Red Flags to look out for when hiring trades people.

Trust is a massive thing when it comes to renovating a home successfully. As most of us can’t be on site 24/7, how can we be sure that the tradespeople carrying out the work won’t make a mess or annoy our neighbours. Apart from sneaking home every couple of hours to check up on who we’ve hired, there’s not much we can do when things get going. .This has the potential to leave us out of pocket and in a mess.

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Enjoy your summer safely

Summer is here, at last, with all of its enjoyable warm-weather activities: picnics, hiking, fishing, gardening, swimming, boating, barbeques, and, of course, celebrating the holidays.  Unfortunately, it’s a fact of nature that all of these are accompanied by a certain amount of risk.  Grey Army wants you to have a safe and wonderful time this summer.  So, we have a created the below list of tips for you to keep in mind to reduce the risk of spending any time being treated for injuries from easily avoidable accidents.

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Making Your Kitchen Senior Friendly

We all value our privacy and our independence, but these shouldn’t come at the expense of our health and well-being. As we age, staying in our own home becomes more difficult because of the rising safety concerns.  We tend to spend a lot of time in our kitchens and engage in a variety of potentially risky tasks. Adjustments to our kitchens are particularly important.

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Proactive Work Around Your Home Can Help Save You Time And Money In The Long Run

Are you noticing small issues around your house? like the slow-running drain or toilet, the water trickling out around the base of taps, cracks in plaster, chipped caulk around windows or small water stains. You say to yourself I’ll fix that soon, but for most of us there isn’t enough time or knowledge to tend to every little issue, so the ‘soon’ is dragged out for weeks to months. Then you are facing a much bigger and more expensive issue. To help avoid this predicament let’s take a look at the warning signs that precede potential disasters, focusing on those areas where problems commonly show up.

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Safety Risks for Google Handyman & DIYers

Recently, more Aussie have been trying their hand at dangerous DIY jobs. With a power tool and a smart phone in hand, it seems like anyone can easily become a certified handyman. However, Google how-to videos and articles fail to account for the skill gap that many ambitious DIYers face.

Home DIY projects gone wrong are becoming a serious health and safety issue in Australia. Sure, attempting your own DIY projects to save a few dollars might sound tempting, but are you really willing to put your safety and the safety of your family at risk? Cutting corners, time and materials could end up costing you more than just money.

Recent hospital statistics shows upwards of 25,000 DIY handymen are admitted each year, most with serious injuries. Professor Tim Driscoll, from the University of Sydney, who studies the epidemiology of work-related injuries and diseases found the most common injuries DIY’s face are falls from inadequately braced ladders, contact with fire and flames, and contact with electricity during maintenance. Other injuries reported were DIYers using power tools incorrectly.

It is important to entrust professional to dangerous DIY jobs. At Grey Army we vow to provide affordable and safe services. Please don’t put your family at risk. Trust us to do the job the right to ensure the safety of you and your family.

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