40 Home Repairs Anyone Can Do!
You suggest turning off the water to the house when leaving on vacation. We always turn off the water heater too. It saves energy and is a safety issue. Our neighbor’s overheated and exploded during his absence. Happily, with the water shut off he didn’t have major flooding and no one was hurt, but he had thousands of dollars in damage to his home.
LINDA HAMMER, Fort Jones, California
Editor-in-chief Bruce Kelley’s column about using a pricey handyman reminded me of a quote attributed to Red Adair, a famous oil well firefighter. He said, “If you think hiring a professional is expensive, wait until you hire an amateur.”
DAN HARRIS, Houston, Texas