3 HOME IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS THAT YOU SHOULD NOT DIY

3 HOME IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS THAT YOU SHOULD NOT DIY

It’s only natural to get excited with a thrifty shopping list after watching home improvement DIY tutorials, but we would advise you against it. What you saw on television or a video platform was just 30-45 minutes of building something from scratch into perfection. What they don’t show is how much time and energy is invested into deciding how and what needs to be done, the right tools, techniques, keeping safety into consideration, etc. That’s not it, attempting to fix structural issues at home can do more harm than good. 

You are wondering how the DIY could go wrong? 

  • You won’t know the right plan of action and might proceed from between, leaving essential bits and pieces that would be necessary for ensuring the success of the project. 
  • You won’t know or follow the right safety guidelines, which might lead to accidents. You might end up hurting yourself or someone else. Did you know 70 people lose their lives every year because of DIY accidents? Yes, and over 2000 accidents happen due to mishandling of knives and other tools such as scalpels. Just search “DIY related accident stats,” and you will be stunned by the figures across the world. 
  • Every home improvement project requires a different set of tools and types of equipment, which unless you are a professional, won’t have access to or the license to possess. Without adequate equipment, your project might turn into a disaster. 
  • Unless you are in the business of home improvement, you will never be able to gauge upon the cost that the project will amount to. Furthermore, if the renovation went wrong, you will end up spending more than what was expected and what should have been a reasonable cost. 

Those understanding it would approach their nearest professional home improvement service, thereby saving themselves from the hassle and probable dissatisfaction of not getting the outcome as desired, We have listed down few home improvement projects that we would never advise you to do it yourself. 

bathroom-remodeling

Showerhead not working? Plumbing issues? Clogging? Your adventurous DIY can further aggravate the problem. If you mistakenly hit the wrong pipe, it could lead to a severe plumbing issue which might flood your entire home. Your limited knowledge and inadequate equipment won’t fix the problem. Bathroom remodeling requires knowledge and experience, which only a professional will have. 

Showerhead not working? Plumbing issues? Clogging? Your adventurous DIY can further aggravate the problem. If you mistakenly hit the wrong pipe, it could lead to a severe plumbing issue which might flood your entire home. Your limited knowledge and inadequate equipment won’t fix the problem. Bathroom remodeling requires knowledge and experience, which only a professional will have. 

water-heater-repair

Rusty water? Running out of hot water too quickly? Do you think it could be sedimentation? Exactly, you think, you don’t know, and if you tried dismantling the system to fix it, you would lose the unit for good. Even if you believe you have set it, there will always be the risk of electrical hazards. Do you want to risk it? Assuming your answer to be a firm “No,” we would suggest you reach out to professional repair service. 

dry-wall-repair

Planning to install new drywall? Or repairing the cracks? Mounting or repairing drywall is not an easy feat. Without adequate measurements and the right technique, you might install the frames inadequately, or might hang the drywall sheet along the tapered edge of the outside corner. Your negligence might lead to the wall collapsing soon. Let a professional efficiently fix it, for good. 

Some jobs are better left to professionals, and home improvement is definitely one of them. Why waste your time, energy, and money when you can hire a professional technician like those at The Handy Guy? Our dedicated team of home improvement contractors will fix any and every issue of your house in the shortest turnaround time, at a reasonable rate. From art and mirror hanging and installation to bathroom remodeling to front door replacement to house cleaning, our trained and experienced technicians will guarantee quality service. 

Reach out to The Handy Guy’s technicians today!

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