The DIY-Don’t List

The DIY-Don’t List

You can save a lot of money and time by doing things yourself, but there are some things that you should never ever do yourself. Hiring a contractor can be a pain, and it can be expensive, but no matter how handy you are, you can’t do it all. This is just a short list of the top three things you should make sure to get a professional to do for you. 


Major remodeling isn’t something you should attempt on your own. Building codes exist for a reason, and the rules may be more complicated than you realize. Any major demolition, construction or additions you want to make is likely to involve heavy equipment that may not be readily available to you. Whether it’s a new roof in Oregon or home design Jacksonville FL, you should probably not do it yourself. 


Part of the reason you want professional help with major remodeling is that major remodeling almost always involves electrical work. Electricity is difficult and potentially dangerous to work with. If you don’t know exactly what you’re doing, you might end up electrocuting yourself now or burning down your house later. 


Another thing you don’t want to mess with too much is water. Fixing a leaky faucet is one thing. Installing new plumbing is something else. You’d better be really confident in your skills before you start re-plumbing your house, or you’ll end up with something a lot worse than one leaky faucet. 

As a final word of warning: always double-check that your contractor is reliable and trustworthy. Not all contractors are created equal, and you don’t want second rate work done on your home. After all, you’re the one who’s going to have to live with it, so it’s best to get it done professionally and get it done right the first time. 

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