With the rise of Pinterest and other sites like it, DIY projects are booming. And that’s great. DIY projects are a great way to save money and to create completely customized projects. They can also be a fun way to spend time and learn new skills. However there are a few projects that you should not DIY. Here’s what we recommend leaving to the professionals.
We totally believe that you can repair a leaky faucet or replace a toilet chain by yourself. However, more intense plumbing jobs should only be done by a licensed plumber. Your pipes are things that you don’t really want to mess with on your own. If you mess up, not only will you not have warm showers or a flushing toilet until you get it figured out, you will also cause flooding and all of the problems that come with water damage. In the end, it;s cheaper and easier to leave it to the professionals.
Electrical tasks are similar to plumbing. You can replace your light bulbs, but leave the rest to the professionals. Electricity is dangerous and you don’t want to hurt yourself or cause a fire in your home. Professionals also know all of the code, insuring that your electrical work is done in a legal and safe way.
Most cleaning can be done by a homeowner, no problem. However, carpet cleaning is a task best left to the pros. This is because DIY carpet cleaning usually involves a lot of water, where you scrub it by hand or rent a steam cleaner. This water takes a long time to dry and can cause mold problems for you later on. Professional carpet cleaners like Chem-Dry Windy City that don’t use steam cleaning can get your carpets cleaner using less water, meaning less mold risk.
Go ahead and break out that tool belt, put on those safety goggles and jump into the DIY world. Just remember, if the project could hurt the value of your home, cause damage or require a pro to clean up the mess…think twice and don’t try it at home!