5 Skills Every Homeowner Should Have

by Barb Perruccio & Britt Glassburn 07/21/2019

Picking up a few DIY skills is vital to both new and old homeowners. It is hard enough that you have to spend money taking care of the family and a few other things that you can't possibly fix. Why waste some more on problems you can resolve in a few hours. True, some home projects are better left to the pros. It is also true that some projects remain best handled by homeowners. Save yourself the cost of hiring a pro and fix those little problems before they escalate into something big. 

Here are a few quick and easy DIY projects you can handle.

Adjusting the Temperature of Your Water heater

Every home has a maximum temperature for their water heater. Although most homes go with 120 degrees, some homeowners prefer a lower max temperature. Whatever be the case, adjusting the temperature of your water heater is a simple project to take on. You don’t necessarily need a pro to adjust your water heater. You can look up the steps online and have it done in a few minutes. Don’t sweat it.

Maintaining Your Gutter System

The gutter system is an indispensable component of every home. For starters, it saves you from health issues arising from living in a house surrounded by stagnant water. It helps preserve your wall and siding. Also, it ensures your precious lawn doesn't erode when rain falls. Therefore, it is advisable to take the maintenance of your gutter system seriously. A clogged gutter is just as bad as not having one. Fortunately, there are several helpful articles on how best to main your gutter system on the web. Do your homework and get your gutter working again!

Maintaining Your Appliances

The cost of repairing or replacing appliances in the home is anywhere from a few dollars to thousands of dollars. You don’t want that. Proper maintenance, on the other hand, increases the useful life of these appliances. Each appliance requires unique ways of maintaining it. Do well to look these ways up on the internet and follow them religiously. Save yourself the stress.

Fixing a Running Toilet

Fixing a running toilet could be one of the easiest projects any homeowner can take on. You don't need prior knowledge of plumbing. With the correct tools and following a few steps, you will have your toilet up and running (figuratively). Endeavor to take the time and search for the right steps as the wrong steps could land you more troubles.

Not every repair or maintenance in the home belongs to the pros. Sure, you need the professionals for technical projects, but a few home projects are quick and easy to fix by just about any homeowner out there. Do well to pick up these DIY skills and a few more.

About the Author
Author

Barb Perruccio & Britt Glassburn

BARB PERRUCCIO / MANAGING BROKER

I have been a Wash Park resident and investor for 20 years and a dedicated real estate professional for the past 14 years. I have a degree from Arizona State University from the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Graphic Communications in Printing Technologies. I worked in Sales in the Advertising and Marketing industry in Manhattan for 12 years, San Francisco for 2 years and chose to settle in Denver to raise a family. I now have 3 beautiful children and enjoy living and working in Wash Park!

As a Realtor in Colorado, I have leveraged my sales and Sr. Management skills to ensure each and every transaction runs smoothly. As a Certified Negotiation Expert (TM) in real estate and with over 33 years of sales and marketing experience, I am a strong negotiator and will negotiate diligently on your behalf.

Whether you are planning to buy, sell, build or invest in real estate, I have the knowledge to guide you through the process smoothly and take great care in providing the best and most professional service!  My goal is to build strong relationships in our community one person at a time.

BRITT GLASSBURN / BROKER ASSOCIATE

I have lived in the Denver Metro Area on and off since 1977 and have been investing in the Denver Home Market since 1993. This included doing fix and flips and owning rental properties. I have a degree from the University of Colorado in International Affairs. I have worked extensively in the Sales, Account and Project Management industry and enjoy helping people through the real estate transaction process. In 2014 I decided to obtain my real estate license and work as a full time broker associate. I am a Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist and Certified Residential Specialist. My goal is to assist you throughout the home selling and buying process as I have the necessary knowledge to provide you with the necessary information when purchasing a home! We are here to make the transaction as smooth as possible!