Novice do-it-yourselfers should not do electrical work around the house. The risk is too great, and the potential consequences could be deadly.
We kick off this week’s episode of the Today’s Homeowner Radio Show with a story from a listener who almost electrocuted her husband during a light fixture installation — fortunately, that didn’t happen.
This scenario could happen to anyone who doesn’t live alone. So, before you tackle any electrical work around your home, first, cut off the power to the item you’re installing. Then, make sure you practice the buddy system, and stay in close communication with that buddy.
Listen to the story, and you’ll learn why.
Also, we talk about what to do to get your wood deck ready for staining!
Listen to the Today’s Homeowner Radio Show to learn more about these topics:
- Talking about Wetwall
- What to do when moisture from your crawlspace gives you trouble
- How to extend your gable roof on the back of your home
- Handling a stubborn contractor
- What to do when your laminate floors are separating from the wood base
- Fixing the soffits on your home
- Solutions for a mirror where the backing is beginning to show
- The best decking for termite protection
- Repairing a chipped sink
- What to do when your driveway shows blemishes from the sealer
- Tips for cleaning your roof
- How to prep and stain your wood deck
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