This is not a
"How-To" Web site. The
purpose of this site is to show the public how some people do
home improvements. They might be wrong. In any event, no two
houses are alike, so our methods may NOT work for you. If you chose to follow the techniques,
approaches and methods shown on our site, then you follow them
your own risk.
Home improvements, repairs, remodeling and
construction are inherently risky, even dangerous.
We strive to highlight and expose the risks for our readers, but
we cannot anticipate all possibilities.
If you are not absolutely sure of your
abilities, find someone who is, such as a licensed or
If you seek the lowest risk method
of improving your home, we recommend that you hire a contractor. In
many states and provinces contractors are required to be licensed
In no way will the publishers of this website,
Maki Media Group LLC, be held liable for
any injuries or damages, direct or consequential, incurred by any
person who attempts to follow the examples shown herein.
These warnings apply to all websites published by Maki Media
Group LLC, including (but not limited to) HandyManlyNess.com and
Some General Safety Guidelines
for Home Improvement Projects:
(This is by no means a
- Always follow the recommended safe working guidelines and
instructions of any tool you are using.
- If a product includes instructions, follow the manufacturer's
- Wear safety glasses when operating any power tool.
- Wear safety glasses when striking any object with a hammer or
other striking tool.
- Do not wear loose clothing around moving machinery or power
- Make sure all ladders and scaffolding are placed securely and
on a firm, stable surface.
- Work at a calm and reasonable pace. Many accidents are the
result of taking short-cuts or attempting to work too fast.
- Do not attempt to repair electrical equipment unless you are
certain of your abilities. Always disconnect power when making
electrical repairs. Always verify that power is off by checking
with a voltage tester, but first, verify that the voltage tester
is working properly.
- We recommend wearing hearing protection when using most loud power tools. If
you hear ringing in your ears after using a loud tool or
machine, that is a sign that the noise is loud enough to
eventually cause hearing loss. Take this seriously, many people
who often use power tools eventually experience hearing loss,
including the author of this website.
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