Do you love to learn new skills and take on new tasks? While this is an admirable trait, you need to know when to leave the repairs to the pros. Many professionals’ years of training and experience can’t be replaced by reading a blog or watching online videos. Here are some things you should never attempt to fix yourself.
Water Well Maintenance
Whether you need to maintain the pump or replace it, you never want to do it yourself. You could find that you introduce harmful bacteria into the well or accidentally drop your tools into it. Also, if you rely on a submersible pump for your well, you could accidentally electrocute yourself.
If you have a maintenance technician from a well and pump company Naples FL come out every two or three years, your costs will end up being less than if you were to damage the system and need to replace it.
Repair Anything Electrical
While changing out a ceiling fixture or a light switch plate isn’t too difficult for most people to do, if you have any electrical issue beyond that, you want to rely on an electrician for the repair. Electricians understand the mechanics behind how appliances and homes are wired and the different voltage amounts that items can handle. If you try to replace the wiring or fusebox in your home, you could get seriously hurt or cause a fire.
Oil Tank Abandonment
If you have recently changed your heating source from an oil-run furnace, you need to know what to do with your oil tank. You likely can’t remove it from your property because you’ll end up causing damage, or it won’t be cost-effective. So, you have to leave it in place, which is also known as abandoning it.
Because many steps are required to do the abandonment, and the oil and sludge are considered hazardous waste, it is against the law to do this work yourself. If you do it yourself, you could face huge fines and maybe even jail time. You could also contaminate the groundwater and soil around you.v