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Home Improvement  /  May 24, 2018

Making Your Home Safer During Repairs

Are repairs happening in your home right now? No matter how big or small, home repairs pose varying degrees of risk. You’d want to make sure you eliminate those risks to avoid costly property damage or serious injuries. This is why our home improvement experts recommend the following safety precautions.

Use High-Quality Tools

Aside from getting you better results through better performance, high-quality tools can also make home repairs safer. This is especially true for power tools such as drills and nail guns. A good tool is less likely to break while being used or get shorted out and grounded. You should check tools for any loose parts or screws before using them.

Don’t Improvise

Improvisation is usually a good thing, but not when it comes to home repairs. Jury-rigging tools are basically the same as using poor-quality tools, and makeshift stands are extremely dangerous to use. Always use the right tool for the job and get a dedicated platform, such as a small stepladder.

Suit Up

Always wear safety gear when performing repairs. In general, you’ll want to have goggles to protect your eyes and gloves to protect your hands.

Leave Risky Repairs to the Pros

Some types of repair work are inherently more dangerous than others, especially those that involve the roof or your home’s electrical system. It’s much safer to have those kinds of repair sorted out by more experienced personnel like our home repair specialists. Remember that the service fee is nothing compared to the risk of having to pay for medical bills should you get electrocuted or fall from the roof during a DIY repair gone wrong.

Turn to Handyman Connection of Butler Warren for safe and swift home repairs. Call us at (513) 282-3032 or fill out our online form for further inquiries.

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