Basic Repairs for Moms

Three Tips For A Healthier Home

If you're like most modern homeowners, you're already aware that indoor air pollution can be a big problem in new and recent construction. After all, today's building methods and materials are designed, in part, to produce an energy efficient home, and this means using materials that offer superior insulation as well as doors and windows with state-of-the-art sealing technology. Although these features will help keep your home warm during chilly winter temperatures and cool in the middle of summer heat waves as well as save you significant sums of money on utility costs, they may also contribute to indoor air pollution by trapping too much air in the home interior. Read More 

Building Your Home In Snow Country? 3 Tips To Help You Care For Your New Heat Pump

If you're in the process of building your new home, and you've chosen a heat pump for your heating system, now's the time to learn about proper maintenance. This is particularly important if you're building your home in a snowy region of the United States. Your heat pump is going to be outside, all year long, which means it's going to come in contact with all the elements – including snow and ice. Read More 

What To Do If Your Well Is Going Dry

Even though relying on a well for your water supply can have a lot of benefits, it can have its share of disadvantages as well. For example, one thing that you might worry about is dealing with a dry well. These are some of the steps that you can take if you do find yourself in this situation. Check for Repair Issues First of all, if you find that your well is not providing the steady supply of water that it was once providing, you will first want to make sure that there isn't something wrong with your well. Read More 

Three Reasons To Call Your Roofer Before Stringing Roof Christmas Lights

Some neighborhoods are competitive about who has the better Christmas decorations. Other neighborhoods like to pull together so that everyone's home is decorated and the town has something to see when driving through. No matter which type of neighborhood you live in, if you plan to string up lights on your roof during the winter, you know that you must be careful. here are three reasons why you need to call for roof repair and maintenance prior to putting up your Christmas lights. Read More 

2 Ways To Keep Your Chain Link Fence Clean

If you want to keep your chain link fence in good shape, you need to spend some time cleaning it at least once a year. Cleaning your chain link fence help keep it looking nice and is a great way to spot and treat rust before it becomes a larger issue. #1 Clean It Off with Borax One of the best cleaning products to use on your chain link fence is Borax. 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!