It may not be something you look forward to, but it’s something that needs to be done. Home repairs can creep up on you bring unexpected costs with them. There’s always a choice between doing something yourself or hiring professionals. As a Niagara Falls moving company, we’ve seen all kinds of situations and houses before. Here is our opinion on which repairs are good to do yourself, and which require a set of professional hands.
DIY: Simple Leak Fixes
You may not know it—but leaking faucet fixes are usually pretty easy. Tightening the bolts or replacing some small parts could be done quickly. It’ll save you the cost of labour and probably make you feel professional at the same time. Any job that can be done in under 30 minutes you should try yourself first.
Tip: This even goes for moving. If you’ve got 2 or 3 boxes you should probably try moving them yourself before calling a Niagara Falls moving company.
Professional: New Plumbing Installation
Plumbing is complicated. There’s not really an easier way to say that. Making a mistake in plumbing can be more costly than you can imagine. While you should try to handle small leaks and such things by yourself, if there’s a serious problem which requires a solution; look to the professionals.
Tip: Look for a professional plumber with a good number of positive reviews. As always in services, listen to people who have hired them previously. This works for Niagara movers as well.
DIY: Repairing Patches
You may see a few small cracks or holes in your walls, possibly from hanging pictures that previously rested there. Whether you’re patching these holes, replacing locks, or fixing other small things; these are jobs that don’t require any serious training. Knowing how to fix these things will save you a lot of money in the long run. You don’t want to be paying a premium to fix a problem you could have solved in ten minutes.
Tip: A quick look on YouTube will teach you how to do many of these things.
Professional: Replacing Drywall
While you can probably patch a hole by yourself, replacing an entire wall is another job in itself. Any job that requires demolition and rebuilding should at the very least consult a professional. Using a professional is the best way to make sure you don’t cause any structural damage when trying to fix a minor issue.
Tip: A handyman may be able to help you do the job for less than hiring a carpenter to do it themselves. On this one, I wouldn’t use the same advice on Niagara movers.
DIY & Professional: Replacing Your Toilet
Here’s an example of something you can do yourself or hire a professional, completely depending on the circumstances surrounding it. If you need to change your seat or even replace a new toilet in the same spot—good news; it’s easy. It can be done in a matter of minutes if you’re strong enough to lift the toilet yourself. If you’re looking for a digital or other style toilet or adding new plumbing—get a professional involved.
Tip: Getting a professional involved is also recommended in moving. Hire a Niagara Falls moving company.
If you’re looking for a Niagara Falls moving company—look no further than Bob the Mover. Bob the Mover services the entire Niagara region with the utmost professionalism. Our workers are professional Niagara movers capable of servicing all your moving needs. For a free in-home quote contact us now. Bob the Mover is the 2020 Diamond award-winning reader’s choice best moving company in both the St Catharines and Niagara Falls regions.