Basic Repairs for Moms

Tips For Operating And Work With A Crane Safely

Before you rent a crane for your next job, you need to make sure any of your employees that will be operating the crane know how to do so safely. After all, if the crane picks up a load that isn't properly secure, it puts any nearby workers in danger. So, you need to make sure that all of your crane operators are trained properly and understand how to operate a crane safely. Read More 

Prepare For War: Tips To Storm-Proof Your Windows

When storms come to call, they can incur damage to the different parts of your home – and especially to your windows. But short of not including any windows in your home, how do you protect your windows (and thus yourself and/or your family) against the power of these storms? If you're looking for tips to get your windows to weather any weather, then here's what you need to know. Read More 

Carpet Damage From Flooding: Should You Clean Or Replace?

Flooding can cause damage to carpet that you cannot see, but that may affect your long-term health. Much depends on the kind of water that flooded your carpet as to whether you can clean it or must replace it. Time is of the essence when dealing with a wet carpet. Sanitary Water Sanitary water is water that does not contain contaminants.  An example of this is having a water pipe break underneath a sink, flooding your home. Read More 

Why to Wait Until Morning to Take Out the Trash

Many homeowners who have their garbage picked up by a local company or municipal agency will take out their rubbish the night before. There are a number of reasons for this. Some may not want to handle garbage once they are showered and dressed for work. Some may leave early and worry they will forget in the morning. Others have their teens do the heavy lifting as part of their evening chores. Read More 

What Does It Mean If Your Furnace Isn’t Heating As Well As It Did Last Winter?

Furnaces naturally become less efficient over time, but if your furnace is doing a noticeably bad job this winter, this could be indicative of a problem. Knowing what it means if your furnace isn't heating well and how to fix the problem can help you maintain your furnace and keep your home warm this winter. What does it mean if your furnace isn't heating as well as it did last winter? 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!