing - The other day I was in a
popular home improvement center picking up some irrigation parts for our
house, when I was ease dropping on a conversation between an older man
and one of the stores representatives. The man explained to the
so-called in house plumbing expert that he had a clogged drain and was
looking for a product that could be poured into the drain and solve his
- Making Your Own
Door or Window Headers - Some contractors prefer to build their own
door and window headers, and these guys have been doing this for years.
It seems like more people do this on the East Coast and even in the
Midwest but it is rarely seen on the West Coast of the United States.
Toilet Troubleshooting - Clogged Toilet Drain Plumbers Trick - One
of the most important parts of any home is the toilet. Depending upon
the size of your family, this plumbing fixture could be used often and
if there's a problem with it, not only will it waste water, but it can
be extremely frustrating.