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Seemingly Simple Home Maintenance Issues Best Left To A Professional

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Do you consider yourself a well-qualified homeowner with a garage full of tools and plenty of experience as a DIY handyman? Even if you don't know how to do something, you can always pull up a how-to article or video and figure it out. You may be perfectly equipped to handle simple tasks, such as fixing a small leak in a pipe or even cleaning your ducts, but there will always be those tasks around the house that seem simple, but are better left to someone who has professional experience. Here are a few seemingly simple home-maintenance tasks that should have you reaching for the phone instead of your toolbox.

Repairing a hot water heater.

The hot water heater that you have in your home looks like a simple appliance with basic function. However, working on a water heater can involve everything from messing with electrical wiring to dealing with water, which makes maintenance tasks harder to tackle than what you may assume. If your water heater is no longer heating, for example, you may assume all it needs is new elements, but this could just as easily be an electrical problem that will only get worse with improper handling. Calling up a plumber to have them take a look is a much more feasible option.

Working on an antiquated boiler heat system.

Even though most homes have transitioned to more modern and efficient heat systems, outdated boiler systems still provide the primary heat for a lot of households. If you have a boiler system in your home, you may want to think twice before trying to tackle problems with the unit on your own. Outdated boilers are notorious for having encapsulated steam pressure built up inside that can cause a sudden burst of scorching steam if you accidentally damage a baffle or crack an outlet line.

Attempting to repair a kitchen garbage disposal.

The garbage disposal that you have beneath your kitchen sink is not an infinite piece of equipment and is bound to fail at some point. Even though the concept and equipment appears simple in its design, working on a garbage disposal will require some skill. The unit has electrical wiring that is all too easy to damage when you try to make adjustments or repairs. Plus, the garbage disposal's main housing is quite heavy and awkward to maneuver without causing damage to the drainage lines.

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