Many of us DIY-ers love the feeling of taking the reins in a home project. If you are one of these women, you know how great it feels to admire your work and wipe your hands clean after a job well done. However, although we want to do everything ourselves, there are aspects of our home that we shouldn’t venture into repairing. Call a professional instead. Here are home repairs you should never do yourself.
Removing Popcorn Ceiling
Removing popcorn ceilings has become quite a popular home renovation in recent years; however, this is a repair you should never do yourself. Some spray-on popcorn ceilings contain asbestos that, in removal, can contaminate the air with its fibers. You can send a sample of your ceiling to an Environmental Services laboratory to test it for asbestos.
What’s more, you can’t just hack away at it—there’s a specific method for removing your popcorn ceilings. It’s best to rely on professionals for this one.
When we think of plumbing and water repairs, we might assume it’s as simple as righty-tighty, lefty-loosey. However, there’s much more that we may not know about. Every house has its own plumbing system, and this will affect the tools you use.
What’s more, you also have to coordinate with the requirements of your municipality. If you do something wrong, you could spring a leak, resulting in thousands of dollars of repair.
Repairing Window Glass
Repairing your windows seems like the perfect balance of challenge and ease, so you’d think you can do it yourself. The truth is that every window glass is unique and requires a knowledgeable eye to repair. One must consider the frame size, glass location, damage level, panes, and dimensions.
As you can surmise, there are quite a few considerations that will affect how long it will take to replace your window glass. You can try and DIY this project, but a professional knows what to do to have window glass repaired as soon as possible.
It’s not that applying wallpaper is unnecessarily hard; it’s that even a slight mistake is noticeable—that’s why you should never repair your peeling wallpaper on your own. Trying to line up your wallpaper patterns correctly can be challenging. Failure to do so will have you ordering more, which doesn’t come cheap. Call the professionals if you want to ensure you get a smooth finish the first time.
Repairing anything electric in your home is never anything you want to mess with. Electricians must have years of experience through schooling or apprenticeships to work as licensed electricians. Considering this shows how serious and dangerous it can be to work with electricity. You don’t want to mess with it on your own.
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Erika Marie is a fashion and beauty writer as well as a hardcore vintage clothing enthusiast. In her free time, she can be found thrifting for hidden gems to add to her collection.