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22 Aug 2018

Pro Service Or DIY: The Thought Process

If you are someone who is partial to a little bit of DIY, deciding when to handle a task yourself or call in the professionals can be a difficult decision. On one hand, you do not want to use your cash on a pro service if you could do the task yourself. On the other hand, you do not want to embark on a task only to find that it is too difficult or extensive halfway through. So, with that in mind, let’s take a look at the three-step thought process that will help you to make your decision. 


What frame of mind are you in? This is the only place to start. No matter whether you are thinking about re-wiring the electrics or you are looking to put together some furniture pieces, your frame of mind plays a key role in whether or not you will do the task yourself. The most obvious scenario whereby you would not be in the right state to carry out any DIY is if you are pregnant. Aside from this, if you have been feeling well or you are under pressure at work, you should also look into hiring a professional instead. There is no need to put even more pressure on your shoulders.



If you are feeling fine and your mind is in the right state, the next thing you need to consider is the task itself and the nature of it. What does the task involve? Unless you have experience in electrical work, wiring, or plumbing, these are the sorts of tasks that you should not be carrying out yourself. Yes, there may be self-help articles online, but a lot of these blog posts and articles are full of poor information. Let's take plumbing problems as a prime example. If you have a blockage, you will find lots of advice online telling you to stick a coat hanger down the toilet or to use chemicals to break down waste. The best plumbers will never give you advice like this, as such tactics can make the problem worse, leaving you with a more expensive problem on your hands. 


The third step in your thought process should be regarding what would happen if a bit of DIY went wrong. What is the worst case scenario? If you made a mistake, would it have a negative impact on the structure of the property? Would it result in a costly repair? Basically, is saving a few pounds now really going to be worth the risk?

If you follow the three-step thought process that has been mentioned above, you should be able to determine whether or not you should carry out a task yourself or whether it would be better to call in the professionals. There is just some sort of home projects that are best left to the experts and, hopefully, the three areas of consideration mentioned above will help you to determine whether that applies to your project or not. 

Do you prefer to use a pro service to to do the DIY at home yourself? Let me know in the somments below. 

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  1. Very Interesting what situation with plumbing here?

    And what situation with water & plumbing in hotels? Hot water? Smell?


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