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Refreshing your home and tackling those long-awaited home repair tasks is exciting, especially entering summertime. However, homeowners, as you dive into your DIY projects, make sure you know when it’s time to call in the experts. We at American Restoration Water & Fire, put together this guide to help you navigate your DIY home restoration projects and understand when professional assistance is essential.

When to Call in the Professionals

Before we dive into some examples of repairs that are perfect DIY projects for homeowners, let’s discuss when expert assistance is necessary.

  • Water Damage from Storms or Flooding: Large-scale water damage can cause a multitude of issues from structural damage to unseen mold growth within the foundations of your home. Our professional team has the tools and expertise needed to properly address these damages and ensure your home remains safe and sound.
  • Mold Infestation: Toxic mold varieties pose serious health risks and require professional removal. We can identify and safely eradicate mold from your home, ensuring your safety and health. Contact us for a consultation if you are experiencing mold growth in your home.
  • Other Exposure to Toxic Materials Some older homes may contain hazardous materials such as asbestos or lead paint. Professional assistance is essential for safely removing these toxins and maintaining a healthy living environment.
  • Smoke and Fire Damage: Experts at American Restoration Water & Fire can assess the extent of smoke and fire damage after a disaster as well as use our specialized equipment to remove soot and smoke from furniture, floors and walls to prevent lasting health risks.

While we advise professional help with these various home repair issues, there are many manageable DIY home restoration projects you can take on to upgrade your living space.

DIY Projects for Your Home

  • Painting and Patching: Cosmetic repairs are among the simplest DIY projects. Painting walls and ceilings, patching holes and replacing damaged tiles or grout are all projects that will only cost you a quick trip to the hardware store. Other cosmetic repairs include DIY backsplashes to add color to any room such as your kitchen or upgrading wallpaper.
  • Basic Electrical and Plumbing Work: Simple fixes such as replacing a showerhead, tightening pipe connections, resetting circuit breakers and unclogging drains do not always require the help of a professional. However, always err on the side of caution if you are not confident that you can complete these home repair tasks on your own. Experts are always here to help!
  • Outdoor Maintenance: Summer is the ideal time for outdoor home repair. Cleaning and repairing gutters, replacing or repainting fences and planting new greenery are great DIY projects to enhance your home’s aesthetic.

Homeowners can take on these DIY home restoration tasks in order to manage budgets when dealing with minor or quick fixes. However, it’s best to understand when the situation demands a professional. Knowing when to handle a home repair project yourself and when to seek help will, in the end, save time, money and stress while possibly saving your home from further damage.

For any large projects requiring professional attention, contact us today! Our expert teams are here to help restore your home efficiently and safely.