Reinvigorating your home and giving it a new lease of life is an exciting endeavor, but if you don’t do it right, then you could do more harm than good.

While it’s always tempting to save money by doing a project yourself, many home renovations can cause severe damage if undertaken by an amateur. As a result, you’ll end up paying more to fix the problem than it would have cost to hire an expert in the first place.

Over the years, Citadel Enterprises has seen a lot of DIY home improvement projects go wrong. As a premier kitchen renovation contractor and home improvement specialist, we have been on hand to help clear up the mess for homeowners throughout the Charleston, SC area who’ve taken on more than they could handle.

To help you avoid making the mistake of taking on an ambitious home improvement project that you can’t complete, we’ve listed some of the home repairs and projects that you should never undertake yourself.

Anything Involving Your Home’s Plumbing System

When you’re renovating your bathroom or kitchen, it’s easy to think that you can install your shiny new sink yourself. Equally, when you spot a small leak, you might be tempted to fix it yourself and save on the cost of calling out a professional. However, water is a powerful element, and if you make a mistake, you could flood your home and end up with a hefty bill. You could also damage your precious possessions beyond repair. Reach out to the experts so that they can ensure that your plumbing remains intact and that your new solution works correctly.

Electrical And Wiring Jobs

There’s a YouTube video out there to tell you how to do almost anything, but that doesn’t mean that you should attempt it. Even if you watch all the videos globally, that doesn’t mean that you’re now qualified to take on a dangerous electrical job. Always contact a qualified electrical contractor to make sure that your home is safe. They will be able to complete any electrical task to the highest standard, so you know that your home’s wiring is safe and will last.

Gas Maintenance

Gas is another dangerous substance, so if your home’s heating runs on gas and you notice an issue, then you should contact a professional. Gas is highly volatile, and if you try to deal with it yourself, you could hurt yourself or damage your property. Switch off the supply of gas as soon as you notice an issue, and then contact a professional so that they can deal with the problem.

The Removal Of Dangerous Building Materials

If your home has asbestos or any other toxic building material, you must work with an experienced disposal company. Their team can remove the material and dispose of it properly so that you and your family are safe. If you try to get rid of it yourself, you could cause yourself lasting damage and make your home unsafe. It’s not always easy to tell if your home has asbestos, so if you’re unsure, then ask the experts. They will be able to check and then help you to dispose of the offending material.

Roofing Projects

The roof of your home is one of the most vital parts- it keeps your home dry and warm, so you need to make sure that it’s taken good care of throughout the year. Some small jobs, such as clearing the guttering, can be done quickly, but if you notice any leaks or issues, you should contact a professional roofing contractor. They will be able to assess the problem and fix it.

Ageing In Place Projects

As we age, our needs change. That means that we need to adapt to our homes. If you, or a member of your family, need an updated home, then you should work with the experts. Our team can help with your aging in place project and transform your property into a safe space where you and everyone you love can thrive, no matter what your requirements. If you attempt your aging in place project yourself, you might not create the right space and make your home even more dangerous. Work with us, and we’ll use our extensive experience to create the perfect property for you and your family to grow old in together.

Large Projects And Major Repairs

It’s easy to overestimate your abilities and think that you can handle a major renovation or an extensive repair, but you’ll only end up hurting yourself and damaging your property. If you think that the work will take a lot of time and effort, then work with us, and we’ll undertake your home repairs and produce the perfect outcome.

Home Additions

Enhancing your home and making it larger is a fun project, but taking on the work yourself could be disastrous. If you want new home additions, such as a conservatory or outdoor living space, we can help. Our team has created hundreds of unique home additions, so they have the experience and knowledge to turn your home into the haven that you’ve always dreamed of without any hassle. Once you’ve given them a brief, they will set to work transforming your property and creating the home addition that you desire.

Ask For Advice From The Experts

If you’re not sure if your latest home improvement project needs professional assistance, or you can do it yourself, then ask the experts. Our friendly team will be happy to advise you on whether you can attempt the project or if you’ll need our help. Attempting a project yourself could damage your home, as well as your health, so it’s best to check before you begin.

To get the benefit of our expertise, reach out to Citadel Enterprises today. Alternatively, you can check out our blog, where we share tips and tricks to make your house feel like a home.