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To DIY or Not: Rethink These 6 Home ProjectsAugust 25th, 2016 by
It’s time to make some repairs and improvements around your home, and you’re trying to figure out ways to save money and make your home look good. If you’re wondering if you should DIY or not, learn more about these six home projects you should leave to the professionals.
Updating electrical fixtures like light switches and ceiling fans might be something you can do, but steer clear of any major projects involving electrical circuits or wiring. With an increased risk of electrical shock or electrical fire, it can be dangerous to you and your home. The benefits of having electrical that’s safe and up to code outweighs the cost of hiring a professional electrician.
If you’re installing a showerhead or doing minor toilet repairs, you’re probably OK, but let a professional plumber deal with issues concerning supply lines or major leaks. If you’ve got a leaking toilet, it’s time to call a plumber.
When it comes to larger trees and stumps, hire a tree service removal company. Tree removal can be dangerous work, and hiring a professional will keep you away from dangerous tools and situations.
Climbing on your roof to perform repairs is dangerous to yourself and your home. If you have a leaky roof that needs repair or replacement, leave it to the professionals.
Refinishing hardwood floors on your own may seem like a good way to save money, but there’s little room for error. After renting the necessary equipment, you’ll need to sand your floors, remove the dust, and start applying layers upon layers of stain. If you want your floors to look their best, hire a professional who has experience sanding and staining wood.
Unless you spring for a power auger, this DIY project is going to be backbreaking. Fencing work is harder than it looks and involves a fair amount of specialized expertise. Having a professional put up your fence will save you time and a lot of physical pain. It will also ensure that you have a nice-looking fence around your home.
When in doubt, ask yourself a few questions. Do you know what you’re doing? Is it possible for you to harm yourself or damage your home? Is it worth your time? If “no” is the answer to any of these questions, let a professional handle the job.