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Basic Home Maintenance Toolkit

 

Spring Home Decorating in Greater VictoriaBasic Home Maintenance Toolkit

At some point in time we all need a few tools to help us out fixing stuff in and around the house.

Here are some essential suggestions from “Peter’s Pfanntastic Tool Box”, and these tools take care of 90% of all the items on Peter’s “honey do” list, and although I am working on the list forever, it does not seem to ever get shorter………..

Basic Tools & Equipment

Other Useful Equipment

5-Gallon Bucket(s), so many good uses for them

Brass and steel brush, various sizes

Caulking gun,

Chisels, cold and wood

Circular and Jig saw (or a combo cordless set

Construction screws, assorted

Quick Clamps and tie downs

Cutting oil

Claw hammer & Crow-bar

Duct tape and Electrical tape

Combination square or speed square

Nails, assorted sizes and uses

Drill, cordless, 3/8-inch variable-speed reversible

Nylon scrub brush

Drill bit set

Paintbrush, standard rollers

Flashlight and Work Light(s)

Toilet Plunger and Drain Auger

Flat scraper or putty knifes

Rags and towels

Glue wood and all-materials (not Super Glue)

Shims, wedges

Hand saws, small, multipurpose

Silicone lubricant, waterless & oil-free

Ladder, 6-foot fiberglass

Shop vacuum cleaner

Level, 36- or 48-inch aluminum

Small sledgehammer

Pencils, markers, Chalk-line

Pliers, standard (slip-joint), long-nose, Channel lock, and wire-cutter (diagonal)

Sponges and other Clean up Tools

Gloves, rubber gloves & leather

Toothbrushes

Safety goggles and Ear Plugs

Screws, assorted uses and sizes

Sandpaper and sanding blocks (various grits)

Outdoor Extension cords (high quality)

Sawhorse(s) or Trestles

Drop cloth (s) & Tarps

Screwdrivers, several sizes of flathead, cross and square head

Dust Mask (buy a Good one)

Retractable Tape measure, 25-foot

Caulking interior and exterior

Utility knife and extra blades

Cutters or combination pliers

Wrenches, basic set of open-ended crescent

Set of ratchet socket wrenches

Set Allen wrenches

Some Strong Rope

Shovel, broom, dust pan (good quality)

Plumbers putty, plumbers tape

Portable workbench (Trestles may work)

Stud Finder

Knee pads

Construction quality Garbage Bags

Spring Home Decorating in Greater VictoriaIt is Peter’s Experience that "buying cheap" does not pay off with tools and or safety equipment, look for the best quality you can afford, most good tools will last a lifetime. The next best Tool in your Tool box are good resources for assistance (books or the web) and a big dose of common sense……. Know what you can, and more importantly know what "you can not fix” and be prepared to call for help……..

By the Way, if you come accross a project that you know how to do but are lacking the tools or equipment, please give Peter and Linda a call, we may have just the right tool or resource for you.

 

Peter & Linda Pfann, Selling Pfanntastic Victoria Homes Since 1986This Information was provided to you compliments of Victoria BC Realtors, "Peter and Linda Pfann", Certified Professional Consultant on Aging (CPCA)®.  CPCAs are committed to providing exceptional service, and have supplemented their professional training by learning about the unique and changing needs of the 50+ population.

Make sure that the professionals serving you have taken the time and made the commitment to learn more about YOU!  To find CPCAs in good standing in your area, go to www.CPCAcanada.com.
 or www.pfanntastic.com  and www.victoriasm.com.  To Find additional Victoria, BC, Canada, Senior Focused Resources, please visit "The Elder Friendly Community Network"  

 To Find out how we serve Greater Victoria Boomers and Seniors and their families with their real estate plans and needs in and around Greater Victoria BC, please call Peter and Linda Pfann in Victoria BC, Canada at (250)-213-9490 or info@pfanntastic.com. 

 

 

 

Peter Pfann,

CPCA, ABR, SRES, E-Pro, IMSD, Master ASA, C-CREC, Associate Broker.

Text or Talk To Peter @: (1) 250 - 213 - 9490  

peterpfann@gmail.com  www.pfanntastic.com

Pfanntastic Properties in Victoria, BC, Canada, @ Fair  Realty Since 1986.

Regional office: 1540 Fort St Victoria, BC V8S 5J2

 

Comments

the cordless drill is my favorite along with the level & tape measure, use it all the time.

Posted by David Popoff, Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct (DMK Real Estate ) over 9 years ago

Hi David,

Thank you for your comments, yes my cordless power tools are never far removed from my side......and they can perform little micacles, but don't tell Linda, she still thinks I know what I am doing,... she is a sweetheart....

Posted by Peter Pfann @ eXp Realty Pfanntastic Properties in Victoria, Since 1986., Talk To or Text Peter 250-213-9490 (eXp Realty, Victoria BC www.pfanntastic.com) over 9 years ago

Well...that is the definitive list!    Have bookmarked.    Thank you!

Posted by Li Read, Caring expertise...knowledge for you! (Sea to Sky Premier Properties (Salt Spring)) over 9 years ago

Hi Li,

thank you for visiting and bookmarking,  we hope it helps in avoiding disasters for you and your clients.

Posted by Peter Pfann @ eXp Realty Pfanntastic Properties in Victoria, Since 1986., Talk To or Text Peter 250-213-9490 (eXp Realty, Victoria BC www.pfanntastic.com) over 9 years ago

This is a great list. Since I've been managing our properties I've been carrying hammers in my purses! I need to get a tool kit together. Have you seen what a hammer can do to a tube of lipstick and the inside of a purse? not pretty. Thanks!

Posted by Todd and Danielle Millar, Sixteen years of excellence! (Glenn Simon Inc.) over 9 years ago

Hi Danielle,

Thank you for the feedback, in addtion, the tool kit is tax deductable, where the lipstick not likely......

Posted by Peter Pfann @ eXp Realty Pfanntastic Properties in Victoria, Since 1986., Talk To or Text Peter 250-213-9490 (eXp Realty, Victoria BC www.pfanntastic.com) over 9 years ago

Great toolkit Peter and Linda, I have reblogged it so my audience might have the benefit of your list.

Posted by Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta (Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage) about 9 years ago

Hi Chris,

Having some basic tools and supplies is important to be able to get little jobs done without having to chase the tools down first, thanks for re-blogging.

Posted by Peter Pfann @ eXp Realty Pfanntastic Properties in Victoria, Since 1986., Talk To or Text Peter 250-213-9490 (eXp Realty, Victoria BC www.pfanntastic.com) about 9 years ago

Great list - Ive got some of these items and will have to add the others. Even a single lady needs tools!!!

re-blogged and suggested

Posted by Roseanne Campagna, Kent/DesMoines/Blk Diamond/Renton/Maple Valley, WA (John L. Scott RE Maple Valley, WA ) about 9 years ago

HI Roseanne,

Thank you so much for reblogging and suggesting this article, we hope it is usefull for yourself and your readers, happy independence day.

Posted by Peter Pfann @ eXp Realty Pfanntastic Properties in Victoria, Since 1986., Talk To or Text Peter 250-213-9490 (eXp Realty, Victoria BC www.pfanntastic.com) about 9 years ago

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