Basic Repairs for Moms

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 

A Couple Of Questions You Might Benefit From Having Answered Regarding Countertop Upgrades

Having high-quality countertops in your kitchen can be a critical factor in ensuring that this area is productive and aesthetically pleasing. When you are in the process of considering whether to install custom countertops, it can be extremely beneficial to increase your understanding about this type of home improvement project. What Changes Will Your Kitchen Need To Have New Countertops Installed? The changes that your kitchen will require for the new countertops will be determined by many factors. Read More 

Does Your Aging Family Member Live In A Drafty House With Poor Windows? Keep Them Safe And Lower HVAC Costs

Do you have a family member like an aging parent, and you worry about their safety and how they can live alone? Do they live in an older house that was constructed decades ago, and because of it they have high heating and cooling bills and other utility woes? These are problems that can cost you money and make you worry. Here are a few reasons why getting new windows will help with a variety of different issues throughout the house. 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!