Most Russians fix house breakdowns on their own

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The majority of residents of Russia (92%) in case of house breakdowns prefer to fix them on their own, 8% seek help from relatives or specialists. This is evidenced by the results of a study of the online hypermarket, which is at the disposal of RIA Novosti.

In the course of the study, 1200 respondents from all districts of Russia were interviewed. The interviews were conducted in March this year among the country’s economically active population over 18 years old.

“The majority of respondents (97%) said that they like working with their hands: of them 64% do it regularly, 21% sometimes, and 15% of respondents indicated that they work with their hands only if something needs to be fixed,” message.

3% of respondents do not like doing manual labor, the main reasons are lack of time, interest or necessary skills for repairs.

35% learned how to handle a screwdriver and a hammer with the help of relatives, 28% of the respondents said that they can do minor repairs in the house thanks to training courses. 13% of respondents said that they learned how to use the tools in school.

More than a third of Russian residents believe that every house must have a screwdriver, 15% consider a drill to be an obligatory tool, and 10% consider a hammer. According to other respondents, the house should have a wrench, screwdriver, pliers, and a set of tools.

On April 10, Izvestia, citing analysts from AliExpress Russia, reported that Russians in March began to buy more goods for repairs and interiors more often. Wallpaper sales increased most of all, they were purchased almost three times more often than in February. The demand for goods for home lighting also increased, in this category purchases increased 1.7 times compared to February.