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17 Home Projects You Should Never Try to DIY

Best Life Logo By Sarah Crow of Best Life | Slide 1 of 18: Home maintenance is undeniably expensive. Something as seemingly simple as a minor plumbing leak or fallen gutter can set you back hundreds—if not thousands—of dollars in repairs, especially if the issue isn't attended to in a timely manner. So it's no surprise that many homeowners are eager to DIY their own home repairs whenever possible, not only saving them a lot of cash but giving them a sense of pride when they finish the project, too. The only problem? In many cases, handling those home repairs yourself isn't such a smart idea—and could even be a potentially dangerous one. With the help of top home improvement professionals, we've rounded up the home projects you should never try to DIY. And for more household errors to avoid, check out these 50 Home Maintenance Mistakes Everyone Needs to Stop Making in 2020.

Home maintenance is undeniably expensive. Something as seemingly simple as a minor plumbing leak or fallen gutter can set you back hundreds—if not thousands—of dollars in repairs, especially if the issue isn't attended to in a timely manner. So it's no surprise that many homeowners are eager to DIY their own home repairs whenever possible, not only saving them a lot of cash but giving them a sense of pride when they finish the project, too. The only problem? In many cases, handling those home repairs yourself isn't such a smart idea—and could even be a potentially dangerous one. With the help of top home improvement professionals, we've rounded up the home projects you should never try to DIY. And for more household errors to avoid, check out these 50 Home Maintenance Mistakes Everyone Needs to Stop Making in 2020.

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