5 DIY Projects That are Better Left to Professionals

Want to tackle some DIY projects around the home to boost its value and make it more attractive to buyers? It’s a great idea for some things. However, some DIY projects are really better left to professionals, including these. Save yourself some trouble and time–call in a pro for the following DIY projects.

Plumbing replacement

So, you’ve unblocked a toilet or two in your lifetime and you think you understand enough about how plumbing works to try and replace part or all of your home’s old, dodgy plumbing. Think again. One major plumbing disaster could cost you more than just the price of a good plumber, it could cause damages to your floors, ceilings, and electrical devices in your home. Realistically, all plumbing jobs should be left to the professionals, but if you have to tackle that blocked toilet on your own, you’ll probably be safe.

Electrical work

Like plumbing, this is another area that requires serious skill and expertise. Unlike with a plumbing disaster, you could lose more than just your home if you wire something up incorrectly–you could lose your life. Faulty wiring can lead to house fires and if you don’t know 100% what you are doing, you could get a nasty shock (literally).

Gas powered appliance installation

Rounding out the list of ‘top dangerous DIY disasters waiting to happen’ is trying to install a gas appliance on your own. Gas-powered appliances may look easy to connect, but if you get it wrong even a little bit, you could have a gas leak that’s lethal. A buildup of gas in your home can form, then it just takes a single spark to cause a massive explosion. Let the pros handle this task so you can rest easy.

Roof repairs

Your roof is one of the most important parts of your home because it protects everything inside. While it’s true that it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to make roofing repairs, it does take serious nerve and great balance. If you don’t regularly climb up ladders and stroll along sloping roofs, carrying repair tools and knowing exactly where you should tread, you’re probably better off just calling in a roofing contractor. It may cost money, but it’s better than a trip to the hospital after a nasty fall from the top of your house.

Adding on to your home

Adding a room to your home requires knowledge of things like load bearing walls and electrical installation. You need an extensive knowledge of construction and electrical work, plus you might need to know plumbing as well if you’re adding a bathroom. Leave this to a qualified professional, then you can tackle the painting and decorating once it’s finished.

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