Important Things to Consider In Home Repairs!
A lot of times, we are so focused on keeping our own employees safe that we don’t even consider own safety risks when trying to save money on doing our own home repairs.
Amateur home handymen often take risks. Such as, before climbing a ladder to fix the roof or sharpening a knife to cut floor tile, it would be wise to consider whether the risk is justified.
It may cost more to hire a plumber, roofer or contractor to do the job, but in the long run, it could save you money and help avoid physical injury. Unless you are experienced and physically capable of doing these jobs, you could end up in the ER.
The American College of Emergency Physicians reports a significant increase in injuries from do-it-yourself projects in the past year. Injuries included:
* People who accidentally shot themselves with a nail gun;
* Those who broke a bone or suffered a brain when they fell off the roof while doing minor repairs;
* People who had eye injuries;
* A person who cut off his thumb while cutting tile.
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) recommends that homeowners consider the risks before starting a project. They should evaluate their skill level first.
There’s another reason for getting professional help for a remodeling project. The end result will be better, sometimes a lot better. And the cost of repairing a mistake could cost more than hiring a professional.
Paul Zuch, president of the National Association for the Remodeling Industry, says hiring a contractor is also a better bet because it gives homeowners someone to blame if the project doesn’t turn out as they hoped.
Otherwise, they can only blame themselves.
Although we sell a wide range of safety products on www.allsafetyproducts.com that help in the safety of home / industrial maintenance and repair projects, we always recommend that you consult with a professional when possible. It may save you from potential injury or at best save you money with professional looking results!