How do I put this in simple terms so that most do-it-yourselfers understand that some things can not be solved by themselves. I do not advise anyone to meddle with electricity, plumbing, heating or structural framing, though they have no idea what they are working for .
There are however some self-made repairs that you can do yourself and if you have problems, you can always consult a contractor or even hire the contractor to perform the difficult tasks that you can not perform for yourself, or seriously, you have no idea how to do the repair.
One of the most important things I can say to a DIY repairer is that electricity is dangerous. Leaking plumbing pipes can do more damage than anything else I can think of in a house, including a roof leak. Heating and air conditioning repairs can also be difficult and some chemicals and air conditioning gases are more dangerous than electricity.
Now, when it comes to framing, if you do not know what you're doing, it could be the most dangerous of any home repair and I'm not suggesting the amateur repairman, attacking it to structural repair projects. I'm not talking about electric shocks or dangerous air conditioning gas, I'm talking about removing a structural component and having a large part of the house collapse.
I write this to warn people and give them a whim. I am the person they call after the damage has been done. The DIY repairman has tried to repair himself, sent a lot of money and now has to pay double, because the damage they caused is more than the initial damage to the house. I just ask you to think twice, before tackling some projects and nothing else.