As the rise of Do-It-Yourself repairs grows among homeowners, So has a SERIOUS rise in DIY injuries. Homeowners have been taking on the role of Bob Vila and opting to tackle home projects themselves rather than hiring a professional. While this can save time and money, homeowners don’t realize the real and present dangers of do-it-yourself home repairs.
In the US, home repair injuries are growing at an alarming rate. The most common repair injury is a ladder fall, which has risen 40% in the past decade becoming the leading cause of DIY death.
According to a study published in the May issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, more than 2.1 million individuals were treated in U.S. emergency departments for ladder-related injuries. Nearly 10 percent of injuries resulted in hospitalization, Data showed ladder-related injuries most often occur to males, accounting for nearly 77 percent of the total cases. Fractures were the most common type of injury, while the legs and feet were the most frequently injured body parts.
So, next time you’re weighing the pros and cons of Cleaning the Windows or Pressure Washing the house, ask yourself a few questions and be honest about the answers. Is this something that is within your ability to do? Do you have the proper tools to perform the project? If you have any doubts Call CleanPro 636-686-7137, In the end, consulting a professional could actually save you time, money, and a few limbs.