Signs it is time to call in an expert
It’s great to be handy – but sometimes, it’s best to leave it to the professionals.
While there are plenty of jobs around the house you can learn and safely attempt yourself – changing a light bulb, painting a wall – with the big home projects and emergencies, it’s best to call in a qualified expert.
RACV’s Home Trades and Services training manager Andy Anderson trains tradespeople who work for RACV’s Emergency Home Assist team, who are there to help members in the case of a home emergency like a burst pipe or broken window.
Much of the time, Anderson says that callouts are the result of poorly done DIY jobs that have been a “ticking time bomb”.
Here, he recommends the jobs around the home best left to an expert.