Handyman Help Tips & Good practices
Basement remodeling, tips and considerations
Before remodeling a basement make sure walls and floors have not cracks or fissures because this could become an entry for termites or water. Likewise the plumbing system must be inspected and replace those sections that may cause problems later on. Remember, Calcium and Magnesium tend to affect and rot copper pipes. Any galvanized pipe should be replaced.
Kitchen remodeling, tips and considerations
Before remodeling your kitchen make sure the contractor checks the plumbing system on floors and walls before installing any shelf or cabinet. Once kitchen furniture have been installed, periodical inspections should be made. Inadequate pipe installations could lead to leaks and therefore damaging new kitchen cabinets or shelves.
Bathroom remodeling, tips and considerations
Experience in bathroom modifications is important in order to avoid leaks and humidity problems.
For example, replacing a bath tub for a walk in shower. Once the shower area has been prepared, a concrete must be set with a slope enough in order that water can go through the drain. A plastic liner should be set upon and then water. Leave it for 24 hours with the drain temporally sealed so you can check for leaks or other problems related. Next step would be adding mixed concrete and after the concrete's curation time the ceramic tiles should be installed.
Before hiring a Handyman or contractor, make sure it complies with all the construction qualifications and licenses. This will save you money most of the times.
Changing light bulbs
Before touching anything make sure to power off the switch that power the bulb you are trying to replace. IF possible, try to switch off the whole electric section of the house. An electric shock is a common consequence of inadequate care about this.
Second but not less important, make sure you get a stable and reliable ladder. Two minutes to get a ladder could turn into two months with a dislocated shoulder.