10 Home Projects Only Pros Should Do
Here are 10 home projects homeowners should always hire a professional to do.
Additions and Major Remodels
When planning an addition or home remodeling project, time is money and the more time spent on the project, the more it will cost a homeowner in the long run. While DIYers may be tempted to do the project themselves to save money, they'd never want to find themselves in the middle of a project unsure of what to do next. This is especially true if they run into a problem, or worse, lose motivation and never get the job done. These are the situations when hiring a pro is the smart move.
Mold, Asbestos and Lead Removal
Driveway repaving can be a difficult home project for a DIYer because to do it properly the surface must be level or they'll end up with a cracked, crumbling driveway. They can certainly do some driveway patching. But when it comes time to repave, hiring a pro who has the proper tools to do it right will save homeowners money in the long run.
A home's stability relies on a proper foundation. If a foundation is cracked, crumbling or in need of some repairs, repairing it is probably not a DIY home project.
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There's a good chance that removing the big tree in a yard is not a DIY home project. While DIYers can certainly remove smaller trees, a professional tree trimmer should be called in for both trimming and removal of large trees. And since the pros have the proper equipment for reaching high branches and can bring down a large tree safely. Homeowners should never climb up a tree with a chainsaw thinking they can handle the work themselves.
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Major Electrical Work
Major Pest Infestations
Squirrels in an attic or termites eating away at a home is a situation best left for a pro. There are some DIY remedies homeowners can try for minor infestations, but sometimes a professional is the only one who can get to the root of the problem. And a pest professional can find out where the culprits are getting in and eliminate them for good.