No one likes to think about needing to do any maintenance when buying a home. Unfortunately, it is a reality that all home owners have to face. While it may be easier to have your plumbers, electrician and handymans phone numbers on hand, there are often times when something needs some maintenance at a time when you wont be able to make a quick call.nbsp;Every homeowner should have these basic skills mastered. How To Properly Hang Pictures While hanging pictures is really not a complicated skill, ensuring that the pictures are level is another skill in itself. There are many options you have when it comes to leveling your pictures. You can use a traditional level or even download a level app right on your smart phone. Another important skill that you must master when it comes to hanging your pictures on the wall is to ensure to use a stud finder to make sure that you end up hanging your picture in the right spot.nbsp; How To Reset The Breaker Living in Edmonton, especially in the summer, means that there are many storms which can cause brief power outages. When this occurs, you will need to navigate yourself to your circuit breaker and know how to properly reset it so that you can resume power to your home. The first step in knowing how to reset the breaker is actually knowing where the breaker is in your home. When moving into your new home, be sure to have your real estate agent point it out for you. The next step is simply finding the breaker that is in the off position and being able to switch it back on. You also may need to do the opposite if you are ever doing any electrical work and need to ensure that you turn the power off for safety reasons. How To Unclog Drains Before contacting a plumber and having to spend hundreds of dollars for the service call, you may want to see if you can resolve the issue yourself. You can purchase simple chemical drain cleaners such as Drano from your local grocery store. All you will need to do is simply follow the instructions on the bottle and see if that will do the trick. You can also try using a drain snake to loosen up the clog. Often for basic clogs, this will be able to do the trick and save you a lot of time and money. How To Turn Off The Water Supply In the event of an emergency such as a pipe bursting, you will need to know how to turn off the water supply in order to make sure one problem doesnt turn into many problems. The main water valve will often be located in your basement or crawl space. Be sure to add this to your list of what you need to locate right when you move in. We recommend tagging the valve so you will never forget where it is. These basic home maintenance tips will really help you when living in your home and can often help serve to save you a lot of time and money. Get A Free Home Evaluation

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