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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Household Issues To Leave To The Experts: When Not To DIY

In a busy, family home; there will always be issues that crop up that need sorting out and fixing as soon as possible (kids wait for no mom). It’s often tempting to try and resolve a problem yourself or ask a family member to fix it, to save time and money. However, there are some areas of the house that should be left to qualified professionals, so that nobody is putting themselves at risk and no further damage is caused. Unless you’re trained in a specific area of household repair (aside from the huge list of mom duties); know when to call in an expert and avoid DIY.

Electrical

You’re bound to have already instilled a fear of electrics into your kids; so it’s time to listen to your own advice and steer clear of faulty wires and anything that might give you a shock. For some tips on educating your little ones on electrical safety, take a look here and let them know the dangers. If a fuse has gone in your home; they can be pretty simple to replace, and it might just be a matter of flicking a switch back on (have a torch and batteries at the ready). However, if the problem is more serious, and the house needs rewiring; you’ll need to call an electrician, or team of them, to come in and rewire. 

Leaving electrical issues untreated is another way to bring danger into your home. You may have to spend some money and effort in the right electrics company, but the safety of your family will come first, so it’ll be worth it in the long run. Once your home has fresh, functional electrics; you’re unlikely to have to address the issue again for many years ahead (phew). Spend some money now, to save in the long run.

Plumbing

Firstly; ask yourself if you know how to switch the water off in your home, and if you don’t, then learn how to quickly. If you’ve called a professional in for a busted hot water heater repair job in your home; you don’t want to spend the time it takes them to arrive, worrying about the water spilling out into your house. Similarly with burst pipes and taps; if you can turn the water off as soon as possible yourself, you’ll save your home from severe water damage and the money it will cost to rectify it.

Again, plumbers and qualified repair people are the only way to ensure that your home is watertight and functioning properly. So, learn your basics and call in for help whenever you need it; it’ll be worth the investment for your house and your peace of mind.

Building

When it comes to the structure of your home, whether it’s the walls, roof, or flooring; it’s not worth the dangerous risks of doing the building work yourself when you’re unsure of what you’re doing. Therefore, call your partner off the roof and back down the ladder, and ring a qualified team to come and assess the situation, before giving you a quote and completing the renovation job properly.

Don’t put you and your family at risk from unsafe building work; it’s just not worth it. Know when to spend your money on a professional job, and ensure that your partner and kids live in a comfortable, safe environment for the years to come.