This one is for all you DIY lovers out there.
If you’re dipping your toes into the waters of DIY, beware — you’ll be in the deep end before you know it. There are a few types of repairs that, while they may seem easy, can lead to a full-blown disaster if executed improperly.
Contractors or plumbers— this article is for the home maintenance novice or enthusiast.
Leaky faucet? No big deal — “I’ll just watch a YouTube video on how to repair it.”
Fast forward to an hour later: the faucet is totally gone and, somehow, there’s water jetting out of the valve like a fire hydrant. This is bad.
Let’s press the pause button.
If you’re in a situation where you’re trying to do your own plumbing, it’s probably a good idea to go ahead and stop. If you mess up, at the very least you’re out some time and money. On the other end of the spectrum, you could be looking at some serious water damage and subsequent repairs. If you’ve got a serious situation on your hands, turn off the water line and call a plumber.
Tile & Grout Work
When you invest money into new tile, whether it’s for your kitchen, bathroom, mudroom, backsplash or anywhere else in the home, you want to ensure that your investment looks good.
For the inexperienced, tile work might seem simple — like a jigsaw puzzle, right?
Well, for starters, there are some special tools you’ll need like a masonry saw for one. Additionally, there’s the issue of doing the grout.
Grout is essential, and it’s easy to botch it.
If you want it done right and you want it to look good, get off YouTube lest you run the risk of becoming a Pinterest Fail Horror Story.
We’re not saying you can’t do your own tile work — far from it. Maybe you totally can. But, if you’re unsure of your skills, make the simple choice and hire a pro.
Before you hop on the ladder, make sure you’ve got your insurance policies nearby. Just kidding, but keep in mind that, in addition to working with materials like tar and shingles, you’ll be up on a roof. The roof isn’t a place most of us feel comfortable moving around and doing physical work. And, unless you’ve worked in contractor or roofing jobs, there’s a learning curve.
Gutter Cleaning & Repair
Much like the vertical challenge involved with roofing, gutter work takes you back up to the roof and to its very edge. Flushing leaves out of gutters sounds simple, but it’s not necessarily safe.
If you want to ensure that your gutters are in good shape and that you don’t have to don’t have to climb a ladder, you can purchase a service plan with Ned Stevens.
Our service plans ensure that you’ll get year-round periodic coverage that keeps your gutters cleared and gets you discounts other services — some of which include soft washing, underground drain snaking, gutter repair and dryer vent cleaning.
Your home is one of your most important assets, and keeping it in great shape — that should always be a top priority.
At Ned Stevens, we guarantee you’ll be satisfied with our work or we’ll come back out and make it right.
Call us today to get a quote or click below to claim your $50 off coupon for your first Diamond Service Plan.