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Common Mobile Home Repairs (Do It Yourself)

There are Mobile Home (Interior) repairs that don’t need to call for professional help. With determination, right tools and materials, you can do it yourself! It will save you a lot of money and give you happiness and fulfilment!



Wall Repairs

Mobile homes have walls that resist water out, they are often left open. If gutters are not closed, roof water can flow and go into walls and cause wood-rot to the walls.

You can fix or reconstruct portion sections/part of drywall or paneling with patches. Sometimes walls may need to be reassemble.



Floor Repairs

Many older mobile homes have particle board as their flooring. This flooring is easily damaged by moisture. It will retain water if it is wet. The water can then spread easily through it.

Sometimes, a pipe bursts under the sink. These small accidents can cause serious damage to your mobile home flooring.


It is much easier to replace your flooring than you think. It is possible to lay plywood on top of the damaged particle board and then install the tile or carpet you choose.

FYI: Placing plywood on top of low-quality flooring can raise the height of your floor. This shouldn't be a problem, generally speaking. Linoleum can be used to cover the new flooring. It will give a more subtle impression than carpet.


If you plan to remove the damaged areas and replace them with plywood, you must ensure that you do not cut the underlying beams. This could compromise the structural integrity of your mobile home.



Plumbing Repairs

It is important to fix any leaks in your tub, shower or plumbing as soon as you notice them. Leakages can travel quickly through walls and floors. Even a small amount of water can cause major damage to your house.


Mobile home shower repair can be done in a lot of ways. Many repairs can be done by you.

Repairing a broken shower base or bathtub

Any wood below or near a broken bathtub or shower base could suffer severe water damage. Leaks can travel in unpredictable ways. This means that the area directly below the leak may not be the only one affected. Broken tubs or shower base must be repaired immediately.


The Epoxy shower kit can be used to quickly and easily fix cracks. It can be used on ceramic, fiberglass, and plastic. Once dried, it is waterproof and sealable. It can be used on cracks less than 5 inches in length and sets up in just 20 minutes. You can purchase multiple kits for larger repairs.



Electric Repairs

The electrical service might be powered on while you are walking through the property. If this happens, make sure you check the electrical service to ensure that all appliances and light switches are working properly.

A licensed electrician or handyman can provide additional information and estimates for repairs and repairs to electrical equipment, such as breaker boxes or exposed wires.

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For sure you want the Exterior of your Mobile Home to be attractive and charming but you should make sure that it is 100% safe and secure. You shouldn't neglect exterior repairs, particularly in the skirting area. Mobile home skirting protects your home's underside from the elements and keeps pests away. It is very important.


Skirting

You may be able repair your skirting without having to replace it if it is just slightly damaged. You should patch up any holes in vinyl skirting before winter.

String trimmers and weed whackers can often cause damage to vinyl skirting. It can't withstand spinning strings on its own. Installing skirt guards along the bottom of vinyl skirting is an easy solution. This guard can withstand weed whackers, and other hazards that could cause damage to vinyl skirting.


Mobile Home Roof Repair

It is important to immediately repair your mobile home's roof. Even a small water leak can cause irreparable damage within a very short time. Find and repair a roof leak immediately!

Water can travel in unpredictable ways. Water damage found in one location does not necessarily indicate that there is a leak directly overhead. You might find water in your home from another source, such as a beam or other surface.


You need to fix your door

It is easy to see if your door needs some TLC. It may not fit in the door jamb as it did before. This is often a sign that the hinges aren't holding the door in the right angle. You can simply tighten the hinge screws that are starting to pull away from your wall or door.

Lubricate your knob first if it is stuck or you have trouble locking and unlocking your door. If that fails, you may need to replace the knob or lock assembly.

These are signs that your Mobile Home door should be replaced

Mobile home doors can wear quickly. Sometimes none of these remedies will work. For example, if the screws in your door have been stripped, it won't be possible to tighten them enough to get the door back to the right angle. If that happens, you will need to replace the door.

It's time for a door replacement if it is bulging or is warped. You should replace any components or moldings that are separating from the door as soon as you can.

You will need to replace your door if your knob assembly is deteriorating and the area holding the knob in place is worn out.


Window Repair for Mobile Homes

Broken glass can be replaced with new glass or the entire window can be replaced.


Window pane replacement

It may be less expensive to replace one pane of glass in your window. This is more expensive than replacing the whole window. It will also be much more difficult if you don't have the necessary skills. You should have the skills to do this. If you don't, it is time to replace the whole window unit.


The bottom line

It's easier than you think to repair your mobile home. You can keep your mobile home in top shape for many years with a little knowledge (Google and YouTube are your friends) a lot of determination and don't forget, you will have dirty shirts and greasy hands while doing repairs. Doing things yourself can bring you a sense of satisfaction. Get out there and do the repair you have been dreading.



We buy and sell mobile homes in the Los Angeles area, so if you’re looking for help please feel free to reach out to us



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