The home improvement industry is not very well understood by the average lay-person. Plumbing, wiring, pest control–the average home owner doesn’t understand the kind of work that is necessary to do these things correctly, without putting anybody at risk. That’s why professionals exist, to make sure the job is done safely and effectively. The danger involved in these jobs is often under-estimated by home owners who think they can do it for themselves, but a little education can go a long way.
Why We’re Asking:
Our experts have been around the block in their respective industries a number of times, and they know where the risks lie. The average home owner does not. Hopefully, by illuminating which aspects of the work are the most dangerous, and why, our experts can encourage homeowners to always seek help from a professional rather than attempting to do the work themselves and putting their families at risk. Home improvement is more dangerous than you might think, and nobody knows that better than our experts.
So tell us, experts:
What’s the most dangerous part of your job?
Have you ever had a close call on a job site?
What would a worst-case scenario for your job look like?
What aspects of your work should never be attempted by an untrained person?
What’s the biggest disaster you’ve ever heard of an untrained person getting themselves into?
Part of being a professional is knowing how to handle the risks of the industry. Let us know about the dangers you face on a regular basis below!
Experts, post your answers in the comment field below!