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Why Hire a Professional? Three Scary Home Inspection Moments

There are a lot of reasons to hire professionals when you start remodeling. Insight, experience, knowledge, skills—projects that might seem simple on the surface can often be much more involved than you think.

This Old House took a look at some extremely questionable discoveries that home inspectors made, and we've picked three scary finds. These homeowners could have used some professional remodeling advice from some design-build experts! 


Circuit breaker boxes are usually found in out-of-the way areas: basements, garages, closets. Sometimes you'll find one lurking in a kitchen or bedroom, but for the most part, they are safely tucked away for those moments when you need to flip a switch.

Unfortunately, this is not a good place for a circuit breaker box—even lowering the shower head doesn't make this less scary!

Watch Your Step

Basement and attic doors tend to show up in some odd places. A hallway, a child's bedroom, a corner behind the kitchen—but this particular stairwell is especially troubling:

When exiting this attic bedroom, don't forget to look before you leap!

That Wire Goes Where?

Setting up the electrical aspect of home remodeling and repairs is an extremely important part of the process, and in order to be done well (and safely), a professional electrician will always be the best bet.

Otherwise, you might end up with a situation that looks a little like this:

Yikes! That's going to be a mess to sort out!

There are certainly home improvement projects to take on DIY-style, but if it involves electricity or major elements, an experienced professional is going to be well worth it!


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