Are You Devaluing Your Home By Doing Repairs And Upgrades Yourself?

April 20, 2022

If you are not sure if your home is being devalued because of your DIY, you have come to the right place. Doing jobs around the home yourself is a great way for you to save money, but if you do the wrong jobs, then you could be bringing down your home’s value. If you want to do something about this, then you need to stay away from the jobs listed below.

Plumbing

There is no doubt that any kind of plumbing should be left to the professionals. After all, if you have a plumbing job go wrong then this can have very severe consequences. You may find that you end up having boiler damage, flooding, burst pipes and more. This can be costly to take care of, and even if you are feeling confident, you should still consult a professional beforehand. They can then alert you to any issues that you might not be aware of. There are many plumbing services out there who would be happy to fix any issues you have, for a reasonable price, so do not overlook their services.

Fitting A Carpet

Putting a new carpet down might seem like a very normal job to do, but it actually requires a lot of precision and concentration. On top of this, if you have something go wrong then you may end up with a carpet that does not end up fitting the whole area. You may find that you have frayed edges and that the general appearance is unattractive too. With this in mind, you need to try and hire a professional to fit your carpet for you. If you can do this, then you will be able to get the best result out of your installation while also being able to get it done much faster.

Tiling

Tiling is generally an easier task when compared to fitting a carpet. A lot of DIY experts can tile a wall themselves, but you still do need to make sure that you focus on having a great deal of caution. You have to be alert and you also have to be patient. Tiling mistakes can be hard to fix, so hiring a tiler is one of the best things that you can do if you don’t have any prior experience.

Knocking Down Walls

Sure, you may be confident when it comes to using big tools such as a sledgehammer, and beating down a wall can be a great stress-reliever too. The main thing that you need to remember though is that some walls are load-bearing, and if this is the case then you may find that your entire ceiling collapses. The best way for you to work around this would be for you to try and contact a contractor, as they can then work with you to find out if any action is required before you knock down the wall while also telling you how to do it safely. Better yet, leave it to the professionals if you can. It will save you time and hassle.

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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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