This is the DIY era. You look up anything you want to do on YouTube or Pinterest and find a tutorial showing you how to do it. However, just because you can do something yourself, don’t mean that you should. Here are three things that you should probably leave to the professionals.
Okay, to be fair, You can probably fix a leaky faucet or unclog a toilet. In fact, those are great and important skills to have in order to save you time and money. However, more advanced plumbing projects should be left to the professionals. Think about it: if you mess up, a small project can easily turn into a huge and expensive project if you break a pipe or cause another problem. You don’t want to accidentally flood your home or cause any other damage. Leave this to the professionals in order to save you a huge headache.
Again, you can replace the lightbulbs in your home. However, messing with your home’s electricity any further than that can be dangerous. You can shut off the power in your whole home (or neighborhood), electrocute yourself, or cause a fire. Because electricity is so dangerous, it’s so important that you leave it to the professionals. Seriously, if a project instructs you to get near the breaker box or any wires, consider whether or not you are really prepared and knowledgable enough to complete the project safely. Chances are, you’re not and that’s okay. Just call an electrician.
The one part of your home that often gets the least amount of attention is the carpet. Areas that get a lot of traffic like entryways and living rooms can build up dirt and grime over time. Your carpets also are great at trapping allergens and even bacteria. It is recommended that you do a deep cleaning of your carpets at least two to three times a year. Regular cleaning extends the life of your carpets and keeps your home cleaner and healthier too by improving indoor air quality.
It can be tempting to rent a steam cleaner and detergents from your hardware store and do this on your own. However, to truly clean your carpets, you should seek out the services of a professional carpet cleaner. There are several reasons why. Steam cleaners, by design, use hot water filled with soap and detergents to saturate your carpets and give the appearance of a surface clean. The over-saturation of carpets leaves them wet for up to 1-2 days. Damp carpets are a perfect breeding ground for mold, mildew and bacteria growth. The soapy residue that is left behind works like a dirt magnet: your carpets end up getting dirty again much faster than before. On the other hand, professional cleaning is the best way to ensure your carpets are clean and healthy for your family. Chem-Dry’s carpet cleaning technicians use a proprietary Hot Carbonating Extraction (HCE) cleaning process that provides a deeper, longer lasting clean for a healthier home.
So get out there and do all of the DIY projects you want. However, make sure that you avoid doing these tasks that should be left to the professionals.