You may be asking yourself why should you do it yourself instead of calling in a professional? Here are some of our reasons:
- You will save money. This one may be obvious but it is one of the biggest reasons, people often underestimate just how much you can save. Besides saving money on labour and markups with contractors and repairman, often cheap fixes on a number of household items prevent them from having to be replaced.
- It’s better for the environment. This may come to you as a strange statement however if you can fix something without having to throw it away and build a new one you’re saving space at the dump and saving the resources required to make a new one.
- Workmanship. When you do a job yourself, you have full control over how the work is done, what tools and materials are used and the overall quality. Repairmen and contractors aren’t too concerns about your stuff and don’t mind damaging things unnecessarily while they work.
- Sense of accomplishment. It always feels good to stand back and enjoy the “I did that” feeling. What’s more you can brag to your friends the next time they come around.
With all DIY projects, there is a learning curve involved, so you need to know your limits. You can’t expect to re-plumb your whole house when you’ve never changed a tap. Save money where you can by doing your own projects and carrying out your own repairs but know when it’s best to call in the experts and leave the job to them.