Hiring a professional technician may be pricy, but most professionals will save you time, headaches, and money in the long run. Below are five home repairs to leave to professional and licensed technicians and repair people.
1. The Pipes are Leaking.
There are many signs that your pipes are leaking beneath your house, such as an unexplainedly high water bill, the sudden growth of mold or mildew, or standing water outside. You will most likely have a hard time knowing how to find a slab leak (a leak in underground pipes), so you should hire a leak detection company to do the work for you before the leak becomes a more serious problem.
2. You Smell Gas.
If you smell gas or hear an odd hissing noise that could signify a gas leak, then you need to act quickly and not attempt to find or fix the problem. Gas leaks are dangerous for your family for many reasons, so you should evacuate the area and call for professional (and emergency) assistance immediately.
3. Your Roof is Damaged in a Storm.
A damaged roof should be inspected by a professional roofing company to isolate the problem area or make the executive decision that a new roof is needed unless you have the qualifications to make this decision. Putting on a new roof is a time consuming, very physical job that you may want to leave to a well-practiced and efficient crew.
4. The Foundation is Sinking.
A sinking foundation is a problem that usually occurs when concrete is sinking or bowing in, or there are large cracks in the outside walls of the house. Foundation issues are corrected using delicate processes known as slab-jacking and hydraulic jacking. This type of work should be left to a reputable repair company.
You should consider calling a professional repair technician for the above four home issues.