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 Trades training manager Andy Anderson trains tradespeople who work for the RACV 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.