Do-it-yourself or DIY home maintenance tasks can save you money, but not every chore is appropriate for homeowners. Here are five tasks that should be left to the professionals if possible.
1. Duct Cleaning
Professionals usually recommend tackling this home task every three to five years. While you can theoretically clean ducts, you’ll need to rent a duct cleaner. However, a better bet is to call a technician who can bring the right equipment for the job.
2. Clean Your Gutters
Cleaning the gutters is a task that should be done twice a year. Rather than climb up on the ladders and do it yourself, consider hiring a pro. They’ll suck out the gunk from your gutters, make sure the gutters are properly attached to the home, and even give the exterior of the gutters a nice cleaning.
3. Repair/Replace Your Roof
Roofs should be inspected annually. By keeping up with minor repairs that come up during inspections, you can prolong the life of your roof. Roofing technicians know what to look for during a roof inspection and how to diagnose and fix roofing issues. They also know how to do it safely. They’re the first ones you should call when it comes to roof repair or roof replacement.
4. Routine Inspections
Most people aren’t experts in how to repair HVAC equipment, garage doors, a washer/dryer, and other necessary home features. Rather than try to DIY this one (or worse, ignore it because things seem to be working okay), call on a trusted professional once a year.
5. HVAC Replacement
HVAC systems should be inspected once a year, ideally before the heating or cooling season begins. An annual inspection tunes up the system, so it’s ready to go and can help prevent unwelcome surprises. The task is too complex for the average homeowner, who could make things worse by trying to troubleshoot a problem. Always call a professional HVAC technician to clean the system, inspect all components, and make sure everything is in good working order.
Summer is the perfect time to schedule roof repair or gutter work. You can get the work done while the weather is nice, then enjoy peace of mind that your roof is intact or your gutters will help drain rain away from your home. To get a quote for roofing work or gutter repair, contact us.