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3 home improvement jobs to leave to the pros


3 home improvement jobs to leave to the pros

While we would all like to think of ourselves as Canada’s top handyman, there are some jobs best left to the experts. When carrying out renovations on your home, be careful not to think you can do it all; this spells danger! If you don’t know how to do something, then call an expert! Here are a few jobs to consider calling in the experts for.


Gas is a dangerous source to be playing with. Whether you are linking a line to a BBQ, fireplace, or need work on your heating - call in a professional. They will be able to carry out the work safely and do all the necessary checks.


We all like a little firework display, but not in our homes. If you are looking to carry our electrical work then ask an expert. They will be able to make sure that standards are met, everything is wired properly and the breakers aren’t over worked. Oh, and make sure you stay safe in the process.

Knocking down walls

Who doesn’t like to feel like superman and smash through a wall? However, you don’t want to be smashing through a support wall. An expert will be able to tell you if the wall you require to rid of is a support wall (weight-bearing and/or supporting the structure) or if it is a cosmetic wall that can be torn down.

If you do decide to go ahead with any of the above, then make sure that have the required permits and follow up with the required safety checks. Don’t put yourself in danger in order to save a buck.

By Sarah Hoy

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