You already know the importance of looking after your home to ensure it runs smoothly and avoids many common household problems. You might have even taken up DIY to learn some new skills and quickly fix some everyday issues that get on your nerves. But, while you may feel confident tackling a loose banister or creaky door, there are some DIY projects you must avoid, and here are five household repairs you must leave to the pros.
There are some plumbing projects you can handle, like a dripping tap. But, the more water involved, the more chance of something terrible happening. If you have burst pipes or rising dampness, you contact a professional plumber so they can assess the damage with a trained eye. From there, they can take the next step and deal with your problem safely and efficiently to ensure the issue does not get any worse if left unattended.
You already know that electricity is dangerous, which is why you should avoid sparks at the plug socket and contact someone if you can hear a buzzing beneath the light switch. Attempting DIY electrical work can cause fire hazards and electrocution which can put you and others in severe danger. Most people do not understand the true nature of electricity and the damage it can do. It is best to avoid the potential dangers and call an electrician as soon as possible. It may also be worth switching all your electrics off at the mains while you wait for them to arrive, too.
If you live somewhere prone to storms, you may have experienced your fair share of discarded roof shingles or fallen trees. Many people would rather get the problem solved quickly, so they will try to move the fallen tree themselves or climb up on the roof to reset the shingle. It’s obvious why this is a terrible idea. Instead, homeowners can organize emergency tree removal and professional roofers to attend and get their homes and neighborhood back to normal.
Fixing the Gas
If you have a gas furnace, you need to make sure it operates at optimal performance. Too much pressure (or not enough pressure) can cause problems throughout the house, risking possible faults and even explosions that can damage your home. Again, you’ll need a plumber, although you can monitor your gas pressure by checking the pressure dial regularly. If it doesn’t look right, contact a professional.
If your home was built between 1930 and 1950, there’s a chance that there is still asbestos in your house. You may come across this during a renovation or extension. However, some people do not know how to identify asbestos and so will not take the proper precautions. Asbestos requires a specific disposal process, so you cannot simply throw it in the trash. Instead, you need to arrange a designated pick-up service.
Leave It To the Pros
Even if you think you’re an expert at all things DIY, there are some projects you should leave to professionals who have the tools, experience, and knowledge to tackle and solve a myriad of tricky household problems. Remember this the next time you think you can quickly fix a burst pipe or gas leak if you value your health and well-being.
- Lisa has been blogging since 2013, and loves sharing resources and ideas for living a simple life. To get free printables, bonus words, and more - sign up for the newsletter.
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