The further you get into DIY, the more you think you can take on. That’s a fine attitude if you are talking about making strangely designed furniture or plastering walls for a new room or extension. However, unless you have the professional qualifications, there are some jobs you should never touch. Today, we’re going to take a look at some of the most common occasions when you should seek out professional help instead.
Hopefully, you are already well aware of the dangers of electricity. And, if you’re not, it’s a complete surprise to us that you are still alive and reading this. Despite the obvious dangers, many people think they can wing it when comes to their electricity supply. There’s plenty of evidence around to prove it, too. Check the next house you move into well enough and there’s every chance that there will be dodgy wiring somewhere or another. OK, so you can change a plug. That’s great. But it in no way makes you an expert on dealing with anything from the mains. Steer clear of the bathroom, too – that unhealthy mix of water and electrics takes specialist work.
The gas supply
There are so many things that can go wrong with your gas supply, and you should always seek out a professional to fix them. In some ways, it is even more dangerous than electricity. Carbon monoxide poisoning is a very real thing, and it’s known as the silent killer. You can’t see it, hear it, or smell it. The only way to ensure your own safety is by having Carbon Monoxide alarms installed. Even then though, it might take awhile for the gas leak you have caused to produce enough to set it off. By which stage, you could have suffered health issues. So, the simple answer is, don’t mess with your gas.
It is unadvisable to do any work on your roof, simply because so many people have tragic accidents up there. You need specialist equipment, and a specialist hand to fix any repair work that needs doing. Because you never look at it, there could be many different problems occurring, and you won’t know until you take a look. And, as you will know, it only takes one loose tile, and you could plummet thirty feet or so to the ground. That’s going to hurt. So seek out a roofing company if you ever suspect you’re having issues. They have the training and know what to look for – and you, most likely, don’t.
OK, so there are certain elements of plumbing that you can take on yourself. The odd washer here, or the odd pipe tightening there, for example. But if anything major goes wrong, don’t mess around with your plumbing system. All you need to do is turn off your water, and call in a pro. They will find the problem, fix it, and give you a well-deserved bill. And, most importantly, they won’t flood your home.
Be careful out there DIY fans! And don’t bite off more than you can chew…