Saving money is great. So is working with your hands and the sense of accomplishment that you get from completing a project. There are, however, quite a several things around the home that you shouldn’t attempt to do.
Bad DIY Home Improvement Ideas
It should go without saying attempting to do any sort of work involving the gas line into your home is a bad idea. So, things like switching kitchen range tops, installing a gas-fired water heater, or installing a new furnace or boiler are all bad ideas. There are several laws stating exactly that, with some harsh punishments if you do. Hire a pro.
Garage Door Repairs
Next up is your garage door. Specifically, the spring on it. That spring is under a lot of tension and if you’re not careful it’s not difficult to get a slap of metal across the face. Or eyeball. Sounds unpleasant, doesn’t it? You should hire a trusted professional to fix a busted garage door spring.
Open floor plans are great. There’s nothing like making a home feel expansive like uninterrupted views from your favorite chair. Before you put on the safety glasses and start swinging that sled around, you should know that knocking out an interior wall is another job that you should call a pro for. Even if you know which walls load-bearing and which ones are aren’t – many municipalities have orders against doing that.
The maintenance you do to your HVAC system should be limited to replacing the filter. That’s it. Not only are there some 240-volt lines that can throw you off the roof, but it is full of refrigerant that not only needs to be disposed of properly, but it can cause some nasty frostbite. The whole system is complex enough that technicians need to go to school or apprentice under someone before they can even begin working on them. You need to call a professional service for this one.
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