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5 Things You Shouldn’t Take a DIY Approach With

Whether you’ll admit it or not, somewhere inside of you there’s a desire to be a bit of a handyman. You relish the opportunity to fix something on your own, tackle a renovation project, or actually apply some of that knowledge you’ve consumed on self-help blogs or Pinterest boards. And while it’s admirable to be self-sufficient, there are times when you can’t afford to take a DIY approach. If you encounter one of the following situations in your personal life, call the professionals!

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Major plumbing issues.

There are certain small plumbing projects that naturally handy homeowners can take one with little risk. For example, it’s pretty easy to install a new toilet flapper or tighten a loose bolt under the kitchen sink. However, when it comes to something like a major drain blockage, it’s time to call in the specialists. Liquid drain-clearing products can only do so much. You need heavy duty tools and expertise to fix a blockage before it causes serious damage (leaking and water damage). Other plumbing projects that shouldn’t be handled on your own include installing a water heater, pipe-fitting, and welding.