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Five Jobs You Should Never Do Yourself

Owning your own home can be expensive and sometimes repairs can be costly. As tempting as it might be to try and fix everything yourself, some things need to be dealt with by professionals. Here are some do it yourself jobs that should never be done by yourself.

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Major plumbing issues

We have all had to deal with a blocked toilet or a drain that is slow to empty. There are plenty of tools and chemicals to help with this that can be picked up cheaply at the local hardware store. However, if you have a burst pipe, you need to contact one of the local plumbers to fix it as soon as possible. Turn off the water supply to your home and get the experts in to fix it properly.

Rewiring electrics

Again, this is one of those things that there is a level of expertise required. Changing a bulb or rewiring a plug does not require an electrician. If you do want to update the electric wiring in your house, you will need a professional. Some people feel confident to rewire sockets and change light fixtures, but if you have any doubt in your mind about how to do these things, you need to get someone who can. Electricity is not something to be toyed with.


Have you even moved into a place and realised that the garden is a complete disaster zone? In the weeks before a house changes hands, the garden tends to get neglected as people try to box up their stuff. If you discover that the previous occupiers of your home have left the garden as a mess, you should get a landscaper in to fix the garden properly so that future maintenance is easier to deal with. This might be a one-off expense or you can have them come back and keep up the maintenance for you.


Do you want your home to stay a bit warmer in the winter? Changing and upgrading the insulation in your home can help to make it feel a lot warmer. Changing the existing insulation can be a dirty job that is bad for your lungs, so get a proper team in to make the switch for you. Not only do they have the tools to remove insulation, but they also have the equipment to ensure it is completed safely. 


This is another thing that can be argued as a DIY job but you shouldn’t. Laying a floor is not as easy as you think. There have been many people feeling disappointed and a bit sea-sick when they realise that the floor and room don’t line up properly. Maybe the angles of the room are off, or maybe there is a dip in the floor. Whatever the reason, a professional can make sure that things are lined up properly and that you are not faced with strange lines and off patterns in your room. If they spot an issue with the lineup, they can point it out and offer alternatives instead of leaving you with a wonky floor.

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