We have had a SURPLUS of gremlins this year. DH has been doing a lot of home repairs he’s never done before (successfully! go DH!)
Our plumber is awesome, but finding other repair folk can sometimes be a gamble. We’ve often found it safer and less time-consuming (not to mention cheaper) to do many of our own repairs.
The internet has been super-helpful in these home fixings that we normally would never attempt.
Here is a fantastic set of video podcasts on how to fix various things in your house. (Grumpy rumblings takes no responsibility for your own home repair attempts. We provide this link for informational purposes only.)
Our dishwasher is currently completely taken apart on the kitchen floor. We will see what comes of that. Who knew there were so many pieces? (Update: He fixed it! He replaced the motor and now it works! A ball bearing had broken. Savings $160. Cost $150 for motor.)
Do you try to fix your own stuff or just call in a professional right away? How about routine maintenance like caulking? (DH just did some of that too. He’s so manly!) What’s your line for calling a professional? If you do it yourself, how do you figure out what to do?