4 Home Improvement Projects to Leave to the Pros

Do you have a few home improvement projects to tackle in the coming months? A quick search on the internet can result in an array of DIY tutorials and videos, but just because you can do it yourself doesn’t mean you should. Here is a handful of home projects that are better left to the pros:

Tree Removal

Trimming trees brings you face to face with several hazards, including using tall ladders, climbing trees and working at unfamiliar heights. Then there are the dangers of overhead power lines, unwieldy chainsaws and falling branches — all sobering risks, even for experienced tree care experts.

Roof Repairs

You can probably handle a gutter cleaning if you have a low-slung roof, but anything more should give you pause. DIYers face the risk of a fall due to the steep slopes and angles of most rooftops, as well as bungling the job. If you don’t know what you’re doing, you may end up with water damage the next time a storm passes through.

Asbestos Removal

Suspecting you have this toxic substance in your home isn’t necessarily cause for panic, but it is a major health hazard that warrants a professional opinion. Some states, counties and cities regulate asbestos removal by homeowners, requiring a permit, proper disposal and more.

Gas, Electricity and Plumbing Fixes

With one wrong move, do-it-yourself work on gas, electrical and plumbing lines can turn into a big mess. A plumbing fail can quickly flood your home, while a botched gas or electrical job can result in a fire.

Saving money may make a DIY approach inviting, but disastrous results aren’t worth it. Be smart about what home improvement projects you choose to tackle and what you decide leave to skilled experts.

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