You Can’t Do Everything By Yourself

diy-hardware-1219993As local business owners, we make the mistake of thinking that we can always do everything by ourselves. In some cases this may be true but for most people it is not.

The reason why most people think that it is better to do it by ourselves is because it is cheaper and it will save us a lot time. Again this is true but there are some other factors that most people fail to consider and that is time and quality. For example I can pay a professional painter $500 to paint my whole living room or I can save $500 and just do the job myself.

The problem with that is the quality of your job. You level of quality of painting is not going to be as good as the person who does this kind of work every single day for the past ten years. While it may take the painter to complete the job in 4 hours, it make take you 8-12 hours.

What if you happpened to fall off the ladder trying to paint those 20 foot high ceilings because you are afraid of heights.

Another good example is a good friend of mine who owns his own limo service company. You can check out his Temecula Limo website here. On one of his 14 passenger stretch SUV limousines had a cracked windshield and he thought it would be best if he can just do the repair himself.

He mentioned that he saw a video tutorial on YouTube on how to replace a cracked windshields for limousines and it seemed pretty easy and straight forward. He tried to justify his reasoning by thinking about all the money he would be saving if he didn’t have to hire someone to fixed every windshield on his limo fleet consisting of ten limousines ranging from a stretch white Hummer, a black stretch Lincoln, or his 16 passenger limo black Ford Excursion.

cracked-1208402Installing his first windshield, he did a good job which was what he thought until a couple months down the road, the began to notice some water leaking through the cracks. It appeared that he didn’t do a good job on the insulation part. So eventually he had to hire a professional to come out and fix his mistakes.

He not only wasted the time doing it himself but most importantly, he should of been focusing on the business instead of being busy in the business. Which is a common mistake most business owners make when trying to do it all by themselves.

So let this be a good insight and lesson to those who own their own business whether its a limo service business or a window repair shop.


What to Do when You Need Repairs

Get-Your-Car-Repair-QuestionsMany people consider that if an item breaks – no matter the item – they can repair it by themselves. In some cases it is true, but in other cases, this is simply impossible as some items – appliances, electrical devices, cars, etc – need special maintenance and repair services.

The truth is that most of the people don’t realize the importance of professional interventions for the things that 3D Mechanics with toolsbreak in their house or around their house. This is a big mistake, as most of the times, if they try to repair something, they break it even further and apart from this, they also lose the warranty of the product.

Here’s what to do in different cases:

The Car

Yes, the car is very important and everyone knows this. However, if you need auto mechanic repairs, in most of the times you need the help of specialists. There are not many things you can do, as all the cars today are mostly electronic, with incorporated computers and other parts that require special attention. All that you can do is maybe change a flat tire – if you know how to do it and if you have a spare tire. For any other problem that your car has, you definitely need to call for specialists – mechanics, electricians, dyer, tinsmiths and others.

The Plumbing System

electrolux-klima-servisThe plumbing system is very important in every house – it helps get water to all the faucets – for your kitchen sink, for your bathroom sink, for the shower, for the washing machine and for the dishwasher and even outside into your garden. However, if something is wrong with the plumbing system, you need a specialist. There are different ways to find a licensed plumber, but the best way is to ask around your neighbors to see whom have they called. Chances are that you will get better recommendations from people who have used these kinds of services already.

The Electrical System

Free-Window-Registry-Repair-lThis is another important part in your house. You don’t need to call an electrician to change your bulb, but for a blown fuse or for a short circuit, you need to call a professional. This is because it is dangerous to work with electricity, and if you try to solve a problem by yourself, you can make more damage. You can suffer from severe burns, you can set fire to the whole system or it can also spread to the surrounding houses.

The AC System

878.originalThis system is constantly used by people all around the world, and you know what helpless you feel and uncomfortable when the AC stops working. You can do basic maintenance for the AC by regularly cleaning the filters – this is easy and you don’t require too much expertise. However, when the AC doesn’t function as it should be, you need to call for a technician. If you start working on it by yourself, you can damage it and you can also lose the warranty – if you still have one.

Clothing Repair

2_EPS_1This can be easy sometimes, when you need to sew a button, but in most cases it is very complicated. You will need the help of a tailor to make the changes that you want in your clothing or to resize them – making them smaller, usually. Some people like to start this as DIY kinds of projects – some are easy and offer plain simple patterns that are easy to finish. However, for complicated projects like modifying a coat or adjusting a pair of trousers, without the skills it would be complicated to accomplish.

Different people need different services, but in some cases, they all need the same things. Repairing is just one of the things that are commonly asked for, and in some cases it’s not recommended to try to do it yourself. Don’t hesitate when you have a problem, and call for a specialist.