In a recent article from Home Builder Magazine, blogger Bob Weinstein explains the risks of taking on DIY home renovation projects.
DIY Renos Can be Illegal & Dangerous
“Many homeowners don’t think twice about knocking down walls to create an open floor plan, he noted. But homeowners fail to consider that removing an unwanted wall could jeopardize the integrity of a home’s structure. The repercussions could be devastating and dangerous. The website Doityourself.com, also points out that some actions can be illegal. Removing old insulation or aging drywall, for example, could mean breaking laws concerning the disposal of asbestos. Potential health problems from asbestos exposure include scarring of the lungs and even lung cancer, according to the Government of Canada. For most homeowners, hiring a professional contractor is not only a smart move—it could be the safest decision.”
Read the full article here: http://www.homebuildercanada.com/news/news180827-DIY.renos.htm
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