With so many resources available right now, promising you that you can indeed do it yourself, it is so easy to get carried away with the whole DIY fad.
However, there are some jobs that a homeowner simply should not try taking on, some jobs are just best left to the professionals.
Some fixes or chores around the house can be too difficult, too risky or in some cases too costly to fix the damage!
If you mess a DIY up, you could end up paying a whole lot more than if you had hired a professional to begin with.
If you have any of the following issues, please do not try to do it yourself and just call a home maintenance company!
Unless you are an electrician, do not try electrical wiring at home! Any housework involving electricity should always be approached with extreme caution.
Whether you are trying to install new wiring or trying to fix a faulty appliance, working on your home’s electrical system is extremely dangerous if you do not know what you are doing.
There is always the risk of electric shock, which can be very dangerous.
In addition to that, you may end up ruining that said appliance beyond repair!
Plumbing systems involve a complicated network of pipes that need to be installed in a certain way to ensure that everything works properly.
In addition to that, all the work needs to be absolutely leak-free or you run the risk of mold, structural damage, and other dangerous problems.
And remember, water can leak even from a very tiny spot that you may not be able to see at the time, and the very smallest leak can cost you thousands to repair the damage if it is not caught in time.
Installing gas-fueled appliances
Any gas-fueled appliance needs to be installed properly to ensure all of the fittings and connections on the gas lines are secure and free of leaks. Gas leaks can lead to many common household hazards. Never DIY any project with gas, always call the professionals!
More so for water heaters, They are heavier than you think, they need to be installed level, and they need to be vented properly to prevent carbon monoxide from leaking into the home.
Plus, there is the added risk of water leakage as well as the risk of hooking up the gas lines. Definitely not a DIY project!
Refinishing hardwood floors
Hardwood floors is one of the most sophisticated flooring options, however they typically need to be refinished every once in a while in order to retain their elegant look.
This can be a very difficult job to get right though, and the resulting dust cloud from sanding off the whole surface can be toxic.
Moreover, you run the risk of ruining the entire surface of your floors. And it is almost always more expensive to pay someone to fix your mistakes than to hire a professional in the first place.
Unless you have a green thumb, you could seriously injure your plants! While taking care of houseplants is a doable DIY job, gardening is a whole different issue!
Gardening is one of those jobs that seem easier than it actually is, maintaining a happy and healthy garden requires hard work and efficiency.
Of course you still need to water those plants yourself regularly but you should hire a gardener for the seasonal work, and also to check on your garden every once in a while. Or, if you want to remove some trees from your garden.
Removing trees safely is a delicate art involving complex angles. It can be very hard to gauge the height of a tree, or make sure it goes down in the right angle, so a tree that you think will never hit your home or harm anything else, may just do that.
Plus, a professional can make sure the tree survives somewhere else while you may very well butcher it accidently.
Cleaning upholstery and carpets
Are you ready to risk permanently scaring your beautiful sofa just because the job looks simple enough?
The difference between you cleaning the upholstery yourself and hiring professional upholstery cleaners to do it is that proper cleaning might just prolong your furniture’s life duration instead of shortening it!
Professionals do not scrub stains, and they know the right chemicals to use and what not to use with each fabric.
Same goes for carpets, plus, they take forever to dry if you wash them and then they probably smell funny!
Hire a professional to steam clean your carpets and they will be as good as new.