How to Stay Safe when Doing a Home DIY Project

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by Sylvia Fredericks
(Georgia, Atlanta, USA)

There are plenty of home improvement projects that are better left to professionals, such as it is with installing solar panels ,but there are as well many other projects that can be run by the homeowners themselves, the so called home DIY projects. More and more homeowners find the own home repair be very rewarding as well as practical considering they develop new skills and knowledge, not to mention the benefit of saving quite important sums of money.

If you count among the ones willing to run these home DIY projects, then you should consider keeping an eye on your safety. This is an aspect that shouldn’t overlook thinking it is not important, as with some projects this can be a life safer as well!

One way through which you can ensure the basic safety for those moments of home DIY repair and/or improvements is to wear the appropriate type of clothing. In this way you can at least provide the protection of your body. Do not forget to always wear goggles anddust mask. Another accessory to complete the safety costume is the pair of thick, durable gloves. Along comes also a pair of boots or closed toe shoes.

The costume must be with long sleeves (tucked in the gloves) and long pants (tucked in boots). A cap or even a safety cask is also good to have it for your head protection. When the project is set in motion, make sure that all the necessary tools are set in their places in the order that you might need them.

As a beginner you should take into account the tools that are recommended for the specific project and do not let yourself tempted to improvise. This is valid also for any sort of new project that the ones who call themselves experts are into.

Watch out for the electricity! Many home DIY projects require the use of tools powered by electricity, therefore whenever you are done for the day with the project, ensure that these tools are properly turned off and unplugged.

You wouldn’t want for the power saw to suddenly start roaring around the place! Another good suggestion would be to remember that any wet material, be it a piece of clothing or working material, is away from electricity powered tools and outlets.

It is wise to always mind the power of electricity, if we might add! Many home DIY repairs and home improvements are run through the use of various tools powered by electricity. When you are done for the day, consider the safety of everyone who might come in contact with those tools, making those tools be secured against any random intrusion.

Double check if necessary for them to be safely turned off and not powered. You wouldn’t want for any of these working tools to accidentally be turned on and God forbids! injure someone.

Updated: February 25, 2014 — 5:02 am

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