The Ultimate Home Repairs You Should Never Do Yourself Quiz
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 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
Before you start certain electrical repairs you need a __ to get the work done.
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?
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?
How many people in the U.S. die each year from carbon monoxide poisoning?