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Home Maintenance and Repair: Projects Shouldn’t Do Yourself

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When you’re a homeowner, you’d want to make sure that your home is in tip-top shape. But no matter how often we try to clean and maintain our homes, there will come a time when repairs are inevitable. There are projects that you can tackle yourself, but there those that need the expertise of a professional. The following are examples of home maintenance and repairs that we should never attempt to DIY.

HVAC Installation and Repair

When you have problems with your heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning unit, make sure to call your local HVAC technician. They can check your system and see what’s causing the problem. They can tell whether you need to replace your air filter or your unit’s pressure independent control valve (PICV). If you instead want to buy a new system, make sure to call your technician for your proper installation.

Roof repair

One apparent reason you should not fix your roof yourself is due to the risk of falling and getting injured. Calling in a roofer won’t only fix your roof problems. They can also check the state of your roof and see if there are other issues that you need to know about.

Asbestos Removal

If you’re not an expert yourself, make sure to never remove asbestos in your home without the help of a professional. If you have popcorn ceilings and you wish to have it remove, obtain a sample and take it for a lab testing. If it turns out positive, then hiring a professional is the safest way to go.

Painting the exterior of your home

Painting is easy, and you have the time, why not do it yourself, right? But painting your home’s exterior is different from painting your kitchen cabinets or bedroom wall. There are safety requirements that you need to consider. Also, you might not have the tools, ladders, and equipment required to get the exterior paint job done.

Fixing a burst water line

One of the best times you should call a plumber is when you have major flooding in your home caused by a burst water line. Only plumbers can help you in such situation. If you can locate the shut-off valve, make sure to do it first so that you can stop water from flooding your home.

Fixing blown electrical fuses

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In a nutshell, you will need a certified electrician to fix everything that has an electrical syndrome. For example, your electrical fuses often blow, which means that you need to replace them asap. To avoid electric shock and further damage from incurring, call in a professional.

Tiling or Refinishing Hardwood Floors

Many homeowners choose hardwood flooring since it is easy to clean, is low-maintenance, has a unique and beautiful look, and is sustainable. But wear and tear is inevitable. When it’s time to refinish or tile your hardwood floor, it’s a must that you never DIY. Doing such chore is no easy task, and you wouldn’t want to ruin your flooring due to a DIY job gone wrong.

It’s okay to be creative when it comes to improving your home. But remember that not all home maintenance and repair projects are safe for you to handle. It’s best to call in professionals if you need to tackle the projects mentioned above.

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