We can’t resist the lure of the free—nor of something on sale. Getting a good deal and saving more than a few shekels in the process feels great. This is also one of the reasons why plenty of people want to do their own home improvement projects. With a little time and effort, you can save a lot. Sound great, right? However, before you start on your own project, here are a few DIY home improvement safety tips you should keep in mind.
- Do your research. According to the Craft Pro Contracting site, one way to ensure your safety is to make sure you’ve done the proper research. Are you prepared for the job? You should know what materials you’re going to use and how to use them. If the process involves tools, learn how to use them before you start. For anything that has you dealing with pumping and electrical repairs, don’t go into it blind. Ask a consultant for help.
- Everything off. Make sure the power is turned off before you start. According to an article from How Stuff Works, electrical repairs must always be “approached with extreme caution.” So if you’re working on a ceiling fan or light, make sure you turn off the switch, first thing. To be extra certain, you might want to turn off the master switch for the entire house.
- When in doubt, hire a professional. When dealing with electrical repairs yourself, hire a professional if you have to extend or replace a circuit. This is dangerous work and no matter how clear the instructions look on that video you downloaded, a single misstep could get you electrocuted or lead to a fire that could burn the […]