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Smart DIY Safety Gear

October 1st, 2015 | Posted by Brenda Snow in Homeowners Insurance - (0 Comments)

Accidents can occur during DIY projects at home. However, there are easy ways to home improvement. If you use the proper gear, you can avoid a costly hospital bill.


Safety Goggles


Safety goggles will shield your eyes whenever you use a tool to cut or saw through wood. Some eyewear can also provide protection against toxic solvents, such as polishes and varnishes. When shopping for goggles, test each pair in the store. Good eye gear should fit over your face snugly and securely.


Earmuffs and Earplugs


If you own loud power tools, earplugs or earmuffs should be worn because your ear drums are very sensitive. According to doctors, when the ear drums are exposed to 85 decibels for an extended length of time, noise-induced hearing loss could occur. To fully protect your ears, you should wear earplugs and earmuffs together.




Gloves will keep your hands safe when you handle sharp items or heavy furniture. Because there are so many kinds of gloves, you must choose a pair that suits your preference. Typically, tight-fitting gloves provide better grip during heavy lifting tasks. Cotton gloves are ideal for light projects because they offer less protection.


Mats and Kneepads


Without kneepads or a mat, your knees will bruise whenever you tackle a time-consuming repair project underneath the sink. A mat should be considered if you plan to tackle repairs continuously in one spot. If a project will require constant movement, kneepads are a better choice.

By using these safety accessories, you can tackle all of your projects without any major risks. To protect your home, consider investing in insurance coverage. To learn more about your options, contact a local company and request homeowners insurance coverage.

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