Home repairs come with owning a home. While some repairs can be quite costly and require the help of a professional, many are small that you can do yourself.  With a little knowledge and the right tools, you could avoid the hassle of calling a professional. Here are a few common home repairs you can tackle yourself:

Leaky taps

A leaky tap can waste a lot of water and drive up your water bill. To repair a leaky tap all you need to do is replace the washer or the O-ring. Whichever the problem, both are simple and inexpensive to replace.


A fresh coat of paint can do wonders for a room and is an easy DIY project. All you’ll need to do is gather some supplies like paint, brushes, rollers and drop cloths. From there, the process itself is pretty straightforward.

Clogged Drain

If you have a clogged drain, you can try using a plunger or a plumbing snake before calling a plumber. These tools are relatively inexpensive and can save you a lot of money in plumbing fees.

Loose doorknob

If a doorknob becomes loose, opening and closing a door can prove difficult. The good news is that it’s a simple repair that only requires you to tighten the screws that hold the doorknob in place.

Dripping toilet

A dripping toilet can be a frustrating problem, but it’s usually an easy fix. If your toilet is dripping, you can replace the flapper, the fill valve or the flushing valve, depending on what is causing the problem.

Wall repairs

If you have a small hole in your wall, you can either fill it in with spackling paste or simply paint over it. For larger holes, you may need to install a patch and then paint over it.

By taking on these simple home repairs yourself, you can save money and feel confident in your ability to keep your home in good condition. Of course, it’s always important to use caution and know your limits. However, if becoming a DIY mastermind is on the cards for you, consider letting Wigwam Self Storage help you out. With 24-hour access available upon request, you can fetch or drop off your materials and tools any time of the day. 

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