While there are certain fixes in the home that you really do need professionals for, there are also a lot of things you can do yourself. In fact, many people are often surprised about just how many home fixes can be done by a normal person, and you really don’t need to be an expert to do them. In this post, we’ll take you through some of the DIY fixes that you might want to do yourself, when it becomes necessary, as they are easy enough to do. Let’s take a look at what they are.

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Worn Window Seal

From time to time, the seals around your home might need re-doing. This happens over time, and often is exacerbated as a result of damp and mold and other similar problems. If you notice this happening around your windows, the solution is simple. You just need to get your hands on some polyurethane sealant, which is an affordable home sealant, and then pipe it around the windows. Before you know it, you’ll have fully sealed windows again, and you can continue to keep the damp out.

Running Toilet

A toilet is ‘running’ if it is constantly letting water into the bowl. It is essentially as though it is flushing, and if you have ever experienced this you will know that it can be incredibly frustrating. If it is happening fast enough, it might even be enough to cause a flood, which is obviously something you want to avoid at all costs. Fortunately, the fix is usually simple. More often than not, the culprit is the float in the cistern, and it’s a simple case of replacing this, which you can do with a screwdriver. So try that and see if it fixes it. It should do.

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Creaking Floorboard

If you have a creaking floorboard, you might not necessarily think of it as a problem that needs fixing. After all, you might feel that it adds a certain character to the home. However, if you do want to fix it, then the good news is that this is perfectly possible to do. It’s, again, actually really simple to fix this problem: you just need to lift up the floorboard, replace it and put a new nail in or two. That is usually enough to stop it moving around again, which is the cause of the creak.

Sticking Door


A door that sticks in its jamb can be quite annoying, but again this is something that you should be able to fix yourself. More often than not, this happens because of a problem with the hinge, and you’ll find that simply taking the door off its hinges and replacing it could be all you need to do. So do this, making sure not to screw it in too tight or too loose, and you should find that this does the job. As you can see, it’s quite simple to do this kind of fix.

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