Every man likes to brag about his handy work. And what woman does not like a self-made man, who can do everything around the house himself? Well, not to lose on machismo, but you should not really be doing everything yourself. Mostly because you can hurt really bad. If not that, you can make a big mistake which will be hard and costly to repair.
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Here are some tips on avoiding the worst type of DIY out there:
This one is pretty tricky. Even if you are still young and full of life, you can still get hurt from falling. Fixing a roof is not all that easy. You need good balance, and sometimes it takes a lot of time so even if you are confident you can slip and fall.
Better leave it to a professional if you have problems with your roof, especially if you live in an apartment building. Do not even try to get up there and be macho if you live on the last floor of a 10 story building.
Asbestos and Lead Removal
In case you have found asbestos in your house, call the professionals immediately. Do not attempt to remove it yourself. It is not just harmful to you in case you inhale, but also there are laws on proper asbestos care. The same thing goes for removing lead.
Let’s say you are waiting for another baby, or your three children are growing up much faster than you realized, and your house is getting smaller and smaller. You want to take this opportunity to tear down that wall between the kitchen and the living room to get more space for family meals.
Every man dreams of taking a big hammer and just going full ham on the walls. But it is not anything like in the movies. You can get hurt. And it is not always done with a hammer. Just call a professional and let them handle it. It saves you the hustle and it should not be too expensive.
Most people know how to change a light bulb. However, re-wiring the house is a much bigger bite than that. Nobody should mess with the wires and electricity if they do not know what they are doing. You will not only get a hair lift from that. Trust me, it can be much worse. Better get Electrolux spare parts from a specialized store and let a handyman do the work for you. You will save yourself the trouble and keep all your fingers intact.
Like asbestos, this is another deadly one on the list. Do not attempt to do this at home. Seriously, this is probably the most dangerous thing to do on your own. Natural gas can be deadly and cause you to choke. If you have a faulty gas line or gas appliance, just call a pro. They are trained to fix it for you. You do not want to blow up the building, do you?
Same as with electricity, plumbing also has high stakes. Even if you make a tiny mistake, you can easily flood the entire house. Installing a toilet, unclogging or fixing drains is not be any means easy work. No wonder there are so many plumbers who are willing to do this for a certain fee. It is also not pretty work, it is rather very messy.
HVAC Installation and Repair
HVAC, or heating ventilation and air conditioning is a sophisticated indoor comfort technology. It is probably the most complicated and expensive piece of tech you have in your house or apartment. Installing it can be a nightmare and the same goes for repairs. If you do it yourself, it is less likely you will receive a warranty, since they are given out only to professionals.
We have come to the end of the article. Hopefully, you enjoyed the read and this will help you decide whether or not you do some of your home projects or simple repairs. Even a simple thing like switching a wire in the wall or roof repair can prove to be lethal. Your life is much more worth than some bucks you will spend on proper equipment and installation which is to be carried only be trained experts.
Author Bio: Patrick Adams is a freelance writer and rock-blues fan. When he is not writing about home improvement, he loves to play chess, watch basketball, and play his guitar. More than anything, he loves to spend his time in his garage, repairing appliances and creating stuff from wood.
October 18, 2018