Nowadays, with articles and videos showing you how to do things available all over the internet, DIYing home projects doesn’t sound like such a big deal. There are even some places (like Home Depot) that give short classes to teach the most basic stuff that you can actually DIY.
Unless you’re actually a professional, properly trained, and really know what you’re doing, there are many home projects you should NEVER do yourself.
Just to give you an idea,
If anything goes wrong during a home repair, the consequences could be as simple as having to pay someone to fix it or as bad as a property loss or serious injuries. So, before going out to get the tools, read on to know the projects you should ALWAYS HIRE someone to do it for you.
“The safety of the people shall be the highest law." – Marcus Tullius Cicero
Whether the problem is a faulty wiring that needs replacing, or really just anything beyond changing a light bulb, you will need to call a professional electrician to do the job. There’s a reason why they can be expensive and that’s because they spent years studying, learning, and training how to handle electrical currents properly.
The lack of training makes you run the risk of getting shocked, or, if not that, there’s a big chance your DIY electrical work results in poor quality and a higher house fire risk.
Even though it may not seem like a big deal, repairing a garage door requires specialized tools that you most likely don’t have lying around the house. Besides, you could get seriously injured if you don’t handle the project with precision.
First of all (and the most obvious one), working on top of a roof and the risk of falling down is already dangerous by itself. An amateur DIY project to fix anything roof related could lead to:
- Leaks and water damage
Not to mention that if the area you live in is too windy, that roof won’t last long enough to see the next morning. Also, a lot of insurance companies won’t cover any damage that happens after a DIY roof job. So yeah, hire a pro.
We’ve seen them do it in movies, so how hard could it be? The answer is: VERY. Chopping a tree requires you to know the exact calculus of the landing trajectory, which side it will fall to, if it won’t land on your car, the house, or even worse, the power lines!
Unless you’re a lumberjack or an arborist that actually knows what you’re doing, you should leave it to the professionals. They are trained to do these things and will know exactly where and at what angle to cut the tree.
Removing mold may sound so much easier than the other items on this list, and yeah, it can be. However, that doesn’t mean you can DIY at home. The thing about mold removal is that every house has wall imperfections - even newly built homes will not have perfect straight walls - which means, if any mold gets in there, it will be hard to get it out completely.
When you get a pro to do this, they have special tools, techniques, and really give attention to details!
Now, we already had an entire article dedicated to why you should hire a professional for plumbing tasks, but we’re putting another reminder in this article. Much like the mold issue, plumbing can sound easier than most items on the list, but the thing is:
Even though DIY plumbing mistakes may not put your life at risk, they can seriously damage your budget. Plumbers may not be the cheapest pros, but if you DIY something that goes wrong, they’ll definitely be a lot more expensive. So why not hire them in the first place, right? It’ll save you both time and money.
Did you know prices may vary according to the city you’re in? For example, if you’re in Denver, CO, the average cost of a plumber will be $1,936, but if you’re in Fort Collins, CO the average will be $2,138. Contact a local professional to get an accurate estimate for your location.
No matter how careful you are with turning off the gas to make any repairs, the appliance needs to be reinstalled perfectly in order to have everything on its right place again - and that’s where most DIYs go wrong. When it comes to:
- Gas furnace
- Water heaters
Don’t DIY! Get a qualified expert to handle the issue and avoid gas leaks!
The hardest thing about building and repairing driveways is keeping an even slope - not to mention you need a permit to get the job done. Plus, you’d need to have a cement mixer lying around and if that’s something if you don’t, you probably won’t want to buy one for this one job, right? Getting a pro is the right call for driveway repairs.
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