Utah has one of the lowest numbers of DIY injuries, but it does not change the fact that accidental deaths are high in the country. Damage specialist AAA Restoration suggests that before you handle those water damages or roof leaks in your Utah home, think about these questions first.
Are you familiar with this job?
Do not underestimate piping and wiring. Serious hazards can occur if these are not done correctly such as chemical exposure and electroshock. These types of projects also need specific certification and permits to do.
Do you have the tools to handle the problem?
Not having the right equipment can lead to more problems in the long run. You might end up breaking your pipes or cracking a hole in your wall. Even if you have the right tools, the first question still stands before you can do anything.
Do you know any contractors in your area?
Researching on professionals around your area is important. Local plumbers, electricians, roofing specialists, and other types of contractors should be contacted when the need arises. So find out the right professionals and let them handle your home repairs and projects.
Never forget to prioritize your well-being and safety. There are certain tasks that you can do on your own. However, there are specific jobs that need a level of specialization. Below is a short list of home projects you should avoid doing yourself:
- Roof replacement and repairs
- Window installation and replacement
- Electrical wiring
- Flood cleanups and water damages
- Tree care and removal (especially large trees)
There is nothing wrong with DIY. Homeowners should be encouraged to know how to take care of their own house and keep it in tip-top shape. However, when you are unsure about a certain job or have no clue how to fix a specific problem in your home, do not hesitate to call a professional to get the job done for you.