How To Avoid Hidden Dangers of DIY Projects in Your Magnolia TX Home

Spring is often when we get the urge to make improvements to your Magnolia TX home. Homeowners who aren’t afraid to get their hands dirty and who want to save money should keep in mind, however, that not all home projects are as simple as they may seem. tools2Experts caution do-it-yourselfers to be realistic about their skills. If you don’t have the knowledge to complete a project, it could lead to additional costs and — even worse — injury.  Be it painting, refinishing floors, or landscaping, you need to become knowledgeable about the project–and its hidden dangers—before embarking on your adventure.

Chemicals: Every Magnolia TX home renovator should consider the dangerous chemicals or substances that a person may come into contact with during a home renovation.

  • Avoid exposure to asbestos.
  • Handle mold and mildew properly when removing by wearing loves, aspirators and protective clothing.
  • Test to determine the presence of radon where you’re working.

Skin irritants:

  • Certain kinds of oil-based or solvent-based liquids can be serious DIY dangers that do lasting damage. Keep your hands protected while you work, and practice smart clean-up.  Check the label of any product you’ll be using and wear heavy rubber gloves. Wipe your hands clean with canola or peanut oil to displace any particulate matter or toxic irritants; Do not wash your skin with kerosene, mineral spirits, or solvents!
  • Read all labels and warnings on bills of sale to learn of possible dangers in seemingly harmless substances.

Tools and equipment:

  • Each year power home tools are involved in as many as 110,000 emergency room visits. Over 65% of these injuries involved power home workshop saws.  Read and follow instructions, take your time, and exercise caution at all times.  Click here for specific recommendations before using power tools in your Magnolia TX home.
  • Get into the habit of putting on protective glasses (and perhaps a mask) whenever there’s even a small chance of flying dust.
  • Wear rubber-soled shoes when working with electricity.
  • Keep a chemical fire extinguisher ready at home and never try to put out an electrical fire with water.
  • Use ladders safely. For every four feet of height, your ladder should sit at least one foot from the vertical surface upon which it is leaning.  Never step on the top two rungs of a ladder.

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