Hey there, I know home maintenance bills take a huge chunk off your budget. But don’t worry, I will show you some do it yourself (DIY) tips that will save you money and make you a proud homeowner. So, you don’t need to call a handyman for simple repairs when you can DIY in your home.

However, before you engage in any DIY task in your home, ensure that you have the following tools; a tools box, screwdrivers, hammers, pliers, nails, brush, plumb and drilling machine.

Below are some DIY repairs you can do as a homeowner.

 Toilet

How do I know if my toilet tank is leaking? It is simple. Just pour some yellow food coloring into the toilet tank and leave it for some time. After 30 minutes, go back and check your toilet bowl. If the water in the bowl is yellow, just know the toilet tank is leaking.

How do I repair it? Just replace the flapper. Faulty toilet flappers are the leading causes of toilet leaks and changing it takes less than 10 minutes. Just follow these steps to change the toilet flapper.

  • Turn off the water supply to your toilet
  • Open the toilet tank and dry excess water with a towel
  • Remove the flapper chain from the flush lever
  • Connect the new flapper and you are done.
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