28 Mar 2019

House Problems That You Should Leave To The Professionals

We’d all like to say we possess some skills when it comes to the home. Some problems can be easily fixed with a bit of logical thinking and usually with a nail and hammer. However, there are some house problems that are best left to the professionals. So here are some you shouldn’t try and DIY.



The Roof 
We often forget about the roof, but it plays a big part in keeping our homes warm and sheltered from the elements. It’s also a place that we don’t often pay attention to unless we need to use the attic space for retrieving the annual Christmas decorations or having a clear out. You should be checking the exterior of your roof (ideally from the ground) and internally just so you can spot any problems as early as possible. Go with a reputable company like PH Roofing who have decades of experience in fixing and maintaining roofing.

Always get this sorted as soon as the problem is spotted. If it’s a breach to the roof where there’s gaps or holes, then you risk flooding or pests getting in.

Severe Plumbing Issues 
A blocked toilet can most of the time be fixed by some hot soapy water, but for more severe plumbing issues, it’s best not to go near the problem whatsoever. When you’re dealing with water, one slight mistake can end up costing thousands of pounds, so it’s not worth the risk, even if you have an inkling of what could be wrong. There are normally minor repairs such as sealing up a small leak around your shower door or replacing a faucet but that should be the maximum you do.

Electrical Problems 
Anything to do with electrics is going to have some physical risk and live and exposed electrics are not going to end well. General caution should be taken whenever you’re dealing with anything electrical, and it’s wise to put electrical covers on your plugs especially when there are small children around. Like plumbing, you may be able to pull off minor repairs like changing a light switch or simply replacing a bulb, but anything more is not worth risking the potential expense and safety of you and your family.

Structural Damage 
Most houses are built to a high standard and so much so that we would rarely have to worry about the structural aspect of a property unless it’s a very old build. However, if there are structural damages that you’ve noticed, the last thing you want to do is to cover it up or knock it down. With most structural damage, a lot of it is internal, and therefore you don’t quite know the full extent of what’s wrong. So the best thing to do is to hire a contractor who’ll be skilled enough to find out what’s wrong.

The last thing you want is to be paying more than you should, so although the temptation may be strong to just fix it yourself, always proceed with caution and get the professionals in.

- this is a collaborative post

1 comment

  1. Completely agree. I am happy to decorate and potter about in the garden, but plumbing and electrics need a professional!

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