Home ownership is more than just enjoying your own space and cleaning it once it gets dirty. Home ownership includes performance of repairs to maintain the safety inside your house. Here is a short list of the basic repairs which you must be able to do on your own.
Like it or not, one or more areas in your house will need a splash of colour through the years. If you lack the budget, you must at least be able to paint your house in a decent manner. This can help you save time in addition to money.
These are not just about lock problems. There are times when doors will squeak every time they open or close. To prevent this noise from annoying your entire family, you must at least know how to identify loose hinges and fix them up.
Caulk is extremely useful in sealing holes, leaks and other openings that need to be protected from water or moisture. Caulk is often applied in between the base of the toilet bowl and the bathroom floor or in between the sink and the wall. During winter, caulk is applied on thin openings in between the window frame and the window to prevent cold winter winds from entering the house.
Faucet leaks are very common and yet most home owners are not skilled in repairing them. These are usually caused by faulty washers and so they simply need to be replaced. Failure to address faucet leaks will lead to waste of water and expensive utility bill.