I used to have the mindset that I would do every possible thing for myself to avoid hiring professionals at whatever rate they charge.
This is a bad system for a number of reasons, in area because there are plenty of jobs that need to be trusted to a professional of some kind. You don’t go on Youtube to learn how to do surgery on your leg, that’s why hospitals exist. Nor would most novices attempt to repair their engine if they had never earned instructional advice firsthand from someone with mechanical skills. But it’s easy to get arrogant and overconfident in a single’s abilities if success is achieved more than once. I did a fairly good job painting our house last summer, and this lit a fire under myself and others that had myself and others thinking I could start remodeling the whole house while landscaping the yard in the process. However, our driveway was seriously dirty and no amount of scrubbing with a brush would get rid of the dark stains. I had seen our acquaintance cleaning his driveway with a pressure washer in the past, so I figured it would be easy enough to buy a single and do it myself. I should have called a pressure washing repair or some kind of cleaning business, however instead I tried it myself and stupidly wore flip flops while doing it. I wasn’t careful while aiming the pressure washer and I hit our foot, slicing the skin open in the process. I rushed myself to the ER and was feeling lightheaded from the blood loss. This time I called a professional pressure washing repair to scrub our driveway and rid it of stains. The next thing I’ll do is call a grout cleaning repair to make our tile floors look like new again.