Why I don’t DIY ~ The Dangers

Why I don’t DIY I hear you ask? Well it’s simple, I am a walking hazard on my own. I seem to have the gift of two left hands and can’t seem to DIY to save my life. Don’t get me wrong, I would love to do a little DIY to feel that accomplishment of doing it yourself.

The biggest and smallest DIY I have ever attempted is building the furniture in my apartment. The biggest danger I have ever posed on myself was bringing a hammer down too quickly on my pinky. Yes ouch! it hurt like a mother load of something else that’s why I don’t DIY.

For those who love to DIY, I thought I share some of the dangers of DIY. Granted there is no comparable feeling to building something yourself as opposed to having someone do it for you. But it is also equally important to remember that dangers exist and have precautions in place to avoid them.

why I don't DIY

Why I don’t DIY ~ DIY Dangers

Back in the day, many homes were built and filled with asbestos roofing and lead containing paints. Though banned, there are older homes that still contain these dangerous chemicals. DIY’ing your home is such an exciting project, if your home contains these dangerous chemicals, precaution is required.

These chemicals are airborne toxins that can enter your lungs without proper protection and cause respiratory issues. Lead paints and asbestos are linked to many cancers which many people are still seeking compensation for.

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Volatile organic compounds in paints, adhesives and cleaning products can cause cardiovascular problems like arrhythmias. Certain solvents in paints and oils can also cause skin irritation. The dangers of DIY’ing are many but it does not mean they can not be prevented.

Roofing even with the right products (asbestos free products) can cause a danger to you. Whilst on the roof, you could misstep and that could lead you to fall. Precaution should always be taken to ensure your safety.

Electrical wiring is another danger, unless you’re a qualified person to handle electrical wiring in your home I would leave it to the professionals. It’s better to be safe than sorry, you want to actually live in your DIY’d home not die before it’s finished.

There are many reasons why I don’t DIY but the above are just some of the few reasons. Don’t get me wrong,  I am not saying do not DIY some home improvements but be careful or call in the professionals.

what do you think of my reasons for why I do not DIY? Do you like to DIY’ing in your home?