While you may tackle DIY projects around the house, there are some tasks that are worth hiring a professional to complete. Here are 5 instances where you’ll be glad you left the work to the pros.

It’s Worth Hiring a Professional for Radon Testing

If you have never tested your home for radon, it is important to do so. Radon is a dangerous gas that is present at some level in most homes. It is known to cause lung cancer after prolonged exposure to high levels. A radon test is the only way to learn if mitigation is necessary.

DIY kits are available for radon testing, but using them is not recommended. They are often inaccurate due to sub-par equipment and user error. Radon testing is one of the most important home services that is worth hiring a professional to complete.

Electrical Repairs

Electricians go through extensive training in order to perform their jobs safely and skillfully. An amateur should not attempt to make electrical repairs or upgrades. Faulty electrical wiring is one of the top causes of house fires. Because of this risk, you should always hire a certified and insured electrician to complete electrical tasks.

Home Inspections are Worth Hiring a Professional For

Professional home inspectors are trained to spot issues that are not apparent to the average homeowner. Never skip a home inspection when making a home purchase or have a friend or family member complete the inspection.

While your friend or family member may be knowledgeable and handy, there is no substitute for a licensed and certified professional who has been hired to conduct a thorough inspection of the whole house. An inspector will give you a detailed and easy-to-read digital report that you can refer to in the future.

Exterior Painting

Painting the exterior of a house can be a complicated and sometimes dangerous job. While you may be comfortable with painting interior walls, painting the exterior is a whole different story. For the best results, hire a professional painting crew to tackle this difficult task.

Chimney Cleaning

Like electrical hazards, a dirty chimney can cause a fire. It is important to have the chimney cleaned at least once each year. Cleaning a chimney isn’t a task well-suited for the average homeowner. Professional chimney sweeps have the expertise and equipment to complete this job effectively, making it worth hiring a professional.

Altamont Inspections provides home inspections to Western North Carolina. Contact us to schedule an appointment.