Simple DIY Tips can help you fast become the handyman that your household needs.
It can get very expensive having to call out a plumber every time you spring a leak, then a tiler to replace the water damaged tiles from the leak. This article will try to give you some simple tips to help you fix the problems you will inevitably encounter in your house at some point.
However, as there is an endless list of scenarios that might need your skills and dexterity to resolve, i wont provide a manual for every possible eventuality but instead give my top 3 Do It Yourself tips and then my favourite quick-fix for a common household mishap. You will be able to find out where to get more information on specific scenarios at the end of the article.
3 simple tips to be a successful handyman in your house.
- Buy a good set of sturdy tools and a tool box. Remember ‘a bad workman always blames his tools’ – So, if you have yourself a decent set you can eliminate that excuse, can’t you? Get this Oscillating Guide to know more. Make sure you have tools of all sizes and complete with all necessary fittings and accessories, plenty of screws, wall plugs, nuts, bolts and nails. Keep everything together and organised so that you can find exactly what you need straight away when you need it!
- BE SAFE! Follow necessary safety procedures such as wearing goggles, gloves, guards and footwear. It has been noted that 40% of all admittances to hospital on the weekend are as a result of poor DIY safety. Make sure you are not one of those who said “It will be ok!”
- Get a DIY manual There is a lot to learn. If you are not planning on taking a Handyman diploma then invest in a good manual, these are not expensive and will cover almost every eventuality.
A Simple DIY Fix For A Burst Copper or Plastic Pipe
You will need: A Pipe-slice, A Push-fit pipe.
First: Locate the damaged pipe; isolate the water supply and drain the pipe using the correct tap.
Then: Using the pipe-slice remove the damaged segment of piping by cutting either side of the damage.
Lastly: Push each freshly cut end in to the push-fit pipe as far it will go. It should not come out again by hand. Your burst pipe is now fixed!
Simple, easy and highly effective way of fixing a burst pipe without having to pay out any of your hard earned cash on a plumber!