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5 Emergency Home Repairs You Should Know How to Do Yourself

5 Emergency Home Repairs You Should Know How to Do Yourself [Guest Post]

Most emergencies are really out of our expertise, but there are ways to keep damage at bay by simply following a few good tips and precautions. Here are 5 emergency repairs that you can do yourself.

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1. Clogged Drain

A clogged drain is not the best way to start your day. But unpleasant surprises usually have a terrible timing. If a drain is blocked, you need to fix it as soon as possible. Fortunately, there is no need to call in a handyman yet. The first thing you can do to fix the problem is to use a sink plunger. You know how it works. You put it over the drain and you plunge a few times very quickly. Some people suggest adding petroleum jelly to the plunger before using it. Sometimes it helps to run some water into the sink and then plunge up and down over and over again. read more