Basic Repairs for Moms

3 Things That Impact The Cost Of A Boundary Survey

If you are thinking about hiring someone to do a boundary survey of a property that you own or that you are thinking about buying, then you could be wondering how much it will cost. What you should know is that the cost can vary based on a variety of factors. These are some of the main things that can impact the cost of a boundary survey. 1. The Size of Your Property Read More 

Maintaining Your Home’s Exterior Drainage

The interior of your home is kept dry and warm by the protection of your roof and other exterior drainage features, which should be kept strong and functioning properly. A home which allows moisture intrusion creates an environment for mold and mildew growth and health issues for you and your family. Here are some tips to help you keep your home's exterior draining well and your home's interior free of moisture problems. Read More 

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 

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!