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Home Improvement 101: 4 Projects That Require Professional Help

by Celina Simpson

Home improvement projects look easy enough on television. So you might think about attempting a big (or potentially dangerous) project yourself. However, you might want to skip the DIY approach and hire one of the residential home contractors. While some projects are easy and safe to do yourself, others are risky and dangerous.

So which projects should you not attempt to do yourself? Here are four:

1. Room Expansion

Expanding a room might seem like an easy task, but that isn't always the case. While demolishing a wall isn't necessarily hard, there's a lot of information you'll need beforehand. This makes it a tricky and risky job to do yourself. If the wall is a load bearing wall, you could ruin the structure of your entire house. Even worse, the repairs will be costly and time-consuming. So if you want to expand a room or eliminate a wall, hire a professional. They can ensure that the wall isn't load-bearing or full of dangerous live wires.

2. Electrical Projects

Another project that you should leave to the professionals are electrical-related projects. Electrical components are dangerous and one mistake could be deadly. If you know a little about electricity, consider starting the project yourself – and hiring a professional to finish the job. This will ensure that you, your family, and your home all stay safe.

3. Refinishing A Floor

It might seem easy to refinish a floor. After all, you just need to sand off the top layer of the floor. However, you'll need to use a large sanding machine to do this. Unfortunately, the sanding machine is likely difficult to use. Even worse, if you leave the machine running too long in a single spot you could seriously ruin your floor – in both aesthetics and structure. So if you must refinish your floor, hire a professional to do all the sanding. You can always apply the finish or stain yourself.

4. Plumbing

Finally, you shouldn't attempt to do any large plumbing projects alone. Small projects, like replacing a faucet, can easily be done yourself. However, larger projects should be left to a professional. Installing new plumbing, moving plumbing around, or replacing piping should all be left to a professional. Otherwise, you might wind up needing expensive repairs.

While there are many projects that can easily be accomplished yourself, there are some that are better left to the professionals. These four projects are just a few household projects that require the help of a residential home contractor. So if you need any of these projects done – or you just don't feel safe taking a DIY approach – contact a local contractor.