Home Jobs I Won’t Touch With A Ten Foot Pole!


There are certain jobs around the home that I’ll happily take care of myself. Other’s I’ll simply call in the experts and leave it to them. There are various reasons why I won’t even attempt jobs like this. Either, they are too unpleasant or any attempt might mean that I make matters worse. Here are some of the jobs that I recommend are always best left to the experts.

Unclogging The Toilet

It’s not fun, it’s not pleasant, and it’s not something that you want to take care of. Who know’s why the toilet has become clogged? All that matters is that things are no longer flushing. Now you’ve got a nasty problem with a smell that is starting to spread through the entire house. What do you do? To unclog a toilet, one of the things that you’ll need is a plunger. I don’t know about you, but I don’t have one of these tools lying around. Luckily, a blocked toilet left to the professionals can be sorted in minutes. You don’t have to get your hands dirty, and you can spray a scented can around to get rid of the smell.

Deal With The Dodgy Drain

A similar issue is a blocked drain in either the shower, the sink or the bath. Usually, it’s the shower, and it’s often the case of hair dropping off your head, clogging up the drain. In fact, if you do have a clogged drain, there’s a good chance you’re going bald. I’m kidding, of course, it’s just natural hair loss that everyone experiences without realising through the day. After a couple of weeks, though, that hair will build up in the drain. Then you’ll have a pool of water around your feet while you shower. To deal with this issue, you’ll need to take the drain apart and reach down. Again, this isn’t fun. That’s why I let the plumber handle it.

Bugs, Beasties And Vermin

Look I’m not a coward, and like any respectable homeowner, I can deal with the odd spider or bug. An infestation, on the other hand, is another matter. The truth is that you shouldn’t even bother trying. If you have a room crawling with bugs, ant traps aren’t going to cut it. You need an exterminator to fix the issue. Otherwise, you might as well call those bugs your new house guests. Animals are worse, and it is incredibly important you can rid of an animal that’s come to stay as quickly as possible. They can spread disease and can be dangerous in a home with children.

Muck In The Gutters

I don’t mind cleaning out the gutters because it’s messy. I mind because it involves climbing a ladder, two storeys up! That is not my idea of a good way to spend a Saturday morning. In fact, I don’t think anyone should be doing this if they haven’t been trained. It’s just too easy for the ladder to slip and you to fall. You don’t even want to think about the type of injuries you can get from a two storey fall.

Are these the jobs you leave to the experts, or are there others that you hate more?

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