Protecting your five senses is important when you’re doing it yourself at your Stephenville home. Too many people make silly mistakes while tackling home improvement projects and they end up sick, injured or both. According to a recent survey, nearly 26% of home owners reported an injury while working on a DIY project, and of those who were injured, 41% say they weren’t wearing personal protection gear. No matter if the project is large or small, it’s important to take the proper precautions while working on your Stephenville home. Here are things to consider:
Ears: Your lawnmower and power tools are loud, so you should use protective hearing equipment whenever you turn one on. Continued exposure can lead to hearing loss over the long-term, so be sure to don something that will protect your ears like plugs or muffs.
Eyes: Projective objects during home improvement projects are more common than you think. A power mower can pick up rocks or twigs and send them hurling through the air at speeds of up to 200 mph. Does that sound like anything you want near your exposed eyes? It’s critical to protect your eyes with proper eyewear, and just so you know, sunglasses aren’t enough.
Inhalants: If you are tackling a project that requires painting or staining or even sanding, it’s important to have proper airflow. The best place to tackle these projects is outdoors, but event still, you should have a NIOSH-approved respirator to keep your lungs healthy.
There are so many reasons to consider becoming a Stephenville home owner. If you’re interested in learning more about Stephenville real estate, please contact us. We are a local real estate brokerage and we would love to show you around!