Whether you’re doing preventive maintenance or timely repair work, it pays to be safe. The last thing you want, after all, is to injure yourself during a repair or maintenance project. In this post, Handyman Connection® of Folsom lists four simple ways you can ensure a safe and satisfying repair project.
1.Buy Quality Tools
Remember the old saying: “You get what you pay for”. Spare no expense securing top-quality tools for your repair project. You don’t necessarily have to buy the most expensive; just be wary of cheap tools as they might end up damaging your property instead when you use them.
2. Secure Ladders Are a Great Investment
A sturdy and secure step ladder increases safety, especially if your repair project involves addressing roof concerns. It also makes changing light bulbs and installing wall ornaments and shelves more secure to do. We recommend aluminum ladders over wood. Although both are reliable, aluminum weighs 20 to 50 percent less than wood. This makes aluminum ladders easier to carry around and take in and out of your storage area.
3. Be Wary of Live Wires
When you’re working on electrical components and wires, make sure the power is off. Never work on an electrical circuit that’s live or attached to an electrical source. We also recommend wearing safety gear such as rubber gloves especially if you’re working on the electrical wiring in the attic.
4. Know Your Limits
DIY home repair is satisfying to do, but it’s also dangerous. Know your limits; certain repair projects are better left to the professionals as they need a more experienced team to handle it. Examples include roof repairs (especially after storms) and exterior plumbing.
Handyman Connection of Citrus Heights is ready to help you with your repair projects. Fill out our form, or call us today at (916) 250-0048 to learn more about our repair and maintenance services.