Wednesday, March 30, 2016

When Do You Call in the Professionals to Help You With DIY?

When you own a home, there are a lot of great things about it. It is great to be able to put your money into something; a real investment. There are some negative things to it, though. It means that you are in charge of the repairs when things need to get fixed. There are some jobs that are quite easy. A lot of them we can just do ourselves, even if you have quite a basic DIY knowledge. There are other things that will be hard for us to do ourselves. We don’t want to cause more damage and make things worse. It will cost more money to repair and take up so much more time. So when do we know when to call in experts to help us?

As a general rule, we can do the following things ourselves:

Painting and Decorating
Bleeding Radiators
Clearing Toilets and Drains
Fixtures and Fittings around the house
Making your house more secure
Insulating your loft
Repair holes in the wall
Fitting your own flooring

These are all tasks that are on the more simple rating, according to They don’t need any specialised equipment and they aren’t complicated. These tasks are all things that shouldn’t happen too often either. How often do we need to paint our walls? Hopefully, it is only once every few years. It helps your home to look good but isn’t anything major if it doesn’t happen for a while. I think that is the guidance that we should follow when deciding if we should fix it ourselves or not. If it can be left for a little while longer, then it is most likely something that you can fix yourself. Can you go a little longer before putting that shelving up in your bedroom? Can you go a little longer without sanding down the bannister? 

Then there are the things that we can’t leave for long. If you have a leak from the kitchen sink, can you leave it for a couple of days? Unless you want a flooded kitchen, then it is a good idea to call in a professional. You will want to call in a reliable plumber, like the guys at

Think of the other things that could happen around the house, that you can’t just leave. Pests are a big problem. Unless you have the specialised chemicals and equipment, you will need to call in a professional pest control company. You don’t want to put that off, particularly with children in the home. You don’t want to put off having your dishwasher repaired if it is leaking and not draining right. Call a dishwasher repair man. If you have issues with your roof and leaks when it rains, make sure you call a professional roofer. Not only will it solve the problem quickly, but it will be much safer for them to do it too. A job like that needs special equipment and ladders that the majority of us just don’t have. 

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