5 Home Improvement DIYs That You Should Never Attempt
Who doesn’t love a good DIY home improvement project? We appreciate them as much as the next person in line, but there are some projects that should never be attempted. They typically contain too many red flags, are dangerous, and require a level of expertise that most homeowners don’t have.
So, before your next home improvement DIY – make sure to read this post. Below are 5 home improvement DIYs that you should never ever attempt (you’ve been warned).
Redoing Your Bathroom Plumbing
Fixing a leaky sink or a running sink is one thing, but redoing your bathroom plumbing is on another level. Did you know that most bathroom plumbing systems are only a few inches away from electricity? Yeah, you can probably guess what might happen. Redoing your bathroom plumbing without the guidance of a professional might result in electrocution or flooding.
Swapping Out an Electric Stove With a Gas One
Need the precision cooking and other benefits of a gas stove? Well, don’t change it out by yourself. Gas is both poisonous and flammable, making it a disaster just waiting to happen. Many of the gas-related problems that we deal with come from the improper assembling, connection, and installation issues with gas stoves.
Removing Chipped Paint
Wait, how can this straightforward process be dangerous? Before you grab your pitchforks, hear us out. Well, removing chipped paint incorrectly can be a giant risk for your health and well-being. This is especially the case if your home was built before 1978. Before 1978, most paints were formulated with lead in them. And, lead is poisonous when ingested or inhaled. There are professionals trained to handle lead paint management, and they are likely your best option.
Installing a New Light Fixture
Simple enough according to the YouTube tutorials, right? Well, there are still red flags that you’ll best avoid. Even if you turn the switch off, there could still be live wiring in the box. This, then, would mean a risk of being electrocuted while attempting this DIY home improvement project.
Replacing Roof Shingles
If you incorrectly replace roof shingles, you’re exposing the interior of your home to major damage. Whenever it rains, the excess water will pour right into your interior and cause rotting among other issues. And, you know the worst part? Meddling with your roof shingles can null your warranty from the manufacturer and/or the insurance coverage that you have.