DIY Home Improvement: Saving Money

There are truly many benefits from doing a home improvement project on your own, such as the simple fact you can save a ton of money. So if you want to save money then you will be able to do just about any kind of home renovation project on your own, so you will not have to waste money hiring a professional. All you will need is to be handy with your hands, have some basic knowledge on what you need to do, and you are good to go.

Fixing a Clogged up Drain

If your home has a clogged drain, then you do not need a professional because this is something you can do. The common cause for drains to get clogged up is because of hair and other debris plugging it up. There are simple methods you can use to fix the clogged drain, you can actually use a plunger, or you can remove the pipes to manually remove the clog. It is very easy and the best part is the fact you are saving a fortune from not having to hire a professional.

So if you want to unclog your bathroom sink, you will want to access the plunger, which is quite easy to reach. Look underneath your sink, and you will be able to see the component of the plunger that will move it up and also down. All you would have to do is remove the nut holding it in place. Then pull the stem back and then you can reach in and remove the plunger in the sink.

It is common for the plunger to be filled with all sorts of things like hair and other kinds of debris. All you would have to do is clean it up and then put everything the way you found it.

Unplugging a Drain in the Kitchen

This is actually more difficult than fixing a clogged drain in the bathroom, but it can be done without a problem. The debris plugging up this kind of drain will typically be grease and other kinds of gross things which get stuck at the P-trap. When you do this project you will need to have a bucket and also a pipe wrench, and it would not hurt to have a towel with you as well.

You will want to put the bucket underneath your P-trap. Then you will want to remove the nuts in order to remove the P-trap, and you may need the pipe wrench in order to do this step.

And then when you remove the P-trap, it should fall into your bucket along with all of the clogged up water, grease, and debris trapped in the drain. Simply clean it up and then put everything back the way you found it.

That is just a small number of different kinds of home improvement projects you can do on your own, that will help you save money.

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