DIY Home Repairs

Here are some home repairs you can handle on your own.DIY Home Repairs

Home repairs and improvements can seriously add up.  However, not all repairs need to be handled by professionals.  In fact, there are many repairs that you can handle on your own.  Save yourself some time and money by taking these repairs and improvements into your own hands.


While a major painting job on your home might seem overwhelming, most paint jobs are actually pretty easy to complete.  They key to a professional paint job is making sure that you are properly prepared.  Before you begin, be sure to gather all necessary supplies, including tarps, brushes, rollers, paint stirrers, and so on.  Additionally, it’s important to make sure that your walls are properly prepped for painting.  Patch any holes, tape off your baseboards, wipe away any dust, and apply a coat of primer to ensure that your paint job comes out perfectly.

Sticky or Squeaky Doors

Whether it’s your front door or your cabinet doors, dealing with squeaky and sticky hinges can be extremely annoying.  Luckily, addressing this issue is actually very simple.  All you need to do is apply lubricant to the hinges of the door that’s causing you trouble.  Pro tip!  While oils such as WD-40 work well, applying petroleum jelly is easier, cleaner, and just as effective.

Applying Caulk

Caulk is the rubbery material around your sink, bathtub, toilet, and other damp areas around your home.  Caulk works to seal out water and prevent water damage.  However, over time, caulk can get worn, become discolored, and even get moldy.  Fortunately, applying a fresh layer of caulk is easy.  The hardest part is removing the existing caulk, however it’s important to remove every trace, so your new layer of caulk is smooth and even.  Buy caulk or caulk strips at your local hardware store and apply according to the manufacturer’s instructions for the best results.

Make these home repairs on your own to save some serious time, money, and hassle.  Want another way to protect your home from damage?  Make sure you have the right home insurance coverage to address your needs.  To find the best policies for your needs, contact the experts at ISU-Wissink Insurance in Culver City, California.  Our dedicated team is ready to assist you with all your personal and commercial insurance needs.