Electrical repairs are a type of work that even some of the most experienced do-it-yourselfers will stay away from. While you definitely shouldn't try rewiring your home or fixing underground wiring, there are a few simple electrical repairs that virtually anyone can do if they are careful and follow the right steps. Before you try these projects, remember to turn off the power to any electrical outlets or devices before you repair them.
- If you recently had a plumbing pipe break inside your home, which left water everywhere, you might be tempted to handle the cleanup yourself. While this is possible with minor flooding issues, it is not always the wisest decision if the water damage is severe. Water in your home will not only leave your fixtures and belongings damaged, but it can lead to mold if the cleanup is not completed properly.
- Water is leaking from the plumbing, areas of the piping have burst, and the stopcock to your plumbing is rusty and difficult to access and turn, even with the help of an adjustable wrench. Does this sound familiar? Each year, water leakages account for 2,000 to 20,000 gallons of water loss for every household. Instead of struggling with the stopcock, talk to a plumber about the option of installing a surestop switch, which can cut off all water supply to the plumbing of your home with just a single push.