96% of questioned tradespeople say they have been called in to fix botched jobs or DIY disasters

96% of questioned tradespeople say they have been called in to fix botched jobs or DIY disasters

Our ‘DI-WHY?‘ feature has been a huge success since it launched, with floods of pictures and videos sent in by our readers every month. We have been shown all sorts of DIY disasters that tradespeople come across in their working days, from radiators being fixed to the wall by masking tape to doors being hung to their frames upside down. Because of this, we started to ask ourselves the question of “how common does this happen?” so we thought we would do some research to find out.

We took to our social media pages and ran a poll asking our audience “How often are you called in to fix someone else’s botched job or DIY disaster?”. We had a huge response, with it being our most popular post on Twitter for July! 14.6k impressions and 219 engagements later, the Twitter results showed us that 96% of the tradespeople involved in the survey said that they have been called in to fix botched jobs or DIY disasters before and 43% stated that they get these calls all of the time!

A few of the responses we got suggested that this happens when people are in a rush:

@dcinet said he gets called in for this type of job all the time, “at least 1-2 times a week”.

@TeesServices said these calls are mostly from family members in need of their help.

@AshmanServices said “Every time Homebase have a sale on Face with tears of joyFace with tears of joyFace with tears of joy

On Instagram there was a similar result, 90% of the participants said that they have previously been called in to fix work gone-wrong, with 50% of people saying they are called in “all the time” and only 10% of people said that they “never have”.

Getting this response has confirmed to us how important it is to highlight to customers that hiring a tradesperson is always best. We recently launched our NEW DI-WHY? spin-off the ‘before and after’ series that aims to do exactly that. If you want to get involved, all you have to do is send your transformation pictures to probuildonline@gmail.com or DM us on social media.

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