Thursday, October 15, 2015

Home Repairs That I Would Never Attempt Myself

As you will know if you are a regular reader of my blog, I love DIY. Whenever I get the chance, I always try and make home repairs myself. There is something that I love about starting and finishing a project without anyone else’s help. And before you judge, it’s not because of the money that I save! Still, there are some jobs that are well out of my range of expertise, and these I tend to leave alone. What are these DIY projects that someone like me, a fully functioning DIY lover, would not attempt? Take a look below and find out.


Over the years, I have come to the realisation that there is a reason plumbers cost so much money. Their job is impossible! Well, obviously it is not impossible, but it is a job that you should not attempt without any knowledge or expertise. Within a matter of minutes, you can escalate a small repair job into something massive. Not to mention the fact that plumbing is often very complex and complicated. Plus, you might have to deal with dangerous tasks like stainless steel welding or gas flow. For me, I always have to take the hit and call the plumber when there is a problem with my pipes.


There are some small jobs that I would do on my own, like change a lightbulb or replace a fuse. In fairness, they are everyday tasks that most people can do in their sleep. And, if you get them wrong, there are not too many implications. But, when the jobs get more complex, it is time to ring the pros. In some cases you might even need a permit to perform the job, so you only have one choice but to call an electrician. Trying to rewire a house or replace a circuit are dangerous because you could end up burning the house down. Or, even worse, you could end up getting a fatal shock.

Gas Appliances

Electric and gas go together like salt and pepper, which means that gas is just as dangerous as electricity. One leak and your home go up in flames, and that is enough for me to call and industry expert. I don’t have too many gas appliances at home, but the ones I do have are only ever messed with by a professional. For example, I never open up the boiler and try and figure out the problem. If the reset button doesn’t work, I’m on the phone to the plumber!

Repairing The Roof

I must admit that I don’t like going on the roof. I am not normally afraid of heights, but there is something not very stable about standing on the top of the house! The more I think about it, the more I realise I could fall off with one wrong move. So, trying to multi-task and fix a hole in the slate is always going to be too much work for me personally. Although roof repairs are not the toughest jobs in the world, they need treating with respect.