Basic Repairs for Moms

Missing Or Damaged Siding? Two Reasons To Have It Replaced

Great siding can mean the difference between a house that garners admiring looks by those who pass it, and one that people tend to turn their nose up at. Siding is like the icing on a delicious cake. The foundation, nuts, and bolts of the house are definitely important but when you add decorative siding, you are sure to create a property that is much more appetizing. Although you probably expect your siding to remain intact for a very long time, there are certain uncontrollable moments that lead to severe damage. Read More 

4 Things To Keep In Mind When Building A Fire Pit

This summer, keep your fun local by building a fire pit in your backyard. With a custom fire pit, you will not have to head to a campground in order to roast some marshmallows and enjoy a nice drink next to the fire with your friends. 1: Always Get Approval Before Building a Fire Pit When it comes to building a fire pit, you first need to make sure you have the right approvals in place before you start the building process. Read More 

A Burst Water Pipe Is An Emergency Plumbing Situation That Calls For Quick Action

A burst water pipe is usually something that needs immediate repair. Even if you shut the water off at your main and stop the leak, that is just a very temporary solution since your home will be without water. Running water is essential when you have kids or elderly parents in your house. Fortunately, you can probably find a 24-hour emergency plumber to help you, whether the emergency is at night or on a holiday. Read More 

Designing And Building A Custom Home

Whenever you are investing the money into having a home built, it is essential to make sure that you are getting the most out of the design that you have chosen. Otherwise, you may find that this project can be more expensive than you anticipated as well as have a higher risk of the home's design failing to meet your needs. The following tips can help you with the design process. Read More 

Home Privacy Tips For New Window Installations

If you are getting ready to have new windows installed in your home, it's time to start thinking about some of the beneficial features that you can have added. One of the most important considerations for your home's window glass is privacy. After all, while windows are great for keeping your home bright, they aren't so good for protecting your privacy. Here are a few things to talk with your window installation contractor about when you're choosing your new windows. 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!