Do it yourself or hire a professional – that is the big question many homeowners face. On the one hand, hiring a professional ensures that the job gets completed correctly and efficiently the first time, but at a price. On the other hand, taking charge and going for a DIY project is fun and exciting, but could be disastrous if you don’t know what you’re doing.
It’s important to know what projects around the house you can tackle on your own, and when you need to stop and hire a professional. Many appliances and features in our homes can cause serious damage if they are not installed properly. Then, there are other projects that you and the family could tackle yourself after reading up on it.
If you’re unsure of whether or not you should hire a professional, we have six items around your house that you should definitely get help with.
Anything Plumbing, Gas, and Electrical Related
Unless you’re a licensed plumber, electrician, or trained to work with gas appliances, you should hire a professional. These items can put you and your family’s safety at risk if you don’t know what you’re doing. Not only that, many provincial regulations require that these types of items must be handled by a licensed contractor.
Mould and Asbestos Removal
If you find mould in your home, you’re best to leave it to the professional to remove it. Mould is dangerous to our health, especially for anyone with breathing conditions like asthma. If you don’t eradicate the mould, you run the risk of it coming back. Professionals know how to properly, and safely remove all of the mould from your house.
The roof is what protects everything inside your home. Without it, on a snowy or rainy day, all of that moisture would fall into your home. If you have a leaky roof or notice shingles starting to lift,you’re best to hire a professional to fix the roof. It’s easy to get injured while on the roof, and the project is likely to take you a lot longer than the professional.
Anything Structural Related
The structure of your home is what holds everything together. You wouldn’t want to risk the integrity of the structure, just so you can save a few dollars. Spend the money and hire a professional. Not only that, there are building codes that you’ll need to adhere to.
Whether it be an appliance or a vehicle, something that has a motor in it, you should call a professional to fix it. That motor has many integrated parts that make it work. One wrong step could damage the entire motor. Hire a professional to repair and replace anything that has a motor (unless you’re trained to do so yourself).
Flooring is another part of the home that you should leave for the professionals. It’s not the easiest challenge to tackle, and if you don’t know what you’re doing, it could take you ages to finish. Make your life a bit easier and leave this job to the professionals.