DDIY: Don’t Do It Yourself

When remodeling your home, the way to save is by doing a lot of the work yourself.  However, there are some things you should leave to the pros.  Here are 6 projects you should not DIY:

Plumbing

There are some plumbing projects you could DIY like changing a faucet, however, if you are modifying your plumbing system it is best to leave that to the experts.  Small mistakes can lead to large and expensive problems, for example, a small leak can lead to a massive mold problem.

Electrical

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There are many codes to follow when it comes to electrical to ensure safety.  One wrong move can burn your entire house down and put everyone in the home at risk.  Even during installation, a shock could cause serious injury or even death.

Roofing

The dummy hanging from the Charlotte home on Wednesday morning. (Source: WBTV's Brad Stafford)

Not only is the risk of falling off of your roof high, the slightest mistake could lead to expensive problems.  Improperly installed shingles can cause leaks and ultimately cause problems like mold.

Asbestos Removal

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Asbestos is highly toxic and dangerous to those in close proximity, so there are laws and regulations governing the removal and it should only be done by professionals.  Mold removal should be treated the same way.

Structural Changes

Professionals should be the only ones dealing with the structural integrity of your home.  It requires the knowledge of an engineer to ensure a strong structure.  So when you decide to turn your home into an open concept, consult a contractor or an architect first to avoid potentially dangerous situations.

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