Nowadays, it seems like everyone is an expert home remodeler. DIY shows and sites like Pinterest make it seem a lot easier to do DIY projects yourself than in the past. And for the most part, we totally support this! Tackling home projects yourself can save you a lot of money, and bring a huge sense of pride and accomplishment. However, there are a few home projects that you should leave to the experts, due to how dangerous or likely to go wrong they are. Here are our top 3 DDIY (Don’t Do It Yourself) projects:
Big Electrical Work.
While just about anyone can change a lightbulb or switch out the outlet cover, we want to caution you from doing more than that when it comes to electrical work. This is because electricity is extremely dangerous and needs to be done just right. While working on electrical wires, you have a high risk of electrocuting yourself or causing a power shortage in your home. Even if you make it through the project just fine, you should know that electrical work that isn’t done exactly right leaves you with a large risk of home fire. Change all of the light bulbs you want, but leave rewiring to the electricians!
We don’t mean vacuuming (please do that yourself every week!). This seems like something you should be able to do yourself, right? Pinterest is full of carpet cleaning recipes, or you can just rent a machine at any grocery store. However, consider this: your carpets are one of the biggest investments in your home. You want them to last for years and years, so you should them treat them with the utmost care. Homemade cleaning solutions often leave behind a sticky residue, which will cause your carpets to attract dirt, and become harder to clean. Scrubbing too hard or using the wrong machine can damage your delicate carpet fibers. You want to make sure that you do it right the first time by using carpet cleaning professionals you can trust.
Large Plumbing Projects.
An average handyman can easily fix a leaky faucet. However, large plumbing projects need to be left to the professionals. Just think about how much water runs through your home every day. If you accidentally break a pipe or connect it incorrectly, all of that water will end up on your floor, causing a huge mess and potentially a huge amount of damage. Plus, you’ll be left without running water. Leave these projects to plumbers unless you also want to clean up a huge flood as well.