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  • Writer's pictureJenny

More DIY Projects You Should Leave To The Experts

DIY skills are often like a double-edged sword. On the one hand, there can be time- and money-saving. You could save yourself a lot of hassle by learning how to sew, for instance. Did you know that Americans spend thousands every year repairing, tailoring, and adjusting for their favorite clothes? When all you need is a sewing machine and enough know-how, it's almost sad to think that so many households are losing basic skills.

Yet, not all DIY is a good idea. For instance, home insurers warn against the long-lasting costs of doing everything yourself when it comes to your home. Some repairs should be left to professionals for the sake of your property investment, such as structural work and plumbing. Insurers are unlikely to pay for damages caused to the home as a result of DIY activities. Electrical and gas works also require the services of certified experts who are trained to handle the risks. You could injure yourself or put your family at risk in the process.

But your home is not the only place that requires professional know-how. Your yard could also become a hazard zone if you are not careful. Here are 3 things in your yard that experts should be doing for you.

Car repairs

Car maintenance can help protect your vehicle and save money. Every car owner should learn basic car maintenance, such as replacing wiper blades or cleaning the interior carpet. Yet, as car engines and structures are becoming more and more complex, mechanical and electrical problems should be entrusted to professionals. It can be tempting to DIY a solution when a mechanic tells you they can't solve your car issues. However, when professionals know a fault can't be fixed, a DIY repair is a false economy that endangers your family. Instead, take a look at safe options, such as used vehicles on Edmunds, which can keep you mobile without the risks of sudden mechanical failure.

Tree cutting

Why should you call professional tree removal services when you've got a saw at home? Professional tree cutting can prevent many issues. Indeed, a tree expert is trained to handle hazardous trees, ensuring nothing will fall on your roof. Additionally, cutting a tree or a branch can be highly dangerous. Every year falls, and injuries occur through amateur tree removal. Finally, you might have a saw, but it's unlikely to be sufficient to handle tree management. You need professional tools, which are expensive to hire.

Pest control

At the end of winter, homeowners often discover nests hidden underneath the porch area or inside the garage. Bee and wasp nests are undesirable housemates! Additionally, the risks of getting stung are not negligible. You can reach out to professional pest control services to get rid of your buzzing neighbors. A natural beehive is likely to be moved to a safe spot away from your home by professional beekeepers. On the other hand, pest control destroys wasp nests safely. DIY removals can often turn ugly, putting your family at risk of stings or chemical products.

No homeowner should attempt to DIY solutions that could threaten the safety of their loved ones. Stick to the easy stuff that you already know how to do! Your role is to understand when it's safe to manage the assets in your yard and when to turn to experts for help. Hopefully this post helped you decide on some of those what-if's around the home & yard.


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