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Preventing DIY Disasters Home Fixes For The Pros

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You may be great at DIY fixes, but there are just some jobs best left to the pros. Hiring someone to take care of a tough job can spell all the difference between a quick fix and a complete DIY disaster.

Here are three examples of situations that call for the experts.

Everything electrical

Whether it’s a busted plug socket, a worn-out switch, or some wiring repairs, it is always best to call in a qualified technician when it comes to all things electrical.

There are many things that can contribute to wiring damage, including natural wear and tear and even household pets and pests. It may be an extremely annoying nuisance, but it is best to sit this one out and call in the experts for now. This will guarantee that you will not get yourself in trouble and run into unwanted accidents.

In case of an emergency, the best thing to do is to proceed to the main switch and turn the power off, provided it is safe and there aren’t any exposed wires. Then, depending on the nature of the emergency, consider alerting the authorities and asking for help.


Lock outs are common and they happen a lot more frequently than you might think. However, unless it turns into an emergency situation, such as a child getting locked inside, or someone who needs medical assistance is on the other side of a locked door, it is better to call a locksmith and wait for him to solve the problem. Forcing doors open, kicking, or drilling them out will only result in damage and expensive repairs, not to mention possible injuries.


Burst water pipes requires a fix that is beyond the skills of the average handyman at home, especially where hot water is involved.

What you can do while you wait for the plumber to arrive is to cut off water supply, just to be on the safe side and prevent water and electricity from coming into contact.

Keep yourself and your family safe by making sure you save your DIY work for easier household fixes and hand over the big ones to your trusted tradies.

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