Skills Every Homeowner Should Cultivate

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When you own your own home, you are responsible for its upkeep, and unfortunately, that kind of stuff doesn’t come with a manual. 


So, if you want to keep your home safe, secure, and as attractive as possible, there are a few things you should learn including the following:


How to unclog the sink


There are lots of plumbing tips for homeowners that are useful to learn, but clogging the sink is one of the most basic and commonly needed, and luckily it’s very easy to do. Simply fill the sink with water and plunge until the blockage is cleared. If it is very deep, the drain snake should be all you need to get rid of the debris that is causing the clog. 


How to change a fuse


Fused don’t last forever and when they fail, your electrical appliances can stop working. Luckily, it’s really easy to change a fuse as you will see in this great guide. Just make sure, if you sare dealing with a fuse box, that you always turn the electricity off before you touch anything, and that goes for any electrical works you may be doing from changing a lightbulb to wiring in a light fitting.


How to fix a faucet that’s leaking


Leaky faucets are one of the most common household problems. In most cases, it is just a matter of replacing the washer, which you can do by turning off the water and removing the screw in the top of the handle. If there are no cracks in the plastic or rubber, remove the washer, replace and then put the faucet back together again. Job done.


How to hang things on drywall


Whether you want to hang family photos or a beautiful work of art, then it is a good idea to learn how to hang heavy things on drywall, especially if it is quite thin because, if you get it wrong, you could end up doing serious damage to that drywall.


What’s the secret to hanging heavy items on thin drywall? Don’t use one-shaped plastic anchors, use a toggle bolt instead. Yes, it really is that simple.


How to get rid of mold


Mold is such a big problem in so many homes. It is unsightly, bad for your health, and bad for your home’s integrity too. Luckily, it is actually quite easy to get rid of mold by washing it with a solution of water and bleach in the first instance, and then ensuring that your home is as dry as possible in the second instance. You can also use things like mold-resistant paint to prevent future mold growth, and it’s a really good idea to do that if your home is particularly humid or you have a lot of issues with mold and mildew.


If you cultivate all of these basic homeowner skills, you will be able to keep your home in great condition without having to spend lots of money on contractors and handymen which is always a good thing!