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by Leona Zoey on Oct 6, 2016

When you own a home, you know that upkeep is necessary to ensure your home is safe and to build equity. Thanks to big box home improvement stores like Home Depot and Menards, tackling many home projects on your own is easy. However, while you can do most improvements on your own, there are a few select projects that you should allow the professionals to handle. Take a look at some of those projects below.

1. Electrical

Working with electrical can be very dangerous if you’re not familiar with what you’re doing. This is why it’s a good idea to let a professional electrician handle any electrical-related job throughout your home. If you’re not careful, you could put yourself at serious risk of being electrocuted. In addition, if you’re not familiar with electrical, you could do something wrong, and this could result in you blowing a fuse or even starting a fire. Instead of taking this risk, let a professional electrician handle the job.

2. Plumbing

Messing around with water pipes throughout your home is just as dangerous as working with electricity. If you don’t know what you’re doing, you could end up flooding your home, and this could cause even more damage that is expensive to fix. If you are not familiar with plumbing, it’s a good idea to just let a professional handle the job instead. This way, you don’t need to worry about leaks, mold, mildew or any other problem that could arise.

3. Mold Remediation

If you find mold in your home, you need to be sure you hire a professional to take care of it. Mold can be very bad for your health, so you need to be sure you have the proper gear to remove it. In addition, it needs to be handled in a certain way to avoid it from spreading. If you don’t know what you’re doing, you run the risk of moving these mold spores throughout your home, causing even more damage. Whether you need mold remediation after water damage or just notice  a few areas that need to be addressed, let a professional handle it.

4. Structural Changes

Sometimes you want to add an addition to your home or expand the size of a room. When this happens, you’ll likely need to make changes to the structure of your home. This is a very serious task, and if you’re not careful, you could actually put your home at risk of falling down. Obviously, this is not only very expensive to fix, but it also puts you and your family at risk of serious injury or even death. If you plan on doing any remodeling that includes structural changes, be sure to hire a professional to tackle the job.

5. Gas

Chances are you have gas pipes running into your home to help you light your stove or warm up your home. If you ever have any issues with your furnace or stove that are related to gas, it’s a good idea to hire a professional to tackle the job. If you have a gas leak in your home, you put you and your family at risk of serious health conditions or even death. Not only should you have a professional tackle these jobs, but you should also be sure that you have a carbon monoxide detector in your home too. Taking more precautions will help you stay protected.

Your home is your sanctuary, and you want to make sure it’s always functioning properly and looking its best. Although you can typically save money by tackling some jobs on your own, it’s also a good idea to let professionals handle certain jobs. This way, you can ensure the job was done right, and you can have peace of mind that you and your family are safe from harm. Plus, paying to have a professional do it will cost much less than if you experience a problem by doing it yourself.

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