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The Ultimate Home Repairs You Should Never Do Yourself Quiz
by Staff
It can be tempting for a keen DIY-er to want to do all home repairs. But there are some home repairs that you should never attempt to do yourself. If you think you know when it is time to call in a professional for the job, see how you fare in this quiz!

What sort of plumbing repairs are safe to attempt on your own?

  • re-routing sewer pipes
  • changing a shower head
  • extending hot water lines

What tool is required for work done on copper pipes and should only be used by someone experienced?

  • a blow torch
  • a saw
  • a screw driver

What do you need to do before you start any electrical work?

  • Get a permit.
  • Put on safety glasses.
  • Turn the power off.

What tool is it worth investing in when attempting minor electrical repairs?

  • a screw driver
  • a volt meter
  • an insulator

Before you start certain electrical repairs you need a __ to get the work done.

  • permit
  • contract
  • helper

Building codes have been instituted for safety purposes. When might they affect you?

  • if you are wanting to buy a home
  • if you are trying to make minor repairs
  • if you are trying to sell your home

Why was asbestos such a popular material?

  • It is a good insulator.
  • It is a cheap product.
  • It is environmentally friendly.

In what year was asbestos use banned?

  • 1989
  • 1991
  • 1993

Why are their laws requiring a professional to remove asbestos from buildings?

  • Asbestos in your walls can harm you.
  • Asbestos in your walls can harm your neighbors.
  • Both of the above.

What is the main reason why you should hire a professional to help you with roof repairs?

  • It is tiring work.
  • It is easy to fall.
  • It is very complicated.

On what sort of roof might you try some minor roof repairs?

  • on a second-storey flat roof
  • on a first-story roof with a slight slope
  • on a first-story roof with a large slope

What should you make sure of before attempting roof repairs?

  • that someone is home
  • that you have health insurance
  • that you are not scared of heights

Which part of gas repairs usually lead to gas leaks?

  • shutting off the gas supply
  • unhooking the gas pipes
  • hooking the gas pipes back up

What substance may leak from a gas pipe that has not been hooked up properly?

  • carbon monoxide
  • carbon dioxide
  • nitrogen

How many people in the U.S. die each year from carbon monoxide poisoning?

  • 100
  • 250
  • 400