We live in a world of DIY. Entire television channels are devoted to it with shows like “Fixer Upper”, “Property Brothers”, and “Flip or Flop”. Even meal delivery kits encourage us to cook for ourselves at home rather than going out. To receive top dollar in the Havasu real estate market, you might need to make some economical tweaks to your real estate in Lake Havasu. Or you might want to tackle some home improvement projects that increase your home’s value. Before you tackle that kitchen or bathroom remodel, though, keep these safety tips in mind.
Safety Tips for the DIY Homeowner
DIY-ers become victims of several common accidents when they try to DIY their real estate in Lake Havasu projects. Ladders play part in many accidents. Standing on the very top run or stacking them makes them incredibly unstable. Also, you might be tempted to take off any safety measures put in place on the equipment/tools you use. But you shouldn’t. They are there for a reason. Likewise, a messy workspace provides a serious tripping hazard. When dealing with electricity, shutting off the switch doesn’t always shut off the current. Instead, shut off the circuit breaker. Better yet, unless you’re a certified electrician, hire a pro for electrical work. Finally, mixing the wrong chemicals together or inhaling noxious fumes could make you lose consciousness and fall. Even the fall itself could create more problems.
Before you begin any project on your real estate in Lake Havasu, take the proper safety precautions. Tie back long hair. Then, put on a cap or hard hat to protect your head from falling objects or debris. Always wear protective eyewear. You can pick up a cheap pair of safety glasses at any home improvement store. Wear gloves, especially when dealing with chemicals. Breathable clothing is great. Just make sure it isn’t too loose or it could get caught in the equipment you’re using. Cover all skin that might come into contact with chemicals as well. Wear a mask when dealing with dust (from cutting wood or tile) and chemicals (paint, stain, thinners, etc).
Follow these safety tips whenever you perform a home improvement project. Remember, “blood, sweat, and tears” is just an expression. Protect yourself from spilling blood just to get your property ready for the Havasu real estate market.
Alexis Steel – 928-303-2199
Keller Williams Arizona Living Realty
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