Budget-friendly DIY home projects to try before calling a professional, Lifestyle News

 Budget-friendly DIY home projects to try before calling a professional, Lifestyle News

If you are busy at work or with your family, it’s often the easiest solution to call professional help to repair whatever needs fixing in the house. However, some of these ‘small’ tasks are actually very expensive and can result in a big bill.

We have put together a short list of things you can do by yourself. This will not only help you save some time but might also be more cost effective.

Key Highlights

  • Fix blocked sink to save around $120 on repair services
  • Assemble your own furniture to save on total costs – Furniture shops charge 15 per cent of the retail price for furniture assembly
  • Learn basic ways to maintain your car, such as refilling the oil to save around $110

1. Unblock the sink

It’s a problem that most of us have encountered. Whether it’s the kitchen sink or the bathroom sink – pipes can get blocked very quickly if you don’t pay attention. However, unblocking the sink is something you can do yourself. In fact, it might be faster than calling a plumber.

Most sink blockages occur right below the drain, which means you can access it easily. Firstly, stop using the sink and let all the water drain away slowly. Next, clear the area around the pipes below and slowly unscrew the pipe that is right underneath the sink.

Remember to use gloves for protection. Use a small metal stick to remove all the hair, dirt, and everything else that might be stuck in the pipe. Then put the piping back together and gently pour some bleach down the drain. Let it…

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