Washing the dishes might be one of the most ‘unpopular’ chores inside the house.

You see a dining table ‘full house’ at the start of the meal, and the race is on on who’s going to finish first and rush off to their rooms.

Now, the hapless victim (more popularly known as ‘mom’ and ‘dad,’ but it is usually the dad) who is deserted in a table full of dirty dishes. Sounds familiar, isn’t it?

But if there is anything more unwanted than washing the dishes, we think that house repairs would top off the list. Aside from the technical stuff, what is most unwanted in this problem is its cost. The costs that compound because of ‘repairables’ around the house can certainly make a tight pinch on a family’s budget. It turns out that water leaks are not the only thing you should plug but the ‘expenses leak’ as well.

And I know that you know where I am heading to, right? So here it is:

The small repairs you can do that make a big impact on saving your family’s budget


Leaky faucets are one of the most ignored problems at home. Even if the leaks are only in the form of drips, you are like seeing pennies dropping down the drain, one by one. And pennies, when accumulated, can form serious cash. That’s also true with dripping faucets, every drop, when collected, can be as much as multiple gallons of water a year. Here’s a fact: a faucet that drips just once a minute can make 34 gallons of water a year. And in the case of those ignoring a dripping faucet, they are not making 34 gallons; they are WASTING it!


Nobody wants to imagine the cost of replacing mold-infested tiles of a bathroom and drywall. If you don’t want to be forced on parting your thousand dollars for such repairs, then you must prevent major repairs from happening.

Use latex caulks to prevent water from reaching walls and floors, which are the main culprits that make a mold and rot in your bathroom. Latex caulks keep the seams around fixtures, tubs and showers tightly sealed. You can count on the latex caulk, of course, but if you want something that can last longer, then you may try using the silicone caulk.

Don’t worry; It wouldn’t take that long to learn how to apply a caulk properly and how to use a caulk gun.


Do you want a high productivity and a low-cost welding process that minimizes the occurrence of defects on starts and stops? How about something that can do deep-weld penetration and minimal post-weld cleanup?

And is it possible that with all these amazing capabilities, it only requires less operator skills, even less than someone who holds a Stick Welding? Are these hallmarks of a dream welding machine? It sounds too good to be true, right? But in this case, it is true, and the good news is, it is already available in the market!

All the capabilities mentioned above can be done by MIG welder. So what MIG welder stands for? MIG means ‘Metal Inert Gas,’ and it’s a method of welding in which the filler metal wires supply the electric current to maintain the arc. It is shielded from the access of air by an inert gas like argon.

Setting aside technical things, MIG welder is capable of coming up with more durable and long-lasting metal finishes than any welder types can do. It means that it decreases the chances of spending on repairs related to low-quality metal finishes in the future.


A fire outbreak may be a disaster waiting to happen, and it might be hiding somewhere in your outlets and cords. Look for the ‘red flags’ such as exposed wire, overloaded power strips, multiple extension cords or spliced wires that are connected with electrical tape. You might be ignoring these things all this time, and today is the best day to take a serious look at these improper electrical arrangements.

To make sure that your house is totally safe from hazards, contact a licensed electrician from Terrigal to inspect your house for wiring problems and other things that may lead to a disastrous fire. Never worry about the cost of hiring a licensed electrician to inspect your home because this step is so important in preventing accidents and repairs that can cost you SO MUCH. A fire outbreak, if it ever happens, won’t just cost you financially but intellectually and emotionally as well.


Northern girl Laura is the epitome of a true entrepreneur. Laura’s spirit for adventure and passion for people blaze through House of Coco. She founded House of Coco in 2014 and has grown it in to an internationally recognised brand whilst having a lot of fun along the way. Travel is in her DNA and she is a true visionary and a global citizen.

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