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Four DIY Jobs You Should Leave For The Professionals

Four DIY Jobs You Should Leave For The Professionals

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Doing the odd bit of D.I.Y. can be great for keeping home improvements cheap. However, there are some jobs that are better left to the professionals. There are various reasons why this is the case. Either because they are too dangerous for a novice to undertake or you need specialist knowledge. If you do need to call in the experts, it’s still possible to keep everything within a sensible budget. Just call up different companies for quotes and go with the best one.

So which jobs should you leave well alone? Here are five of the most common ones.

Painting

The truth is, painting is way too easy to mess up. Sure, it’ll be cheaper to do it yourself. But you’ll be able to tell that a non-professional was responsible for the job. Plus, it could end up taking you twice as long as an expert painter to finish the job. Hire a painter to come and sort out your decorating for you. They will usually buy the paint for you, saving you the hassle of having to go to the local D.I.Y. store. As they have access to specialist building stores, they’ll be able to get it at a discount. For an idea of what a painter can do, take a look at the website for Steve Lively Artisan Painter.

Plumbing

Want to get very wet? Then don’t bother calling a plumber! Plumbing jobs are very complicated. Don’t think you can fix them yourself, you will probably only make things worse! Even if you are tempted to try and fix a blocked sink, it will be quicker to call a professional. Testing out your skills could create even more damage and lead to costly repairs. You could also accidently release sewage into your home – things could get smelly!

Knocking Down Walls

Do you know the difference between the various types of house walls? For most of us, the answer is probably not. If you start working on a supporting wall, you could be putting your whole property at risk. Removing a wall to open up your living space may seem like an easy job. But begin to remove the wrong type of wall and things could get dangerous very quickly. Call the builders out to do it for you. You’ll be surprised how swiftly they get it all done and cleaned up!

Electrics

If you don’t know what you are doing with electrics, then stay well away. Just because you learnt how to rewire a plug at school doesn’t mean you can fix bigger problems. When it comes to electrical equipment, you need formal qualifications to know what you are doing. Tamper with wires and you are putting yourself at risk of being electrocuted. If you don’t electrocute yourself, you could potentially start a house fire. Protect yourself and your family by calling in an electrician.  

Don’t ever take any risks when it comes to these jobs. Hire a professional and you can put your feet up!

Naomi Isted
Editor in Chief, Naomi Isted is known as The Ultimate Lifestylist to her readers and viewers. She is a TV Presenter and Columnist. Ranked in the Top 100 LFW Social Media Influencers AW14 & SS15, Brand Ambassador for Pears Soap UK. Her Celebrity beauty TV Series currently airs to 27million homes on Physique TV in UAE, previously on Wedding TV in the UK. She brings fashion and beauty advice to her readers and viewers on a daily basis. She is Fashion and Beauty Columnist for Herald Scotland and has a Fashion and Beauty Bridal Blog for HELLO. She can usually be found attending celebrity fashion and beauty events in and around London and sharing the latest fashion and beauty trends with her readers.

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