Contrary to popular belief, “Do It Yourself” projects might not be the best route to take. In fact, we’re learning that DIY projects can even decrease the value of your home rather than increase it. That’s why GetAssist encourages you to err on the side of caution and leave it to the professionals! Simply Make A Request on GetAssist for help from nearby pros.
You don’t want to keep band-aiding
DIY-ing the occasional *simple* home project is understandable, but trouble can arise when you band-aid the same issue or other smaller-scale issues. These small DIY projects can mask dangers and create compromised functionality of processes or mechanisms throughout your home. It’s best to completely nip things in the bud as they occur, so be sure to #MakeARequest on GetAssist for help from experts near you!
Don’t shrug off code compliance
Taking things into our own hands can feel like the simplest way to tackle a project, but it’s O.K. to admit when things are over our heads. Professionals are much more knowledgeable when it comes to codes, compliance and laws that pertain to home updating. Don’t risk your life or being served a hefty fine! Instead, let GetAssist pair you with nearby skilled experts. After all, “Buyers are not interested in purchasing liabilities along with a house,” according to an investigative blog by the Chicago Tribune.
You can’t always trust online videos
Although the advent of the internet has made it easier to obtain information, it’s important to understand that some sources can’t be trusted to provide fully accurate information. The same is true with YouTube tutorials or other online videos– they usually provide instruction for a specific niche of a product and rarely consider variables that could make projects different for each person. With so much subjectivity, it’s best to not rely on instructional videos.
Don’t pollute your air
Moisture, mold, dirt and other toxins can live in the depths of our homes, whether we like it or not. Even worse, they’re very easily kicked up into the air when diving into projects. That’s why it’s important to be 100% aware of safety measures to reduce the amount of air pollution. For example, there are specific air filters, vent seals, dehumidifiers and other apparatuses that must be used in order to ensure safe air flow and purification.
With so much risk involved with DIY projects, we hope you’ll allow GetAssist to connect you with nearby experts whenever you need a project or task completed. As always, just #MakeARequest and GetAssist will handle the rest!