Friday, January 20, 2023

3 Things You Should Never DIY As A Homeowner

 Being a homeowner is a wonderful experience. It is, also, one with more responsibility than you may wish to have at times, especially when things are going wrong. And, because you know that problems occur, it is best to know what you should and should not try to fix yourself. Here are a few things that are best left to the professionals.

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Pest Control

Bugs and rodents are ok in the wild, not in and around your home. Should you happen upon any of these uninvited creatures on your property, you may be tempted to take care of them yourself. Be advised, however, that where there is one pest, there are usually more - many, many more. Often, pests remain hidden within your walls, under carpets, inside cabinets, or around the outside of your home.

Small children and beloved pets can make the job of pest control and prevention more difficult. That is why this job is best left to the professionals such as Brentwood Pest Control. The experts know what to look for and where to find the source of the problem, how pests can enter your home, and where they are taking up residence. They can guide you on the best practices for preventing any future pest infestations, as well.

Garage Door Repairs

Many components in a garage door may break or need replacement from general usage over time. Even though your garage door probably looks as though it is simple in design, and thus easy to repair, it is another job that professionals should handle.

When garage doors are improperly repaired, they can lead to a host of issues, including the door getting stuck halfway open. It can fail altogether and not open or close which will cause you to find alternate modes of transportation until you can get it open, or leave the possessions in the garage at risk of exposure to the elements or possible theft until it is fixed. 

Of greater concern is personal and property safety. Garage doors are heavy and rely on extreme tension to operate. Any failure or malfunction may cause the door to drop onto a person or your vehicle resulting in injury or damage.

Watch this video to see how dangerous a garage door torsion spring repair can be.

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Reduced Water Pressure

If you find that it takes an incredibly long time to rinse the shampoo and conditioner out of your hair during a shower or just filling a glass of water takes more time than it should, you have low water pressure. Unfortunately, there may be a bigger problem at hand than just low water pressure.

There are numerous potential causes for a reduction in water pressure, and some can be significant undertakings. To that end, you need to contact a licensed plumber who can effectively diagnose the problem and provide viable long-term solutions and fixes.

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Now that you know the home maintenance and repair jobs you should hire a professional to tackle, you can get back to a few DIY projects and crafts of your own. Let them do their job so you can have fun with the things you want to do.

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