Three Things Never To DIY
When disaster strikes and something goes wrong such as an over frosting refrigerator, leaking tap, running toilet, flickering light bulb, or even the furnace not heating up.
Most people always tend to grab their phones, go online, search for easy DIY tutorials on youtube, and head to the hardware shop to buy the tools and parts they need.
While some of those DIY tutorials may help with certain repairs, there are several items you should preferably call the professionals and never attempt to repair yourself.
Let’s have a look at three of those items:
1. Furnace Repairs
If your furnace is not heating up or fails to distribute hot air into your home and warm up the temperatures, the chances are that the heating element might be due for repair or replacement.
Why you should never try to repair it yourself:
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
If your furnace runs on natural gas, it might release carbon monoxide into your home. Attempting to repair your furnace DIY style could potentially cause exposure to the odorless gas for you and your family. In addition, if you don’t have carbon monoxide and smoke detectors in your house, the carbon monoxide buildup could be deadly to you and everyone in your house.
Doing the repairs on your furnace yourself could lead to a potential fire breaking out inside your home. Remember the heating element earlier? If you accidentally cross wire the wires inside, it could cause a shortage, spark, and fire. Do NOT attempt to repair your own furnace! Would you please get the professionals who specialize in repairing furnaces and heating elements to come and fix it properly?
2. DIY Plumbing Repairs.
There are some minor plumbing repairs that you can do yourself, such as repairing a leaking faucet and unclogging the bathtub.
But never, ever attempt to fix the major plumbing issues yourself. For example, you might break or tear a pipe which will cause water to come rushing through. If there is ever a way out, you must know that water will find it.
Repairing your own plumbing can cause major potential problems should any of the equipment or elements get damaged. In addition, you will risk bursting a pipe, resulting in gallons of water wasted and a heavy water bill at the end of the month.
3. Electricity Repairs
Sure, there are some electrical repairs you can do yourself around the house, such as changing a light bulb and changing a socket. However, when it comes to wiring your household electricity once again, please get in touch with a professional to come and fix it.
Attempting to repair major electrical repairs yourself can be detrimental and even cause loss of life. Pretty much any form of electrical current can kill you, and getting the wiring wrong of electricity will cause it to spark and inevitably cause a fire and burn your house down.
In closing, it is not worth the effort and risk to repair certain things around your house. There is a reason why specific experts specialize in these fields. They are there to assist you so that you don’t get hurt or cause more damage. Use them!