There are many home projects that a homeowner can undertake unaided. Doing so gives homeowners a sense of pride and autonomy. However, there are just some tasks that are too dangerous or too extensive for an amateur DIYer to accomplish. For those projects, it’s best to leave the work to the professionals.
While this list isn’t exhaustive, here are 5 home projects you should always hire a pro for:
1. Mold/Asbestos/Lead Removal
Mold, asbestos, and lead are all hazardous to your health. Living with them can be life-threatening. Removing contaminants is almost equally as dangerous. If your basement is overrun with mold or you find lead and asbestos in your home, call a professional immediately. That way you can keep your family safe and ensure that any hazardous material is removed safely and completely.
2. Tree Removal
It seems easy enough. Cutting down a tree is simple in theory. In reality, tree removal is dangerous work. It’s possible to harm yourself and your house at the same time if a tree isn’t dropped or felled correctly. Professional tree removal services are the quickest and safest way to deal with trees that need to be taken down. Leave the ladder and the chainsaw in the garage and call the professionals instead.
3. Major Electrical Or Plumbing Work
While basic electrical and plumbing work can be done by a DIYer, extensive changes or repairs to either system requires a professional. When dealing with electricity, simple errors can lead to shorts, shocks, or fires. And one leaky faucet can lead to thousands of dollars worth of mold damage. If you’re thinking about undertaking major electrical or plumbing work, be sure to at least get a consultation before the work begins.
4. Roof Repairs
Your roof is one of the most important facets of your house. It protects you, your family, and your belongings from the elements and keeps you warm and dry. Like plumbing work, trying to make repairs to your roof alone can lead to mold and rot.
5. Any Other Major Renovations/Additions
Minor repairs and remodels are a great way to improve your home by yourself, but for major renovations or additions, it’s always best to call in the experts. You’ll save time and money while ensuring the job is done right the first time.
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