There’s no reason to allow for your home repair to get out of control expense-wise.  Although there are some items we could never lower the price on, like replacing a water heater or getting a new washer and dryer, we must save money on other parts of our homes.  

These are some of the best ways to make cheap and easy home repairs and save yourself money.

Replace Your Air Filters Every Month

Although this may not seem like it would save you money, if you have any pets or more than one person living in your home, it’s a good idea to replace your air filters once a month.  This will save you from allergies and ensure that your air conditioning runs at its best volume every day.  Not only will this lower the heating and cooling costs of your home, but it will also save you on allergy meds and on the amount of time you have to spend sweeping and dusting collected dust and grime.

Ensure That Your Gutters and Roof are Clear

With a ladder and a pair of gloves, you can clean your gutters and roof.  This home-fix is something you have to do, or you could see devastating side effects and have you looking for real estate for sale in Whistler.  When leaves and debris build up on a roof, they create spaces for mold and water to get in and wreak havoc.  If you live in a colder area, this can allow for ice to build up, which could leak through or build up enough to cause your roof to cave or become less structurally sound.  These are terrible things you should work to avoid.

You Can Snake Any Drain Yourself

Most of the time, when people call plumbers, it’s because a drain is clogged.  If that’s the case for you, it’s a good idea to invest in a drain snake.  Don’t go for the plastic ones with teeth because those can break off and worsen. You can find a metal one for less than fifty dollars and use that any time there’s a hair or debris buildup.  This will save you hundreds on having to call a plumber and allow you to be more hands-on with your home.

Don’t Fear Your Attic.

Many people panic when there’s a leak coming from their attic, and they seek out help instead of trying to solve the problem themselves.  Although this can be fine: it’s also expensive if the problem wasn’t major. So it’s a good idea to get into your attic and look at what’s causing the leak before you call for help. It could be that your skylight is leaking, or it could be that the roof itself has sustained damage.  Either way, it’s a good idea to know bright and early so that you can call the right people to replace or fix what’s needed.


Lorna Ledger · at

Good blog post. I also go round with a sealant every year to ensure that everything is water tight

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