My husband thinks that he can maintain anything that is wrong in the house.
He often gives me a hard time when I want to call a professional instead of waiting for him to fix the problem, but I went without a garbage disposal for 2 weeks, because he wanted to maintain the machine.
He got the problem worked out, but I was totally messed up for 2 weeks without my garbage disposal in the living room. My husband was away at a business meeting when a problem with the a/c came up. I was afraid that he would ask me to wait if I told him about the problem. I decided it was better to call a maintenance professional first. I contacted the maintenance professional about the AC and I made an appointment, then the next time I talked to my husband on the phone, I told him that I made an appointment with the AC maintenance repair because the device was making a weird noise. The device entirely wasn’t making a weird noise, but I knew that would make my husband feel like it was more of an emergency than if the temperatures were simply warmer in the house. The maintenance serviceman found the problem and fixed the issue in less than 2 hours. It turned out to be a problem with low freon. That isn’t an issue that my husband would have been able to maintain anyways, then you have to have a special license to add refrigerant to the system. We would have needed to contact a repair serviceman and Heating and cooling professional.