There’s nothing wrong with getting ambitious and wanting to try some home improvement projects or repairs on your own, but some things are best left to the professionals. Evolve Property Inspections is here to make sure that everything has been done properly in your current, or soon-to-be, home to support a smooth real estate sale. Here are five home improvement projects that you may be tempted to try, but are best left to the pros.
1. Electrical Work
Sellers will often install new light fixtures or replace outlets, whether for cosmetic reasons or out of necessity, before listing a house on the market. These might seem like small tasks that an amateur could accomplish, but electrical work should always be left to a professional electrician. It can be risky to replace wiring yourself.
2. Bathroom Plumbing
The plumbing and electrical are in much too close of proximity to each other in a bathroom for you to try these remodeling efforts yourself. Plumbing requires special skills and needs to be done right. Otherwise, your mistakes may come back to haunt you during a home inspection.
3. Repairing an HVAC Unit
If you attempt to repair your own HVAC unit, then you could void any warranty that you have on it. There are also chemicals involved that could be toxic to your air if something isn’t done properly. This is not something that you should take on yourself to try and save some money, because you may end up costing yourself much more in the long run.
4. Gas Repairs
Whether it’s a furnace, oven, or water heater, you should never attempt to repair a gas appliance in your home. These repairs must be done properly by someone with experience. This is something that could actually put your household in danger if done wrong.
5. Roofing Repairs
Working on a roof is risky, and you can’t afford a miscalculation in your judgment while working so far off the ground on the steep peaks. Also, your insurance company may not cover your roof if there are any mistakes in your repairs. Evolve Property Inspections can provide a roof inspection or certification if you need one for insurance purposes.
Call Today To Schedule Your Inspection
The Certified Master Inspectors at Evolve Property Inspections understand how important it is for prospective buyers to be informed about the condition of a home and its components. Contact us now at (305) 506-8969 to schedule an inspection for your home. We also offer pre-listing inspections, commercial building inspections, insurance inspections, environmental inspections, and more. We serve Miami-Dade County and the surrounding areas.