Have you or are you looking into some small home improvement projects? As a homeowner, there are a lot of small repairs that you can make throughout your home in order to make sure you are keeping up to date with fixes your home needs. However, there are some tasks that a professional restoration company can do that a homeowner simply shouldn’t. In this blog, we will discuss just that. Here are some of the many home repair DIY projects you can do, versus what should be left for a professional restoration company.
Home Repair DIY - What Can You Repair?
Clean Your Gutters
We have talked a bit about how to clean your gutters and why cleaning them is so important on our blog before. Not only does it help prepare your home for spring and summer, but it also helps prevent a lot of future damage to your home. Think of it this way, if your gutters are clogged, water cannot drain properly, eventually causing significant buildup and eventual water damage to your roof. When water gets in here, it can easily begin to give your home mold problems. Overall, if you want to help yourself out in the long run, keep up with gutter maintenance! It’s a simple DIY project to do on a weekend!
This one might be a bit difficult, especially if you do not have the tools or knowledge of what exactly you should be fixing. Usually, a professional restoration company maybe your best option for this. However, if you want to fix it yourself, or at least maintain it before the professionals arrive here’s how. Figure out the source of the leak, and apply hose clamps, therefore effectively allowing the water to travel without leaking. Hose clamps can be found at any local hardware store which makes it even easier for this DIY project. This is just a temporary fix. If the leak is coming from a drainpipe in your wall (most likely from the shower), however, that’s when a more serious problem is around the corner. That’s when you should call a professional restoration company, especially after significant water damage occurred.
Replace Faucets In Your Home
If you have a leaky faucet, under your sink, for example, it is likely the start of something more serious. Depending on how much water there is and where it’s coming from, you could be looking at potentially thousands to replace the leaky pipe leading to the faucet. It is better to catch this type of damage and repair it as soon as possible. Thankfully the faucet itself is relatively cheap and easy to repair. However, when it is more than just the pipe to the faucet, get in contact with a professional restoration company.
Clean Your Dryer Vents
By cleaning your dryer vents you are saving a lot of money. Not only do you save yourself from potential fire and loss of damages, but you also are increasing the longevity of your dryer. Furthermore, as you make repairs to your dryer, clean out the duct by removing the back panel, and using a vacuum to suck up any trapped lint. This is a simple home repair that every homeowner should know about.
What Home Repairs You Should Leave For A Professional Restoration Company?
Repair Roof Leaks
Whether you have a wooden or metal roof, there is a chance that water can seep through your roof and into your attic. If this is the case, significant water damage will occur. You also will most likely see mold soon after, which is an even greater issue, affecting air quality and structural integrity. Instead of repairing it yourself, hire a professional restoration company. They will be able to patch up the source of the damage, repair the roof fully, and make any more home repairs where the water or mold touched. Not to mention too that a professional restoration company will have the tools and technology necessary to get the job done swiftly and easily.
Removal of Popcorn Ceilings
Popcorn ceilings are becoming less and less popular. They collect a ton of dust, they can become easily damaged, they are hard to fix, and generally, just aesthetically unpleasant to look at. No homeowner should be removing their popcorn ceiling without a professional restoration company. There are a ton of steps in order to remove it properly, something that the professionals will be able to easily do. If you try and do it yourself, you will most likely cause a hole or two by accident or break a light fixture. If you want this type of ceiling removed from any room, it’s time to contact a professional restoration company.
Any Siding Repairs
This is a huge task that should always be left to professionals. This is because, like a lot of other tips on this list, this job requires specific tools and knowledge on how to properly repair the siding, in order to make sure it is done correctly. If DIY’d you are most likely going to see damages occurring more often and possible damages to your wooden or metal siding continued. But don’t blame yourself, it is a very tough task and one we wouldn’t recommend any homeowner do by themselves.
There is a lot going on in any bathroom. This room in the house has a ton of water drainage pipes, which means a lot of water damage if any of those pipe bursts. If this does occur, you may be looking at significant damage to your walls and floor. As we said previously, you could DIY this project up to a point, however, if the water damage is significant, it’s time to contact a restoration company. Not to mention that installing anything new is annoying and if not done properly, you could damage your bathroom even further. So, instead of spending time fixing your bathroom, installing a new toilet, replacing pipes, etc. save yourself the hassle and hire a restoration company to fix all the damage.
Need Help With Your Home Repair DIY Project? Contact Rhode Island Restoration!
If you have experienced any damage in your home, instead of taking on the problems and replacing or repairing your home yourself, hire a restoration company to help you get your home back to normal! Allow us to help you repair your floors, siding to your house, a water leak in your bathroom, and anything in between. When DIY’ing gets tough, we are the solution you need! Contact us today for a free consultation and allow us to tell you our process of restoring your home back to normal. At the end of the day, we are here to help you, just as we helped many homeowners with similar incidents for over 18+ years. Call us today at 401-414-1111 for a free quote and with any questions, you may have.