Basic Repairs for Moms

Simple Signs Your Outdoor Living Space Needs Some Shade

From repairing a leaky faucet to mowing your lawn, these tasks are essential for protecting your real estate investment. Unfortunately, you may not realize how important your outdoor living space can be. A deck or patio not only adds appeal and value to your home, but it also provides you with an extra space for relaxing and entertaining. Of course, the glaring heat from the sun can decrease the enjoyment of your outdoor living space. Read More 

Make Sure Your New Automatic Gate Is The Right Height

The material is the most important consideration when choosing an automatic gate, right? The answer is no. While often an afterthought, the height of the gate is a very important factor. If you're not considering this, you may end up with an automatic gate that isn't suited for your needs. If you need some help choosing the right height for your gate, here are some tips to help you: Homeowners Association Read More 

The Importance Of A Land Surveyor When Building Your Own House

Building your own home gives you the ability to customize the property to include all the features you desire. Unfortunately, working with architects and construction crews can result in some mistakes. Making the choice to hire a land surveyor to stake your property before breaking ground can help you prevent some serious mistakes. Here are three ways that a land surveyor can aide in the construction of a new home. Read More 

Protect Your Home And Property With A Fire Sprinkler System

There are an average of 374,000 home fires each year. House fires damage property and possessions, but they also put people at risk of smoke inhalation, burns, and more. One way that you can protect your home and property is with fire sprinklers. Although home fire extinguishers are always a good idea, fire sprinklers provide extra benefits above and beyond the standard home fire extinguisher. 1. Fires tend to start small and grow fast. Read More 

3 Plumbing Issues That You Should Never DIY

Have you recently purchased a home that is in less than ideal condition? Are you considering doing as many repairs as possible by yourself? While there are many repairs that you can fix on your own, there are some that you should leave to professionals. When it comes to plumbing repairs, here are a few situations in which you should call a plumber instead of trying to tackle the repair alone: Read More 

About Me

Basic Repairs for Moms

Hi, my name is Annie Sullivan. I'm a stay-at-home mom with four kids between the ages of 1 and 7. Two of them are twins: they're 3. Let me tell you--you learn a lot as a mom that you would never expect! Not only am I chef, chauffeur, teacher, and caretaker, but I also have become an amateur repair man, plumber, and construction worker. I do more heavy lifting and repair work than I ever imagined. Do you know how many Barbies can fit down a toilet drain? It's quite surprising. Do you know how to get them out? I do. I've learned a lot of this just through trial and error--and the internet. I also had my husband teach me some tricks, since I usually can't wait until he gets home to solve the problem. Hopefully you other moms out there can learn something from this site!