Letting Go: When to Hire Professionals for Projects

| 3/26/2019 4:10:00 PM

Holly WellesA self-sufficient lifestyle is appealing. When you don't need another person's assistance, and you can manage your property on your own, that sense of independence is a source of strength. It's a freedom you've earned through hard work — a special kind of satisfaction you can't find elsewhere.

At the same time, a self-sufficient attitude can compromise your operation if you're not careful. You're a competent, capable homesteader, of course, but it's smart to ask for outside help when a project exceeds your abilities. Knowing when to hire professionals will keep you from making any costly mistakes.

With this in mind, when is it best to delegate the work to someone with more experience? When should you entrust a project to someone else? Here are three situations that demand expertise.


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1. Electrical Work

It's often best to leave electrical work to electricians. When you work with wiring, you're putting yourself at risk of electrocution, but that's not all. You're also creating a fire hazard that could spread throughout your homestead and cause larger problems. These are essential issues to consider if you want to take a DIY approach. 

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