We have tried to categorize the Home Repair Topics in a logical way. All of the articles are grouped by the types of repairs that are involved. Some groups are rather large, such as 'Plumbing'. In an effort to keep things simple we have broken down larger categories into sub-categories. See below for the major divisions of articles, you should be able to follow these links and find the information that you are looking for.
We realize that time is of the essence when you have something that is broken. However, we feel that you will find what you need much faster if you take the time to read the information on this page, it will only take a few minutes.
Below we list all of the 'Menu Groups' that we have on this site. These 'groups' correspond with the various menus that you will find on the right side of the page or at the bottom of the page if you are using a mobile device. A quick review of this list should get you into the right area quickly. All of the key articles are listed on the pages that you will go to, so you don't have to worry about trying to find the menus if you are using a mobile device.
This section deals with major and not so major appliances. We try to focus on appliance repairs that you are likely going to be able to complete yourself. New appliances are expensive and appliance repairmen charge substantial fees for fixing them. See if you can save yourself some money by reviewing this information.
Most homes have several doors. There are several factors that can cause a door to malfunction. A lot of the time the effort to fix them is minimal when compared to the aggravation that they can cause. This segment covers most of the common door related topics.
Most homes in the United States have drywall installed on the walls and ceilings. Drywall is a great product that provides a suitable base for paint and other finishes. However, the core of drywall is made from gypsum, which is a soft stone. The gypsum core is sandwiched between two layers of paper. Needless to say that drywall will only take a certain amount of abuse before it gets damaged.
The good news is that drywall can be repaired and repainted. This group of articles covers all of the topics associated with drywall, from installing it to sanding the finished product. See this information if you have any drywall issues in your home.
Electricity, what would we do without it. Sadly, electricity is a very scary thing to work with. Most of us are afraid of it and steer clear of any chance of getting shocked. With that said, there are several repairs that a homeowner can make on electrical items without takin unnecessary risk.
Most of the time it is a matter of taking a few precautions and understanding what you are doing. See this section for any electrical problems you have.
This section includes information on the heating and cooling systems in your home. Some of these items can be effectively repaired or maintained by a homeowner.
Plumbing in your home includes two systems, one is the water supply that comes from the city or your well. The other is the used or 'dirty' water that must be removed after you are done with it. There are certain devices that modify or control the water in your home, such as you hot water tank. So, plumbing repairs are a fairly broad topic. We have broken this group down into a few topics that help you to narrow down your problem. See below for a listing of these sub-groups.
Hot Water Heaters
Lots of problems with water heaters. To make matters worse, there are different types of water heaters that use different fuels to operate. Of course the different types have different parts and problems. We have tried to sort out the various problems.
Some problems are specific to the type of water heater that you have. Other problems are common to all types of water heaters. This page sorts out those issues and should direct you to the correct information to address your problem.