Simple is useful and beautiful. Together with the sophistication of almost everything, we try our best to keep things simple and easy. This couldn’t get any truer with DIY projects. There’s nothing wrong about DIYs, but they have certain limitations—especially when it comes to home repairs and projects.
When you browse online, you’ll see a wealth of resources about how you can do this and that on your own. As a homeowner, you shouldn’t depend on these resources too much, especially if the task is obviously hazardous. Yes, getting around paying a contractor is one of the benefits of doing something by yourself, but it always comes with a price.
Here’s a short list of home repairs and projects you shouldn’t DIY:
Cutting Down Your Backyard Tree
Think twice before picking up that axe or chainsaw. Whether you’re cutting down the branches or the entire tree, you will need to do some climbing, and you will be required to work with heavy and sharp equipment. Plus, you will have to dig the earth out if you want to get rid of the aged roots.
Permacoat always reminds their clients that replacing or repairing the roof is harder than it seems. Other than being dangerous, one wrong placement of shingles or fault installation of gutters can damage the roof. Stepping on the wrong parts may also weaken the structure’s integrity.
Power outage? Lights not working properly? Before you think of doing everything yourself, try to picture all the hazards first; those hazards will double up if you have no experience working on these things. Plucking the wires on the walls or playing with fuse is a licensed electrician’s job.
Gas Plumbing System
This is another dangerous project to work on. Pipe repairs that involve gas, whether they’re kitchen pipes or water heaters, should be left to the experts. If you do it yourself without professional knowledge, you’re running the risk of burning down the house.
These are only some of the projects you need to leave to professionals, unless you’re a professional yourself. Always ask yourself this before carrying out a project: do I have enough working knowledge on this?