Renovation Safety

Renovation safety should be the biggest priority when it comes to DIY Home Improvement. There are three words that will help you follow the best home-improvement safety practices.These are


When it comes to renovation safety, you have to dress and act the part. Wear a face mask if there will be hazardous particles in the air. Anticipate what tasks, if any, are more than you can handle. Don't do your own electrical work if you don't have the knowledge! Don't think gas pipes are simple to work with either! You need to think twice before working on them because if there is more than one pipe in the same area and you want to remove one, you could accidentally bust open the wrong one and release toxic gases that can spontaneously combust, or start a leak that may be hard to detect.


When it comes to security, set your electrical tools up by protecting them with GFCI receptacles. If a tool isn't in use, stash it away, especially to keep it out of the reach of children. Keep your supplies like a professional – know what to do with lead-based paint and keep a tidy area so that no one trips over needlessly. Have fire extinguishers in multiple places and in easy reach, because accidents can and do happen. Multiple first-aid kits should be kept in the same way so that simple redundancy will keep you (and whomever is helping you) secure.



When it comes to sense (common-sense that is!), read, read, read! If there is an owner's manual, its purpose is to be read. Don't think you can just go figure it out and be on your own merry way. It might be fun to use your natural curiosity to find how something works without help, but it isn't something very safe to do. A manual will show you exactly what can and can't be done with what you have. Things that are sharp, need to be kept sharp! If there is bad weather, don't go on the roof and expose yourself to it. If your ladder isn't steady, i.e. it isn't positioned firmly on a flat surface, don't climb it!




Although safety comes first, don't be afraid to get into the work if it's your first time. Take precautions, but know that DIY Home Improvement projects are a great way to get hands on experience. Not only do you save money, but you may also get a little exercise – and getting your blood pumping is a good thing! It's also a healthy thing to do if your renovations are ecological. On top of all that, you add value to your home or building. If DIY Home Improvement is something you enjoy researching and you can imagine yourself doing it for a long time, then you need all the experience you can get. You can learn how to paint through trial and error, since it is usually easy to cover mistakes with another coating of paint. With more experience, who knows, you might even get money for helping out others. More money means more funds to do what you want with your own home.