Some types of preventive maintenance, while extremely tempting for homeowners to attempt to "do-it-themselves", should be left to the trained professionals. A recent survey found that 7 out of 10 serious household accidents were a result of a homeowner attempting to perform a DIY project. So which jobs are the house are best left to the professional?
5 DIY Home Repairs Best Left to the Professionals
While painting a single room or an outside door is something you can probably easily accomplish on your own, the job of painting an entire house, inside or out, should be left to a professional. Countless homeowners are injured each year as a result of falling off of a ladder or getting paint or chemicals in their eyes.
2. Installing or Repairing Electrical Wiring
Without a doubt, electrical work is one of the most dangerous DIY jobs that an amateur can attempt to do own their own. It's not as simple as white goes to white and black goes to black. If done incorrectly, electrical wiring may result in fire, shock, burns, or even death.
3. Installing a Ceiling Fan
Sounds simple enough: hang it up, connect the wires, flip the switch. But because these fans revolve at high velocity, if the job is done wrong, if the fan is not given proper structural support, it can spin out of balance and fly off its junction box, causing serious injury or damage to people and property.
4. Shingling Your Home's Roof
There are many reasons why a homeowner should leave this job to a professional. Besides the risk of falling off the roof, improperly flashing roof valleys and chimneys can lead to water damage from leaks. This can lead to structural problems as well as mold.
5. Repairing Drywall Damaged By Water
Although there are numerous books and videos that suggest to homeowners that they can address water-damage spots to drywall themselves, this is another project best left to the professional. While the actual repair itself does not pose much of a personal threat to the individual making the repair, if something is missed, or improperly addressed, mold and mildew could result. And this may become a hidden danger to yourself or a member of your household who may be sensitive to mold.
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