Home Repairs: When To Call The Pros

August 26, 2021

Every homeowner dreads finding themselves in a situation where they need urgent assistance. While it is possible to carry out DIY repairs in some cases, there are several scenarios that require expert intervention. In this guide, we’ll help you decide when it’s time to call in the pros. 

Roofing Issues

If you have noticed a few tiles are missing from your roof, you have damp patches on the ceilings upstairs, or you thought you heard noises during a storm that could spell trouble, it may be tempting to scale a ladder and take a look. The trouble with problems that affect the roof is that they pose serious risks to your health and safety. Climbing ladders, trying to carry out repairs and identify problems can all be dangerous, particularly if the weather conditions are poor. If you suspect that there may be cause for concern, contact local roofing firms. Check reviews, ask for recommendations and get a series of quotes before you decide which company to hire. 

Plumbing Problems

It is possible to fix simple, straightforward plumbing problems without calling an experienced plumber, but if you have more complex issues, or you find yourself needing emergency help, it’s wise to leave the job to the professionals. If you have a leak that is causing damage, or you don’t even know where to begin with DIY repairs, there is a risk of doing more harm than good. Professionals will be able to identify the cause of the problem and address the situation rapidly to save time, money and stress. 

AC And Heating Repairs

We all want our homes to be just right in terms of the temperature, and often, this means using AC units in the summer and heating systems in the winter. Keeping up to date with services and safety checks can lower the risk of problems and faults, but it is relatively common to see warning lights or experience issues that affect performance. If your air conditioning stops working suddenly, look for a company that offers 24 hour AC repair rather than trying to solve the problem yourself. It’s also wise to leave heating issues to experts unless you can resolve the issue by using the manual or finding tips from the manufacturer online. 

Electrics

If you have any problems with the electrics in your home, resist the temptation to start fiddling around with power points or wires. Electrical injuries can be severe and even life-threatening, and in many cases, you’ll need to have work certified to meet safety standards. If you try to find a solution yourself, you could put your health at risk and you may still need to call experienced electricians to do the work so that your home is compliant. 

Most of us dread the moment we hear unusual noises, or an appliance or system goes on the blink. Sadly, home repairs are part and parcel of being a property owner. It is possible to fix some minor issues yourself, but there are scenarios where you will need to call the experts. 

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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