Basic Repairs for Moms

The Four Factors Affecting How Often Your Rural Home’s Septic Tank Needs Pumping And Cleaning

One of the unique aspects of owning a rural home is they typically use septic tanks rather than public utility sewer systems to process wastewater. Unlike sewer connections, septic tanks require regular care and maintenance or they develop expensive problems. One aspect of septic system care is having its tank pumped out and cleaned on a regular basis. How often this needs to be done is contingent on the following four factors: Read More 

When Is It Time To Retube A Boiler?

If you want to stay warm and cozy during the colder months, you need to treat your boiler well. A large part of accomplishing this task does involve regular maintenance. However, equally important are the not-so-often maintenance steps, such as retubing. Retubing keeps a boiler operating efficiently and can improve heat delivery throughout a home. If you've never had this service performed or don't know much about it, here are some scenarios when retubing is especially critical. Read More 

4 Solutions To Protect Your Home From Water Damage And Costly Repairs

Even if it is too late to protect your home from water damage, improving your home while doing restoration work is something you can do. You will want to consider improvements to drainage and using water-resistant materials to protect your home from future problems. Here are some solutions that will help prevent water damage and costly repairs in the future. 1. Maintain Landscaping and The Drainage Around Your Home  Maintaining the landscaping around your home is a great way to prevent water damage. Read More 

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 

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!