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5 Home Repairs You Can Do Without Calling Manong

You no longer need to have the neighborhood handyman on your speed dial

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Whether you’re a first-time nester or a seasoned homeowner, it's important to learn how to accomplish basic maintenance tasks—after all, it is your home and it is important that you know how to take care of it. To help you out, we've put together a list of common home dilemmas and handy guides for damage control. Check them out below: 


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Screens are incredibly useful for letting the air in while keeping the bugs out—however, over time, it gets more crisp and can have holes. Believe it or not, you can actually replace these panels yourself. All you need is a new sheet of screen, a screwdriver, a cutter and our handy guide to help you through the process. 

How-To: Changing Window Screens


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When we wash dishes, food remnants and other debris pool in the kitchen sink. This holds true for the bathroom sink, too. Just in case something gets stuck, you can unclog your drain with a plunger and a little bit of vinegar. 

How-To: Unclogging a Drain


The amount of water wasted by a leaky faucet adds up over time. Save water and money by learning how to fix a minor leak—begin by turning off the water supply, replacing the O-ring and removing sediments from the stem. 

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How-To: Fixing a Leaking Faucet


It's no secret that painting is the simplest way of adding color to a room. You don’t have to hire a painter, as you can do the job by yourself. First, prepare everything you need: a steel brush, paint brushes, a paint tray, a roller, a putty knife, old newspapers, masking tape, thinner, and a ladder then feel free to color your walls away!

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How-To: Repaint Your Home in 8 Simple Steps


Holes in walls can be an eyesore and it can ruin beautiful decor. Try and solve it by yourself with a little bit of cement adhesive and a ready-to-mix concrete patch. 

How-To: Patching Up A Hole In The Wall

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