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Home renovations you should avoid doing yourself

Posted on May 12th, 2016

Electrical Repairs
There are several different technicalities when it comes to making electrical adjustments. It is often recommended to hire a certified technician to ensure that all electrical standards are met and that no wires over heat, to avoid a circuit break and ensure that everything is wired correctly. 

Opening of Walls 
If you wish to tear down homes in your house to create more of an open concept or to create more space, don't do it yourself. There are many walls in your home that support the structure of the house, so weight-bearing and support walls have to be dealt with accordingly and professionally. A professional will know the structure of the house and will be able to identify which walls are cosmetic or weight-bearing and will get the job done just right.

Bathroom Renovations
If you are working on a bathroom renovation that does not include the moving of pipes, we agree that this could be a great project to do on your own, however if a job becomes complicated it is recommended to hire a professional plumber. If the job isn't done correctly it will cause more headache than what the job is really worth. Pipes that are not installed properly can lead to water damage that can end up affecting the entire
house.

Window Renovations
There are a ton of window companies that can replace windows at a very competitive price. For the low cost of this renovation, it is highly recommended to always go the professional route. If a job is not done properly, it could lead to much bigger problems such as air leakages causing hot and cold air to escape - ultimately causing your hydro bill to increase.

Working with Granite or Marble
Whether you're dealing with the installation of new countertops or tiles, when working with such expensive materials like granite, quartz or marble it's best to hire a professional to do the measurements and provide the installation. If you make a mistake, the cost is too high to make it worth doing it yourself.

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