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Wednesday, October 31, 2018

4 Remodeling Jobs You Should Never DIY

Are you thinking about a remodeling project for your home?

 Before you consider tackling the project on your own, read this article as it has some great information that might make you think twice about doing all the work on your own. I remodeled my bathroom last year and I was glad that I hired professionals to do most of the work. My bathroom looks amazing as the professional guys knew what they were doing.


 Online resources and home improvement programs have made it easier than ever for Americans to tackle DIY projects around the home. However, there are certain tasks that can actually cost you more in the long run if you fail to hire professionals. When it comes to the following types of repairs and renovations around the home, leave it to the pros who have the training, tools, and experience to get the job done right the first time.

Plumbing

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 Your home's plumbing is more complicated than you might think. While you may be able to figure out some simple repairs, like fixing the toilet flapper or replacing a faucet, you should always hire a professional plumber for more serious issues. You don't want to risk potential damage from leaks or pipe backups that could result if you try to do it on your own. Plumbers charge a lot because it's skilled, technical work that requires lots of training, but the cost is worth it to have your plumbing repaired correctly.

Electrical Work 
When it comes to your home's electrical wiring, it's always best to call in the pros. In addition to requiring extensive training, electrical work involves adhering to local building codes. Most homeowners won't know the ins and outs of these requirements, which can put you and your family at risk for safety hazards like electrical shocks or even fires. You also can also end up with higher energy bills if your wiring isn't repaired correctly. Always use professional electricians to keep your home safe and more efficient.

Wall Demolition
 Today's home improvement shows make demo work seem incredibly easy. Homeowners in these shows are seen with big smiles on their faces as they take a whack at their walls. However, you won't be smiling if you accidentally hit the electrical wiring, plumbing, or gas pipes inside your walls. And if the wall is load bearing, you could even cause serious structural damage. While removing old cabinets and countertops may be feasible for a DIY project, you should always hire professionals to take down walls for your planned renovations.

Sanding Floors
 Over time, wood floors can become a bit worn down and rough-looking. Fortunately, sanding and refinishing the floors can leave them looking good as new. If you try to tackle this task on your own, however, you risk leaving behind a bumpy or uneven floor. Besides having an unattractive appearance, poorly finished wood floors can diminish your home's value. On the other hand, pros can leave behind smoother, fresher-looking floors that increase your home's value. 

 Most people sand and refinish their hardwood floors about once a decade. Since you're doing it so infrequently, it's definitely worth the extra expense to hire a professional to do the job.

 Don't let your enthusiasm for DIY projects lead to safety issues in your home or detract from your investment. Instead, know which projects require the help of a trained professional so you can be sure the work is done correctly, efficiently, and safely.


1 comment:

  1. Hi, Love your home improvement project. And thanks for the coming to me at the right time. I am going to improve my home next month. So, this one is helpful to me. Already bookmark this site for future reference. Keep up with good work.

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