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Today, we'll talk about 4 DIY Jobs You Must Avoid Doing Around The House
Perhaps, as a homeowner, you feel overconfident with your skills and talents to do all the repairs in your house.
The problem is when you decide to sell your house...a home inspector will spot an amateur job faster than fixing a nail hole in the wall with toothpaste!
These are the most commons 4 types of repairs where homeowners get into the most trouble...
1. Roof Repair - The Perils of Repairing Your Own Roof
It is always wise to keep in mind that it is a time-consuming and labor-intensive job to replace the roof. It is important to know that you are able to carry out the work on your own only, if you had proper training. If you are not confident that you can do the job, it is better to leave the job to a professional. Roofs should last for 20 - 25 years or more, so if your roof is going to need replacing, and you think you can handle the job...think again, it is important that roof work is done correctly...or you may end up in an emergency room...after your fall.
2. Tree Trimming - "Hold my Beer..."
Big trees can be great, but can also be a pain, specially when you are trying to sell your house, and it is determined that they must be removed. The last thing you want is to get rid of a tree before selling your home and crashing it into your living room.
It is a lot easier to remove a large tree when hiring a professional, they know the exact method they need to use to cut the tree safely. For instance, everyone knows that it is far easier to remove a tree when you make it fall in the right direction... well, sometime trees do not obey the master of the chainsaw operator... a slight miscalculation, and it could cost you thousands of dollars.
Even if you do manage to cut it correctly, and it falls just where you want, you now have a stump to remove. This is very different to removing a small, normal-sized tree. This is a lot of work and requires the use of heavy equipment, chains and drills, etc... Yes, you can use your wife's SUV to drag it and pull it out but, I’ve seen chains snapping and whipped across the back of the vehicle causing several thousands of dollars in damage. Just call a tree expert and leave it to the professionals.
3. Improvement - "Let's Open Up This Room & Remove This Wall"
Most people don't know about load bearing walls, and they may think they know the best way to handle them....only to find that their ceiling collapsed a few days later. This is dangerous and could be costly, any repairs that will affect the structure of the house should be performed by professionals. If you don't handle these repairs correctly, your whole house is at risk. You also have walls that contain pipes, electrical wiring and ductwork for HVAC, and more. It is recommended to hire professionals who can handle these repairs as well.
4. Deciding to Fix Major Plumbing or Electrical Repairs or Installations.
You can do a lot of the simple things yourself, like changing light bulbs, fixing a leaky faucet, or installing a new ceiling fan. However, when it comes to plumbing or wiring, you should call a professional. This is because there is a high risk that you could cause a fire, flood, or injury yourself. It is not worth the risk.
Hoping that these tips are able to help you to prepare your house to sell...speaking of which, why not call on me, a true professional to help you sell your house,
stress-free, for the most money at a timing acceptable to you!
Always consult with your real estate agent about your home inspection results and the options you have inside the sales contract that you've signed.
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