There are a handful of jobs you can tackle around the house with basic DIY skills and tools. The holidays at home will give you time to get cracking at home to create a better home for your family. Nothing beats a job well-done and these easy jobs are just perfect for quick fixes over the holidays!
Replace Leaking Taps
From replacing a washer to replacing a whole new tap – a leaking tap should never be ignored. Besides the obvious water wastage, a leaking tap can become a bigger issue if it is left unattended. Fixing a tap could help save tens of thousands of litres of clean water in a year, and save yourself money in the process. Watch this video to see how to replace a tap.
Repaint Mouldy Ceilings
Mould can build up on ceilings pretty quickly if not kept in check. Mould spores can survive many attempts to try and cover them up. A quick paint job over the mould might look good for a few weeks, but mould will return if not cleaned before painting. You will need to treat the ceiling after you have cleaned it and take steps to correct the problems in your bathroom that contributed to mould growth in the first place.
Fill those Cracks
Wall cracks and holes are an eyesore and make your home look untidy and delipidated. Start by filling holes and cracks with Polyfilla. Apply the filler as smoothly as you can and make sure you don’t get too much of the product on areas that still look good. This could become a problem later when you paint over the filled holes and cracks. Make sure you have the exact same paint to paint over the patched areas. Even the slightest colour difference will show on the wall and look patchy.
Check your Doors
According to the Family Handyman, a variety of problems can befall your home’s doors, especially older doors. Fixing or replacing a door is well within the capabilities of most homeowners, especially if you have a partner to help out. From sanding and varnishing to replacing the lock, you can handle it.
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