Top Home Projects to Hire a Professional For

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Summer brings to mind many activities: outdoor barbeques, pool parties, parades, carnivals, and vacations, to name a few. For others, the accommodating summer weather makes it the perfect time to fix or repair their home or car.

While these DIY folks enjoy getting their hands dirty with these renovations, some work is best left to the professionals. Specifically, here are some of the top home projects to hire a professional for.

Mold or Asbestos Removal

Mold and asbestos are serious health risks for the unknowing homeowner. When moisture leaks into your home, it can weaken the structure and possibly grow mold. While on the surface, mold doesn’t seem dangerous, it can trigger serious respiratory issues and allergic reactions among many people.

Some other common symptoms include red or itchy eyes, skin reactions, and trouble breathing. Additionally, be aware of asbestos. Asbestos was a common construction material used before the EPA banned it in the 1980s. Asbestos causes serious lung issues and can lead to cancer.

Two serious health concerns, asbestosis and mesothelioma, stem from inhaling asbestos fibers. While asbestosis is a chronic disease, mesothelioma is one of the most fatal forms of cancer today. Call a professional to address these health risks immediately.

Foundational Work

You also shouldn’t perform foundation work alone. Cracked, crumbling, or other foundation issues are not for the DIY home renovator. These indicate a serious structural issue that can lead to worse damages.

When foundations are improperly constructed, any pressure on weak structures can cause your home to sag, lean, or shift. If you notice any of these concerns with your foundation, call a professional to fix them.

Electrical Work

Electricity is a dangerous element. While changing a lightbulb is easy, rewiring your electrical circuit is not. Only a licensed electrician should handle major electrical projects.

On a minor scale, improper electrical work can render some electrical outlets faulty or inoperable. On a serious scale, amateur electrical work can lead to fatal shocks or fire hazards.

Professional electricians are skilled and can handle any small or large wiring system.


Like electrical work, plumbing is another home project to always hire professionals for. Again, anyone can tighten a loose washer or nut on a pipe or unclog their toilet or drain.

But you should always leave major plumbing work to certified plumbers. This includes replacing water pipes, dealing with the water main, water heater issues, water treatment, and more. With these professional services, you’ll avoid potential water damage and flooding.

Major Remodels

Bathroom renovation is a perfect example of a major remodel that requires a professional contractor. Few projects are more involved in terms of skills, and since the bathroom is an essential space, most people don’t understand the engineering principles behind the work nor do they have the time to learn the trade. Not to mention, many DIY home remodelers lose motivation and focus.

Instead of a beautifully designed new room, they’re left with a half-finished mess. Use these tips to guide you when hiring a contractor for your next project, and you’ll enjoy your newly remodeled space in no time.

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