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4 Most Common DIY Injuries for Homeowners

Posted on December 23rd, 2016 by

Taking care of your own home repairs can be a great way to save money over the long run. However, if you are not careful, there are some major injuries that can take place when performing these repairs or upgrades yourself. The staff at Unique Flooring, one of the leading flooring stores San Diego residents love, discusses 4 of these common injuries and how to prevent them.

1. Power Tool injuries

When using power tools, make sure you take extra care. Take the time to use safety equipment like gloves and goggles because doing so can make the difference between a trip to the hospital and a minor mishap. Make sure you are experienced with power tools before you try to take on difficult repairs or additions. 

2. Ladder Injuries

Falling from a ladder is something many DIYers think is never going to happen to them. They have used ladders so many times they feel as though they are immune to a ladder injury. However, there are rare cases where individuals have become paralyzed because of serious fall. Always have someone steadying your ladder and make sure you take the utmost precaution when using a ladder. 

3. Tree Care Injuries

When you have trees that need to be pruned, you may be tempted to take care of this project yourself, but this is actually one of the most dangerous things you can try to do on your own. If possible, hire a professional to take care of your tree trimming needs. 

4. Electrical Injuries

Electrical work is something many DIYers do not know nearly enough about, yet many still attempt these types of projects. There are dangerous wires and panels in your house that can give you an electrical shock that could even kill you. Hiring an electrician is a wise decision if you have no electrical experience. 

Many homeowners prefer to install new floors themselves, which can also increase the risk of injury. If you need affordable flooring installation or want to take a look at the finest wood, tile, vinyl, and laminate flooring San Diego has to offer, get in touch with Unique Flooring at 760-945-0010. We hope to hear from you soon.

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