411homerepair.com

Latest Articles

Why Have ADUs Gotten So Popular?

There is a good reason why ADUs have become so popular over the last few years. Building an ADU is a great way to get more value and use out of...

on Sep 22, 2021

Why Plumbing is a Good Career

Think back to when you were a kid. How many times were you asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Probably quite a bit. In...

on Sep 19, 2021

11 Steps to Take to Prepare Your Home for the Rainy Season

11 Steps To Take To Prepare Your Home For The Rainy Season Most regions that are closer to the equator have a rainy season each year. Beginning...

on Sep 16, 2021

Best Ways to Improve Your Home

Improving your home can be one of the things you are looking to do. Whether you believe this improvement can come from adding a new conservatory to...

on Sep 15, 2021

3 Tips for Keeping Your Garden in Good Shape

Looking after your garden can take more than just a single afternoon, especially if the weather has been unpredictable, or it has been left for an...

on Sep 14, 2021

Top 4 DIY Accidents to Avoid This Summer

by Craig Daniel on Jun 25, 2014

The warm weather is already upon us and something that we all have probably noticed is a barrage of householders hitting their garden and starting on those summer chores. It seems as though the sun is an immediate signal to whip out the tools and get to work on the garden and surrounding areas, although unfortunately this also means that the number of DIY accidents starts to rise.

It would be fair to say that the typical homeowner has little experience in performing certain maintenance tasks, and this certainly correlates with the high number of accidents that occur out and around the house. Bearing this in mind, we're now going to take a look at some of the key areas which prompt accidents - to hopefully minimize the chances of you ending up in A&E this summer.

Accident #1 - The Ladder

It doesn't matter whether it's winter or summer, the ladder will and always will be the pinnacle of all DIY accidents. There is considerable documentation on how to correctly climb a ladder and if you can stick to the "three points of contact" rule, you will increase the chances of safety by no end. Additionally, this is a situation where a worker can blame his tools and if you are working with a dodgy ladder, it's time to invest in a heavy-duty device from a site such as this one.

Accident #2 - The Lawnmower

While we were tempted to group all electrical equipment in one place (see below), the lawnmower deserves its very own section. Even though modern machinery has been fine-tuned considerably, the old trick of cutting through the cord still exists and can give you more than a nasty shock. The nature of the mower means there are countless other risks, so take care at all times when cutting your grass and also make sure that pets and children are kept well away.

Accident #3 - Other Electrical Equipment

And here is that section on the other electrical equipment we were talking about. It doesn’t matter whether you are using a lawnmower or a hedge trimmer, make sure that an RCD device is fitted to guard against nasty, and potentially fatal, shocks. By installing one of these contraptions, the power will be cut off if you do happen to cut through a cord or tamper with the electrics in any other way.

Accident #4 - Overheating

It sounds ridiculous considering some of the high-risk nature of many of the other issues we've been looking at, but overheating is by no means a trivial accident that might occur once in a blue moon. Heat exhaustion and heat stroke are very likely when you're slogging away at the sun and you must understand the symptoms before you venture out. If you notice that you're starting to feel nauseous or suffer from headaches, it's a sign that one of the above conditions has started and you need to cool down or seek medical attention, as a matter of urgency.

Safety / Security 2939 Views

Author

Most Recent Articles

Sponsored Articles

Random Articles

What Should You Know About Moving A Piano? Can You Do It Alone?

It is quite difficult to move. A lot of stress adds up and moving furniture is definitely something that not everyone can do. When referring to...

Real Estate / Finance

How Do I Prepare for a Roofing Job

It is hard work when you prepare for building a house. A house needs to be a peaceful place for all family members where they could rest and enjoy...

Roofing / Gutters

Upgrading the Interior to Make a Quicker and More Expensive Property Sale

When you are ready to sell your home, it’s important that you take a close look at it and make some minor changes that could significantly...

Real Estate / Finance

Mistakes too Many Make when Hiring Plumbers

Nowadays, it is so much easier to find and hire a plumber than it used to be some time ago because of the fact that the internet easily helps us to...

Plumbing / Basements

Hot Water Dispenser Appliance Troubleshooting, Repair Tips and Parts

What Is Wrong With Your Hot Water Dispenser? Check out these simple DIY tips to fix issues like there is no hot water or it's too hot, leaking,...

Appliance / Repair

Actions

Contact Us | Submit Article | 411homerepair © 2021