Home Repair Tool Kit
A home repair tool kit is something that every home should have whether the occupants are particularly handy or not. There are so many small things that can go wrong in a home that may need some immediate attention or that require waiting for a repair professional. There are very few differences between a basic kit and a home repair kit. There are prefilled basic tool kits that you can add to in order to have a well prepared home repair tool kit.
Your basic home repair tool kit should include some general tools such as a hammer, flat and Phillips screwdriver, wrench, Allen wrenches and pliers. Some other things that should be included are washers, screws, nails, nuts and bolts. You never know what may break and how you will have to temporarily fix it, from a leaking toilet tank to a table leg that falls off.
A breaker box layout that clearly identifies what each breaker controls should also be in your home kit. It may be important to be able to switch off certain breakers if there is a water leak, or an electrical problem. Light bulbs, batteries, and paper towels should also be part of your home repair tool kit. These are all things that you may need in the course of making small repairs around the home.
Some of the additional items you should have in a home repair tool kit are electrical tape, a wire cutter, a utility knife flashlight, and band aids. Yes, injuring yourself is something you should be prepared for if you’re not a handy person and sometimes even if you are.
Your kit should be kept in an easy to find place so that you can quickly and easily deal with any repairs that need to be made in case of emergency. Keeping your home repair tool kit close to a first aid kit and emergency preparation items is a great way to make sure that it is always ready to go. Make sure when you use tools out of your home repair tool kit, that you replace them. It does no good to have a home repair tool kit with half of the items missing.
As you make small repairs around the house you’ll probably find several other things to include in your home repair tool kit and will be able to create a kit that is extremely efficient and ideal for your individual home. Being prepared for whatever may arise is a smart move for any home owner and not just having the tools but also knowing how to use them can often save you a great deal of money on professional repairs.