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Don’t DIY these home repairs

July 16, 2022
Don't DIY these home repairs

DIYing home repairs can indeed save you a lot of money, but there’s a risk of danger and damage to your health and property if you aren’t a specialist.

Ironically, calling a professional can even reduce your costs in the long run, as they are highly skilled and knowledgeable about the damaged fixture or appliance.

While some jobs are safe and all right to do yourself, these are the ones that you should certainly leave to the professionals:

1) Chimney Repair

Chimney Repair

Chimney repair is a specialized trade in which safety gear and equipment are used. Not having them increases your risk when you go up to your roof.

At best, you can only do minor clean-up and stone or brick repairs for your chimney from inside the house. Other than that, leave chimney repair to the pros who will be able to finish it quickly and safely.

2) Roof Repair

This leads us to another important aspect of home improvement: roof repair. The issue can be minor or major, and usually, it’s a laborious job.

For the same reason, it’s very dangerous to climb up the roof on your own, as its tiles or shingles can be slippery especially when it’s windy or rainy.

And without the right knowledge, your climb up your roof may be for naught. You can labor for a whole day and still have leaks come the rainy season, so let the experts do it for you.

3) Sheet Flooring Installation

Though some flooring is easy to install, you should not attempt installing sheet flooring on your own.

If you’re no expert, you can be stuck for a whole day trying to precisely lay and cut the flooring. And there’s plenty of room for mistakes which will only see you spend more time and effort.

Plus, sheet flooring is very hard to source and transport to your home. So unless you have a large pickup truck and the experience to do it, it’s a job that’s best done by specialists.

4) Window Replacement

Window Replacement

Window replacement is not your average home DIY job. It requires perfect measurement and installation that can only be handled by a trained contractor.

Furthermore, buying pre-made windows in a hardware store won’t probably match your slot dimensions and home decor.

For best results, you have to consult with a professional and enlist their help in order to ace this work.

5) Water Heater Installation

Water Heater Installation

Installing a water heater should be left to the pros for three reasons.

First, it involves connecting it to your plumbing or power line. Both of which are sensitive and risky jobs.

Second, it is cumbersome and effortful to transport the unit to your house, and third, you have to obtain a permit from the local authority before commencing the work.

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