The ability to differentiate between home repairs and improvements that you can make yourself and those that will require the help of a contractor is a very important skill to have. Not only will this skill prevent you from spending more money than you need to on professional services, but it will also help you to avoid costly mistakes by attempting DIY projects that are out of your league. It is my hope that this information contained in this blog will help you to obtain this skill. More importantly, it is my hope that once you have identified a project you wish to take on, this information in this blog will help you to get the job done.
23 June 2017
If you recently bought an older home that you believe was thoroughly inspected by a home inspector prior to closing, there's one thing that may not have been included in the inspection process—the sewer system. In many cases, home inspectors don't inspect sewer systems because they are under the ground and, therefore, difficult to inspect. Homes built in the late 1800's to early 1900's typically have clay pipes. If your home was constructed during this time frame, it's a good idea to have your sewer lines fully inspected and repaired or replaced as necessary.