Tips & Ideas

Staying Safe During Home Renovation

A home renovation changes the way you use and appreciate your space. If you’re doing it on your own, dress for the job and wear your protective equipment. Clean up your trash with a dumpster to create a safe workspace, and use your ladder the right way. Read on for more about how to stay safe during a home renovation project.

Wear the Right Clothing and Protection

You never know what kind of debris will be flying through the air during your home renovation project. You can keep yourself safe by dressing for the job and covering as much of your skin as possible. In some cases, you might also want to wear gloves, long socks, and eye protection to stay in top shape throughout your renovation.

Clean Up the Trash

Having trash all over your property is bad for your curb appeal, but it can be bad for your safety as well. You won’t have to worry about this issue if you have a dumpster that can contain all of your garbage. In order to stay as safe as you can when renovating your home, talk to a waste management professional about a dumpster rental. Dumpsters come in a variety of different sizes, so choose the most appropriate one for your project.

Practice Ladder Safety

If your home renovation project requires you to reach high-up areas, you’ll need a ladder. Ladders are everyday tools that you might already have around the house, but they can still be dangerous when used improperly. When you’re on a ladder, it’s crucial that you keep three points of contact at all times. This means you should have both hands and one foot or both feet and one hand in contact with the ladder under any given circumstance. Practicing ladder safety doesn’t just keep you safe; it keeps everyone else in your vicinity safe as well.

Jim Bracken, owner of Brackenbox, will be happy to help you with your renovation project. Call the office at 708-339-4100 or visit our website to learn about our excavation, demolition, and waste management services.