You would be hard pressed to find a person who doesn’t look up ocassional DIY projects and fixes for their home. We love the idea of people taking charge of their homes to improve them without outside help. However, while there are many home projects that you can take on yourself, there are some projects that you just shouldn’t even attempt. These are projects that require skills that the average homeowner doesn’t have, or have big risks to your property. Here are three projects you should leave to the professionals.
Maybe you can change a lightbulb, but do you really think you can rewire your home to change up the lighting? Probably no, and that’s okay. It’s a good idea to leave the bigger electrical updates to a professional. This is for a variety of reasons. First, electricity can be dangerous. If you don’t know what you’re doing and you touch or cross wires, you can electrocute yourself, causing serious injury or even death. It’s also possible to do the wiring wrong. It might look fine but actually be a fire hazard just waiting to happen. Plus, electricity is an important part of your life. If you mess up and clean the power in your house, it will be a pain to deal with. Leave it to the professionals who know what they are doing. They won’t hurt themselves, and they will know the proper electrical code and do the job in a safe manner.
Plumbing & Water Damage
Again, there are some smaller. However, most plumbing tasks should be left to the professional plumbers. This is because of the risk of water damage. Your pipes have a lot of water flowing through them, and a broken pipe can cause a huge amount of water damage. We treat water damage in carpets, and a leading cause is broken or leaky pipes. Don’t be the person who thinks they save a little money by replacing a pipe themselves but ends up flooding their home and costing a lot more in damages.
DIY carpet cleaning may seem mild compared to electrical and plumbing projects. However, consider this: your carpets are one of the biggest investments in your home. It would cost a lot to replace them if something went wrong. And DIY carpet cleaning methods are likely to go wrong. The first thing that can go wrong is mold and mildew growth. This occurs when the carpets are left wet for too long. If you don’t have a good way to extract water from your carpets during your cleaning, this is a real risk. The next risk is staining your carpets and getting them even dirtier. Homemade carpet cleaning solutions often leave behind a layer of sticky residue. This will attract more dirt and make your carpets worse than before you cleaned them. Carpet cleaning should be left to the carpet cleaning professionals in order to keep your carpets clean and healthy.
By all means, take on DIY projects around your house. Just be careful that you don’t take on projects with a big risk of damage or injury. It’s just not worth the small amount of money that you would save when you consider how much it would cost to repair the damage if something goes wrong.