Top Safety Tips for Your next Home Improvement Project

There’s nothing quite like the feeling of renovating or improving your own home. Designed just as you like it, the changes and additions that you will make can change the whole appearance and feel of your home. Of course, these are only great benefits if you can take advantage of them and aren’t stuck in a hospital bed with a broken leg.

 

To help keep you out of harm’s way during your next DIY job, below are some great safety tips to get you started.

 

  1. If you don’t have a fully stocked first-aid kit in your home and easily accessible, then the last thing which you should be doing is completing a DIY project. Whether it’s to cover small cuts and scratches or to patch yourself up on the way to the hospital, be sure that you have what you need for a range of small emergencies.
  2. Unless your DIY project is part of a modeling project for Vogue magazine, do away with the comfortable clothes and put on proper work-designed gear. If DIY is new to you, head to the Groupon Coupons page for Merrell and pick up a set of the basics. It doesn’t have to be the most expensive, but it does have to keep you safe.
  3. Who needs instructions? You! You need instructions! If you think that throwing away the instruction and doing it on your own was a cool idea, think again! If you are building or assembling an item which came to you with instructions, use them. The last thing that you want to do is miss days from your regular job because of an injury caused by not reading instructions.
  4. If you will be using power tools, it is important to make sure they are in good working condition and aren’t going to cause you any safety concerns. Any rusted blades or loose fittings should be seen to immediately, with the equipment not being used until it is in full and safe working order.
  5. Do you have little ones running around your home? If you do, make sure they are aware of the safety implications of playing and running around your space while you work. Teach them examples such as how a ball hitting the base of a ladder could cause you to fall. These instances can show them how dangerous playing around DIY work can be.
  6. Do you know what’s worse than a half-finished DIY job? A half finished DIY job that wasn’t completed because you couldn’t bring yourself to ask for help. If you get stuck during your project or you think a second opinion would be helpful then ask somebody. Something as simple as your neighbor holding a ladder for 2 minutes could be the difference between a safe project and one which ends in broken bones.

 

These are six great tips to keep in mind when considering DIY work and can help to keep you safe during the process. However, the most important item which you should consider when completing renovation work around the home is COMMON SENSE, so be sure you always use it.

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