With social media platforms such as Instagram and Youtube democratizing knowledge, almost everyone from every part of the world has access to any kind of information they need – whether it’s building a car or learning how to paint a fence.
This has been one of the most motivating factors that have prompted people to learn valuable life skills, while also turning these skills into hobbies and discovering how they can learn to complete even the toughest tasks for free, without the need of professional assistance.
While this is great, it has also led to many accidents and mistakes. We’re not just talking about physically dangerous accidents, but accidents that harm or permanently damage appliances, machinery, or other physical objects too.
That’s why we put together this vital list of 3 things you should never try to do yourself in 2022, since there are a number of things which could go wrong and eventually cost you more than you end up saving.
Let’s get started!
1. Never repair your Air Conditioner on your own
Air conditioners are one of the appliances in everyone’s home that regularly needs to be serviced or simply stops working – because it’s used almost all the time, especially in hot or humid areas.
While it may seem tempting to get your hands dirty the next time it needs to be serviced or something needs to be fixed, we urge you to resist that feeling because there are so many things that could possibly go wrong.
For instance, you could lose out on your warranty if you mess with it before the service engineer has a look. This is something you wouldn’t want to lose, because ACs are expensive and you need to hold on to that warranty card for future needs.
Secondly, even if you do know exactly what’s wrong with the AC, there’s a high chance that you don’t have the right parts to fix the issue. And ordering these from a supplier won’t guarantee an immediate delivery.
Instead, it’s best to call a service technician to repair your AC. Not only will they get the job done quicker, but you also won’t lose your warranty, accidentally damage the refrigerant, or shell out an extravagant amount while trying to source parts from another supplier.
2. Termite control – it’s a lot harder than you think
If you notice termites damaging one of your door or window frames, you may assume that the simplest way to get rid of the problem is to treat the affected area with a pesticide and wait to see the results.
However, this is rarely a good idea, because if you’re seeing termites eat away at a door frame, they’re likely already spread all over the house – you just can’t see it yet. Termites spread like wildfire, and treating just one area is not going to do you any good. Instead, get the help of a professional who can then treat the entire house, based on how bad the infestation is.
The good thing is they’ll also know what kind of pesticides should be used and what should be avoided for your home specifically, based on how it’s built and what materials are used.
This way, you’ll actually end up saving a lot while also getting rid of the problem completely, instead of having to repeatedly expose yourself to chemicals time and time again.
3. Gas appliance repairs – these can be extremely dangerous
It goes without saying that if you have a gas stove or any other appliance that uses gas in your home, make sure that you don’t try to service or fix it yourself.
This is because it’s very easy to miss small gas leaks, which could end in life-threatening accidents. Be sure to hire a professional and also have them test it multiple times before you start using the appliance again.