The Dangers of DIY Renovations

It’s not surprising that renovations have become quite common in recent years, given the changes both in the home and in businesses trying to get the most out of their properties. However, there are plenty of dangers involved in the renovation process, so homeowners need to be careful when making changes to their residences.

Here are some of the more common dangers that you may face when renovating your property. By taking the right precautions, you can minimize the chances for injury and complete the renovation in a proper manner which gets you the results you desire.

Using the Wrong Equipment

The Proper Protective Equipment (PPE) can save you from injury and in some cases, save your life as well. Things like working gloves and safety goggles are often ignored by homeowners, in most cases, because they are only doing one job for a short time. However, all it takes is one mistake. So, be sure you are using the proper safety items to keep you safe.

Not Receiving Proper Training

Most people do not receive the proper training to operate power tools which might prevent them from getting injured. Getting trained has been shown to significantly reduce any accidents from occurring.

Not Using Hand Protection

Many hand injuries occur when they get too close to moving blades or similar hazards. Always keep your hands in sight and know where they are in relation to potential dangers. It also helps to wear gloves when possible to avoid scrapes, cuts, and bruises.

Being in a Hurry

If you do not take the time to do the job right, you are asking to get injured. Being in a hurry, rushing through the work, or letting your emotions get the better of you causes mistakes to happen which may lead to injury or worse. By calming down, doing one thing at a time, and being mindful of the right safety procedures, you can minimize the chances of an injury occurring.

Removing Protections from Tools and Equipment

There is a good reason why power tools, particularly saws, have safety guards on them. Yet there are many homeowners who remove such protections for reasons such as convenience which leads to injury. The guard you remove puts your hands closer to the blades which means you increase the chances of getting injured.

Brickley Environmental Is Here for You

If you are considering renovations to your property, contact the experts at Brickley Environmental. We offer years of experience in renovations, demolitions, and the removal of asbestos, hazardous waste, mold, and lead abatement. We are the specialists that offer our knowledge, experience, and equipment to ensure that your renovation efforts go as smoothly as possible.