Saving on home repairs but headed for the ER?

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For some do-it-yourself home repairs, you’ll need to make sure you have your tools ready, your plan in place – and your health insurance up-to-date.  Emergency rooms have seen an increase in visits by homeowners trying to save on home repairs by applying their own elbow grease.

As a do-it-yourselfer, it’s best to avoid anything involving bearing walls and foundations and leave the serious electrical and plumbing work to the professionals.  Instead, start with less-risky project and make sure you have a complete understanding of how to operate your tools.  And also remember to use protective gear.

Wearing protective gear is important because it keeps dust and other irritants out of the lungs, protects hands from unwanted chemical exposure as well as cuts and burns, protects hearing from the sound of loud machinery and protects eyes from flying debris.