Did you know that the bank holiday Easter weekend usually marks the start of the DIY Season! The nights are getting lighter, the weather (hopefully) is starting to improve and the British public start looking around their homes to see what improvements and enhancements they can make!
Giving your home a bit of a spruce up is fantastic and with all of the offers on DIY products such as paint and wall paper it’s no surprise that people are taking advantage of the deals out there and looking at ways in which to improve their homes.
With the abundance of magazines, online blogs and videos all dedicated to inspiring you and advising you on how to achieve new looks for your home, people can be lured into a false sense of security that they can undertake these improvements themselves as these articles can make the jobs look so easy, but did you know that according to a survey carried out by Zurich Insurance one in six homeowners who have attempted home improvements themselves have had to call out professionals to fix their mistakes!
Whilst it may be a bit of an inconvenience, and possibly a bit embarrassing to call out the decorators to fix your wonky or mismatched attempt at wallpapering, it’s a totally different matter if you’re having to call out a plumber or heating engineer to fix pipes that you’ve burst whilst drilling holes into walls for your new shelves, or to fix that radiator that you took off the wall only to find when you put it back on your heating doesn’t work properly. These mistakes can not only end up costing you a whole lot more than you anticipated to fix, they can also put you and your family’s health and safety at risk.
Undertaking your own DIY can be very liberating and satisfying, but your home is your sanctuary and you need to make sure that what your undertaking is done safely. When it comes to things that involve plumbing, heating or electrics it’s important to engage the services of qualified professionals, not only for the peace of mind that the work is done correctly, but also to comply with Water and Building Regulations which if not adhered to could put you and your family at risk and also invalidate your home insurance.
Call Home Services Assistance on 0333 313 3134 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for advice before you start any of your home improvements.