Five home improvements you should leave to the pros

Five home improvements you should leave to the pros

The growing popularity of DIY television networks like HGTV have given homeowners confidence to tackle home improvement projects themselves. This is a great because there’s a special kind of satisfaction when you put your own hard work into making your house a home. Unfortunately, in some cases homeowners are overconfident and attempt projects that should really be left to professionals.


Here are five of them:





  1. All things HVAC. If it involves heating, air conditioning, or ventilation, hire a pro. A mistake here can result in serious injury or death. You don’t want to let harmful gasses into your home because you didn’t do something right.


  3. Tree trimming or tree removal. You know why this job should be left to the pros if you’ve ever watched America’s Funniest Videos. There’s always the potential to harm yourself. It’s equally likely that you’ll severely damage your home or other property.


  5. Electrical work. Not only is attempting electrical work yourself dangerous, it may be illegal. At best, you’ll do something wrong and need to pay even more to get it fixed. At worst you can seriously injure yourself or kill yourself.


  7. Plumbing work. Like electrical work, plumbing work requires a license, and for good reason. A single mistake can easily cost you thousands of dollars in water damage and repairs. It’s also important that your house is up to code.


  9. Roofing. Not only do you run the risk of falling off your roof, roofing work requires the right tools and proper training. If you don’t do it right water is going to be able to get inside your home and your heating and cooling costs are going to be sky high.


    There are so many home improvement projects you can do yourself that you shouldn’t feel the need to tackle these. Better to spend some money to get it done right. In the end, you’ll find it actually saves you money.

    Source: RIS Media

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