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Plumbing & Electrical Work: When to Call in the Pros


Might be time to pick up the phone and call a plumber.
Might be time to pick up the phone and call a plumber.
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Tackling DIY projects has become a new American pasttime. Regular Joes, who formerly couldn't tell a hammer from a crow bar, are now empowered to be their own contractors thanks to helpful information from popular home renovation TV shows and information found online. But there are some projects fit for a novice and some that are best left to professionals. Here are a few examples of doable projects, and ones that require a phone call to the pros.


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