Or watch some YouTube videos and do it yourself.
I'm thinking that much of the increased need for services is, of course, due to the increased number of new owners; but also, perhaps, it's due to the lack of DIY knowledge by some of the newer folks.
Not a slam at all....just one guys observation.
Thanks for your observation. We aren’t new owners and are no stranger to DIY. Actually we are renovating the entire house ourselves and this is the first we’ve wanted professional help. Electricity is a whole other animal and makes us a little uncomfortable working with it. But, it is getting to the point where we will need to become comfortable with it if we ever want to get done.
Totally get it, and as said, NOT a slam at all! I would tell ya, resi electrical (from the main down- no meter to main stuff for me) is actually pretty easy. Plumbing frustrates me way more!
Not sure if an option these days, but one could once just take the courses, do the certs/quals and earn ones card. I did that back in the ‘80s