Re: DIY, Repair, advice thread
Being a long time homeowner, and my husband having construction background, plus working where I do....these things have given me a lot of knowledge about my home and its construction. I love having this knowledge. Before I had it, houses and how they are built was such a mystery to me that it seemed overwhelming to try to imagine doing major or even minor house projects. It was intimidating. Now? Nothing scares me. I've redone most of my house, a fair bit of it myself. If I have a fire or flood or electrical or plumbing issue, I know how to handle it or who to call. That gives me a lot of peace of mind.
Working for the disaster restoration company has also given me peace of mind, because now if a bigger problem like that occurs I know who to call and that they will take care of me. Before working there I did not understand how all of that worked and it also intimidated me. Like if I imagined having a fire it really freaked me out. Now that I understand the process that happens after a fire, I feel a lot better.
There are still many if not most projects that we do ourselves. But we know which parts of a job to hire out, and also have trusted people to call.