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Tips on Staying Safe During Home Repairs

Performing repairs around the home can give you a great sense of accomplishment, and it can help you save up on the expense of hiring a contractor. The problem is, most homeowners don’t have the proper training and equipment to carry out basic repairs, so they risk injuring themselves on the job. Handyman Connection® of Lincoln shares some tips to help you:

Use a Good Ladder

There are times when you need a ladder to reach a spot. We recommend picking a sturdy ladder of the right size for your repair work. A ladder that’s too short or too tall is just as dangerous as working without a ladder at all.

Avoid Using More Than One Tool 

When working with sharp tools, especially without the proper training, you risk cutting yourself. Saws and knives are some of the most common culprits. That said, there’s no reason you shouldn’t handle the repairs yourself. Keep in mind, however, that distraction leads to injuries, so try to stay focused on the task by using only one tool at a time.

Have Enough Space for Your Tools

Make sure you set aside ample space where you can put your tools when you are working. Never leave them in places where they can pose a risk to people or animals. Setting up a space for your tools also means they stay accessible and there are fewer chances of actually losing any of them.

Awareness and caution are important to avoid home repair injuries. You can also turn to a professional like Handyman Connection of Lincoln for more efficient and quality repairs. Contact us today at (402) 205-2575 to learn more about our home improvement services. You can also request a free, no-obligation estimate.

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