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Leave it to the Pros: 6 DIY Projects You Shouldn’t Attempt Yourself
By Gerald Peck 2/5/2017 12:59 PM

There are tons of books and blogs out there devoted to DIY projects. There are even stores out there catering to those that dabble in DIY. But there are some projects where it is best to leave the work up to the professionals. Some projects are simply too complicated or dangerous to attempt if you have no knowledge about them. Should you make a mistake, it could wind up costing you thousands more than you had budgeted. Here are 6 DIY projects you should hire a professional to do.


1. Repairs to air conditioning

It is never a good idea to try to save yourself some money by attempting to repair your air conditioner. It’s very dangerous if you don’t know what you’re doing. Air conditioning technicians are specially trained on how to use the proper equipment. The equipment they use is very expensive and if you purchase it yourself and conduct the job improperly, you’ll be out heaps of money plus you’ll need to spend even more to fix the additional damage you caused.


2. Attempting to be a professional photographer when you’re an amateur

Just because you own a good camera doesn’t mean you’re capable of taking proper professional photos for big events like weddings, graduations, or anniversary parties. It’s more than just snapping key shots at the event. It’s about providing photos, albums and much more. You don’t want to agree to something like this only for it to harbour resentment between you and a dear friend. Politely decline and let a real photographer take the job. 


3. Additions and structural repair jobs

Renovating a home is time-consuming and can be very costly if you don’t know what you’re doing. Professionals are trained on how to properly create room additions to homes and make repairs to foundations and load-bearing walls. Find one that is licensed and insured and it is well worth the cost.


4. Plumbing repairs

It’s one thing to fix a clogged sink or toilet in your home. But if you’ve got a problem with your pipes or are installing something new, it’s best to call in a professional Singapore plumber. When bigger plumbing problems arise, it’s best to let a professional do the job. One wrong move and you could flood out your entire kitchen. 


5. Electrical jobs

This is perhaps the most dangerous of all jobs. Electricity is no joke. You can electrocute yourself or blow the wiring on your entire home. Don’t cut corners here. Hire a professional electrician to handle your electrical repairs. They are specially trained to avoid electrocuting themselves and know the ins and outs of wiring.


6. Roof repairs

Roofing repairs are also very dangerous. It’s too easy to fall off and suffer an injury. Plus, if you don’t repair it correctly, you’ll still need to call in an expert to fix it. Professional roofers can get the job done right the first time. 


Stick to easier DIY projects instead and let the professionals take care of the dirty work. ISOHomeCare can help you find the right professionals for your big home jobs today!