While DIY projects have become extremely popular over the last few years, life is not a home renovation show, and not everyone is capable or willing to perform all home repairs themselves.
If you’ve been traveling and just settled down into a new home, you might have forgotten how many repairs need to be done to live in a house as a homeowner. While DIY home renovations are a less expensive way of getting things fixed around the house, there are just some issues that you need to leave to the professionals.
1. Replacing/Repairing Doors and Windows
When it comes to your home’s security, why would you go any other way than hiring a professional to fix a door or the windows in your home? These areas are your first line of defense when it comes to taking care of your family and protecting your property.
If your doors are flimsy or your windows don’t work properly, then you’re opening yourself and your family up to being robbed or worse.
2. Electrical Repairs
The number one repair that should never be taken on by a homeowner is electrical repairs. If you’re not a qualified, certified electrician, then you need to hire professionals to take care of anything electrical in your home. While installing a ceiling fan or a basic light switch might be okay for an experienced DIYer, it’s not even a good idea for you to do that. Err on the side of caution and leave the dangerous electrical work to the pros. Electrical wiring is just something that should be left to the pros, as it can lead to you getting electrocuted or worse.
3. Major Basement Renovations
Many DIYers think that it’s okay to do major basement renovations themselves because the mistakes are easy to hide since the basement isn’t in the main part of the house. That isn’t true either.
Underpinning and digging out a basement can be extremely dangerous, even deadly if you don’t know what you’re doing. There have been stories in the news of people being killed because messing with the foundation of their home caused the walls or at times the entire house to collapse and crush them underneath it. Let the professionals handle renovating your basement if it’s a major remodel, just to be on the safe side.
4. Plumbing Issues
Many homeowners are guilty of ignoring a leaky faucet in hopes that it will just resolve itself. It never does and the problem just gets worse, until you have to fix it or it floods your home. It’s best to hire professionals to fix anything other than a leaky faucet in your house. If your estimate is really high don’t forget the problem, these issues with water, mold, and plumbing can double or triple in cost if you ignore it long enough. Find an loan if needed to help cover the costs, it will help you save in the long-term even if you live in a dry climate and arent worried about mold. You will be wiser looking up an installment loan in Albuquerque than letting the problem fester in your walls.
Clogged toilets that keep happening, sinks that are overflowing constantly, and sewers that are backing up call for a professional plumber, not someone who is a DIYer and never been trained to be a plumber. There could be tree roots growing in the lines or other serious issues.
5. Gas Appliance Work
Anything to do with repairing or replacing a gas appliance needs to be taken care of by a skilled, trained worker. Just like electricity, gas can exact a high price if something goes wrong during the repair. Make sure to hire a professional to take care of anything to do with a gas stove, furnace, or any other gas appliance in your home.
These are just a few of the home repairs that you’re better off hiring a professional in that field of work to handle for you. DIY has its place, but not when it comes to keeping you and your family safe.