Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Doing your own repairs

Are you one of those clever nifty people who can just do any repairs around the house with no problem at all? I am hopeless in such things. Any DIY task in the house will be made worse if I even just attempt it!

Recently, the sink in my bathroom was not draining water as it should. Most of you would probably know how to suck or dislodge whatever that’s blocking the water pipe. But me - I had to call in a plumber! The same thing happened when there was some leaking under the kitchen sink. That was even more terrifying, I tell you!

I had to call in a second plumber to properly diagnose the problem because the 1st stupid plumber told me that it’s probably due to a leaking pipe embedded in the kitchen wall and that they’d have to hack the wall, mend/replace the pipe and then re-plaster & paint the wall!!! Now, isn’t that just terrifying?? Thankfully the 2nd opinion was correct - it was just one of the water filters under the sink which was causing the leak. Just changed that and my water woes were gone.

Now, don’t you think that it would really save a LOT of time, money and headaches if we can just be a bit more home-and-kitchen-savvy and learn to do simple home repairs by ourselves? There are lots of useful information and tips around that can help us make simple repairs to our kitchens and household appliances. Try clicking here and here for some great tips on how to start.

For a start, we should keep the manual of every appliance that we buy as that will be most useful to trouble-shoot and isolate the problem. Once that is done, it's so easy to order the necessary parts you require from EasyApplianceParts.com

This very useful site has one million appliance parts in stock and all you have to do is just search your requirement by part or model number! There are also great repair tips given for your dishwasher, refrigerator, oven, stove etc! At EasyApplianceParts, you can be assured of great customer service, secure shopping and also no-hassle returns.

So now salvation is within my grasp... as far as doing home and appliances repairs are concerned. I just need to look up all the tips, information and advice resources from the Net and before you know it, I may be able to change that mouldy kitchen cabinet or repair my next leaking sink!


"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

need to do my post too..

550ml jar of faith said...

I totally agree! Nothing pains me more than to fork out for escalating labour costs (Plus weekend & evening charges! Perks of living alone, grrrrr!) and most of the time, it's only a minor little tweak here, a little replacement there. We should all learn to be more self sufficient. Good one!

Pureglutton said...

Joe: Hehe...so u hv this assignment too eh?

Pureglutton said...

550ml: I can relate to all that becoz I have been forking moolah getting in these professional tradesmen to do simple tasks!