Keep it Safe - Safety Tips for House & Yard

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Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker, 170 N Main Street, New City NY 10956

Keep it Safe - Safety Tips for House & YardGarden Tools

 

Now that the weather has warmed up and spring is finally here ,many of us are focusing on our yards and gardens.  If you're one of those do it yourself-ers and plan on getting out there to work outdoors on your house and yard remember to take some precautions and play it safe.

  • Check your ladders - Before getting up on one, check for loose or worn treads and make sure that the ladder is safely grounded.
  • Dress properly before doing any outdoor work.  Preferably, wear sturdy shoes and long pants.  If you're planning on doing your own mowing, make sure to remove stones and debris before startingGarden Tools, to prevent possible injury from debris being launched into the air and back at you.
  • Use caution with pesticides.  Refrain from using it on windy or rainy days when drifting is a problem.
  • Make sure you're up to date on your tetanus shots, especially if you plan to garden. 
  • Take precautions before using power tools.  Check them to make sure the cords are not damaged or frayed. Consider using goggles to protect your eyes and earplugs to safeguard your hearing.
  • Stay away from toxic cleaners.  A paste of water and baking soda will remove grease.  A combination of 2 tablespoons of vinegar with 1 quart of water is a great glass cleaner.

Though many common household products and tools can pose safety hazards, with a little bit of forethought and planning you can avoid most of them and Keep it Safe.

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Marie Graham
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You're right, how often are we in a hurry, thinking 'just this time...'. Thanks Leah!

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Leah, Great tips!  I once got chemical pneumonia from trying to be a chemist with yard products!  I'll never do that again!

May 15, 2011 11:56 PM
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Lora "Leah" Stern 914-772-4528
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Marie - haste makes waste and an ounce of prevention.....

Debe - Your braver than I.   Chemical pneumonia sounds awful.  That would be enough to discourage me too.

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Gloria Todor and Doug Durren - Delaware County PA Real Estate
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Leah, Good reminders for working outdoors.  Safety goggles as you mentioned are a must when moving.  It is so easy for things to go flying around. 

It is so nice to be out in the yard near the birds and flowers every where.

Enjoy!

Gloria

May 16, 2011 09:48 PM
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Gloria - Isn't it great being outdoors with the birds, flowers and even the yard work.  I'm loving it!

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