When Should You Hire A Professional


If you are a handy person, you have probably attempted some of the necessary home maintenance or repair work yourself with luck and maybe ease. However, when should you hire a professional? You’ve heard stories of the unthinkable happening, plumbing lines being damaged causing floods and even the patio falling down, so what projects are best left to the experts?

  • Plumbing Repairs and Projects - Need we say more? Plumbing is at the top of the complicated list that can cause more money in the long run if not done correctly. Water damage from faulty plumbing is a very common issue that can haunt you for years to come causing saturation that you may not be able to see, and in turn will result in mold. Once mold is present, a mold remediation company has to be brought in for the removal as it is then considered hazardous to your health. A mold issue can result in drywall needing to be removed, shower pans or even tile needing to be taken out or other areas in your home that can result in a higher repair bill at the end of the day.
  • Asbestos Removal - Homes built prior to 1950 very well could have asbestos. Asbestos is a group of minerals that were in building materials during early years. The fibrous material is very hazardous and should be dealt with by a professional abatement company. The EPA does regulate specific steps that have to be taken when removing asbestos due to how easily it can be inhaled causing health risks to you and your family.
  • Roofing Repairs – Though roofing may not seem as complicated as some of the other repairs needed on your home, it proves to be just as dangerous unless your home has a very flat or low roof. Falls result in thousands of deaths each year and should not be taken lightly. A good roofing company will not only repair the leak, but will water test the area to make sure that all is sealed. There is nothing worse than doing a repair and fixing the damage, only to find out after the next rain that it wasn’t properly sealed and needs additional repairs.
  • Natural Gas – Natural gas leaks can go undetected causing risk of major damage to your home. If a repair is not done properly and results in a leak that is unnoticed, it can cause deadly gasses to get in your home, which are also highly combustible. The smallest of a spark could catch your home on fire and put your family in harm’s way. Professionals are trained to deal with these type of issues and will make sure that it is fixed the first time.
  • Electrical Repairs and Projects – Faulty electric causes 20,0000-30,000 home fires annually. Simple repairs, if not done properly can become quite dangerous. Electrical repairs can be a very time consuming task as well. Anytime you attempt to access electrical issues in your home, always make sure to turn off the electricity. A simple tip like that can save your life, but we still recommend you leave electrical fixes to the experts.
  • Termites – Termite infestation can be tricky, as they can be in your home for quite some time without any evidence. Chewing into the lumber in your home, these pests can cause major structural damage if not dealt with properly and completely taken care of. Not to mention, the professionals are mandated to keep up with current and proper chemical use by the EPA and Structural Pest Control Commission, along with providing you with a warranty on their treatment.
  • Hiring a professional to do major repairs on your home will not only save you time and money, but will keep you and your family safe. Skip the inconveniences and the headaches, and call a professional when in doubt.

Talking to a general contractor in Phoenix will help you access your next project. The team at Todd Whittaker Drywall (TWD) can assist you with the tools you need to make an informed decision when it comes to any home improvement repair needed in your home. As a general contractor, they can provide you the ease of working with one company for all of your needs, whereas other companies may only be able to provide work for their specific trade leading you to juggling multiple repair companies. You can find TWD and information on all of their services at www.twdaz.com.