05 Oct 2017
Home Repairs You Shouldn’t Do Yourself

Leave these home repairs to the professionals.

Even the best DIY-er has their limits and there are certain home repairs that you just shouldn’t undertake by yourself.  Don’t get in over your head and leave these home repairs to the experts.

1) Electrical Repairs

Everyone knows that electricity is incredibly dangerous.  If handled carelessly or incorrectly, electrical wiring could start a house fire or deliver a fatal electric shock.  Additionally, many electrical repairs require you to have a permit before you can start working.  So, from a personal and home safety standpoint, and from a legal standpoint, it’s better to just call an electrician if you need electrical repairs.

2) Plumbing Repairs

While you can probably handle minor plumbing issues like unclogging a toilet or installing a showerhead, more intensive plumbing repairs should be left for the professionals.  Many homes use copper piping, and plumbing repairs often require welding experience.  Additionally, because even minor water leaks can lead to serious damage, it’s better to leave plumbing issues to the experts.

3) Structural Repairs

Finally, any repairs or renovations that require making structural changes to your home should be left to a licensed contractor.  For instance, if you’re opening up walls or knocking them down altogether, you could be compromising the stability of your home’s infrastructure.  Knowing which walls are safe to remove requires years of professional experience, so if you want to make structural changes to your home, let a licensed contractor handle this project.

Save yourself some time and money, and make sure your home avoids any serious damage by leaving these home repairs to the professionals.  Remember, another way to keep your home safe is to have the right homeowners coverage.  To find the best policy to fit your needs, contact the experts at Weaver & Associates in Arcadia, California.  Our dedicated team is ready to assist you with all your insurance needs.