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3 Home Repairs Only a Professional Should Make

Oct 7, 2020 | Blog

Home repairs can often seem like a constant problem. After one thing is fixed, another problem arises. This can be frustrating and expensive for any homeowner. It may even prompt some homeowners to take care of these problems themselves. There are a variety of repairs and maintenance projects that can be easily done by the homeowner. A little research and some effort can often save the homeowner money by fixing the problem themselves. Unfortunately, not every home repair is a problem that can be fixed with the help of a Youtube video. There are some home repairs only a professional should make.

These repairs take in-depth knowledge and experience to ensure the job is done properly. Without the right training, not only can these unskilled repairs cause more damage to the home, but they can also be dangerous. These three home repairs should always be done by a professional.

Cooling System Not Cooling

When the temperatures get high, homeowners enjoy coming home to the comfort of their air-conditioned home. But when the air conditioner is not running properly, it cannot cool the home to the level of comfort needed.

Many homeowners may attempt to try to fix this problem themselves. Unfortunately, without the right knowledge and experience, they may find themselves in over their head. When facing any kind of air conditioning repair, it is important to trust a professional with this problem for several reasons.

It may not be the air conditioning unit. There are many reasons why an air conditioning system may not be cooling a home. Sometimes, it is due to an electrical problem or some other issue outside of the unit. Making repairs on the unit could cause further damage and increase the costs of repair.

There are also issues with insurance and warranties on the system. If the repairs are made by someone other than a professional, this can void any potential assistance available for these problems. It is important to check the details of the warranty on the system.

Without the right know-how, these repairs could also leave the home at risk for fires and other damages to the home. If this damage is caused by unqualified repairs, it could void any likelihood of insurance paying for the cost of these problems.  

It will also be faster to have the system repaired by a trained professional. They are able to identify problems quickly and have access to any parts or materials needed for the repair. This can help get the home back to normal in little time. All in all, a broken down A/C is one of those home repairs only a professional should make.

Clogged Drains or Leaky Pipes

At some point or another, every homeowner faces an issue with a clogged drain or a leaky pipe. There are many products on the market that are advertised to be quick fixes for many of these problems. Unfortunately, these quick fixes could actually cause more problems for homeowners.

When water does not seem to drain properly, it is usually due to some type of clog in the drainage system. Unfortunately, it can be hard to tell what kind of clog it is or even where exactly it is located. Reaching for a plunger or drain cleaner may actually cause more problems.

A plunger can actually push a clog further down the drain. This could potentially lead to clogging in the main drain line of the home. This can make it impossible for any waste-water to drain. Chemical products to clear the drain can be dangerous and may even damage the plumbing in the home.

Leaky pipes can cause a major mess in a home and potentially lead to mold growth and other damage. These problems require quick action and proper repair to ensure the leak is stopped. Patching kits are not the answer. These things are often only temporary. Eventually, the leak will return and may even be worse.

A trained professional can identify a clog and take steps to remove it safely. Even leaks are an easy fix for a professional. They understand the plumbing system and can handle any plumbing repair easily without causing further damage to the home.

Flickering Lights

Electricity is a necessary part of any home. It provides the power needed to keep the lights on and run the various appliances and electronics needed for a comfortable life. Even a minor electrical problem can cripple the functions of the home. This can make it tempting to try to manage these repairs on one’s own.

It is strongly recommended that any electrical work is only performed by a trained professional electrician.  A professional has been trained to properly manage all types of electrical repair. They can find the root of the problem and take action immediately to get the home back to normal.

Electricity is very dangerous. One wrong move can cause serious injuries or could even be fatal. This makes it important before any repairs are made, the electricity needs to be completely turned off. This allows for repairs to be performed safely without the risk of electrical shock.

Another safety aspect that makes it important to hire a professional is the risk of fire in the home. If electrical wiring is not properly installed, when the electricity is turned back on, it can ignite a fire in the home. Sometimes, these fires may not occur until later due to the improper installation of wiring.

A professional can ensure that all wiring is installed safely and properly to reduce any risk of an electrical fire. They can also perform these repairs quicker than someone who is inexperienced. This can get the home back to being safe, comfortable, and working properly for everyone in the household.

Although home maintenance and repairs can seem like a costly endeavor, it is important to not take shortcuts when dealing with any of these issues. By hiring a professional, homeowners can save time, money, and a whole lot of headaches.

For the safety of you, your family, and your home, always know when to call a professional. Air & Energy can provide professional solutions for any air conditioning, electrical, or plumbing problem your home may have. Our family business is dedicated to providing quality service you can count on for those home repairs only a professional should make.

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