Did you know that 300,000 home improvement DIYers went to the ER in 2020? 25,000 of those accidents had to be admitted to the hospital. No, we’re not making those numbers up, as this article shares.
A recent study by Lowe’s also found more than 50% of homeowners would likely DIY basements, offices, bedrooms, living rooms, landscaping projects and more instead of hiring a professional.
The most common DIY injuries were lacerations followed by fractures and contusions/abrasions. Generally manual tools such as hammers, screwdrivers, wrenches and power saws were the culprit injuring fingers, hands, eyeballs and heads. However, in most instances these injuries could have been avoided.
How? By leaving it up to a professional. Now we’re not saying we’re immune to injuries, but because we do this type of work daily we tend to get into fewer accidents. Not only that, but we’re covered under insurance in the event something does happen. We’re remodelers, it’s an occupational hazard.
Think of it this way. Would you rather save a few bucks trying to tackle a project yourself and suffer an injury, hospital bills and time off from work or let a professional with the knowledge and expertise give you peace of mind and make your vision a reality, saving you time in the process?
If you have questions or need help with an upcoming project, let us know. We can give your home a second life!
Taylor M. | Marketing Dept.
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