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Educating Customers: The Dangers of DIY

Educating Customers: The Dangers Of DIY

by builtinsurance 11 August , 2015

Protect Customers Against DIY Dangers

DIY has become all the rage. Between Pinterest and HGTV, more and more people are led to believe that they can take on any demolition, build any piece of furniture, and complete any construction project. As a construction expert, you know this is not the case. To help you educate your customers so they choose to use your services rather than put themselves in danger, educate them on these DIY risks.

  • Asbestos: It should not be news to your client that their older building could contain asbestos. Remind them of this risk and the respiratory problems this carcinogen can cause in order to protect them against exposure.
  • Mold: Without proper mold remediation training, your customer could open up a wall to discover years of mold growth and let that become aerosolized. Help them avoid the health complications that come with mold exposure by educating them about this risk.
  • Volatile Organic Compounds: Few people know about the hazard that new materials including paint, flooring, and cabinets can release volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into the air, exposing them to the risk of both short- and long-term health issues. Protect them by offering information about VOCs.
  • Lead-Based Paints: If your client painted his or her home before the 1970s, inform him or her that there may be lead in the paint which would be inhaled during a renovation.

When your clients hire you, they transfer their DIY risk to your expert team. Much better equipped to handle it, your odds of damages are much lower but you do still face risk. To mitigate it with great contractors insurance, contact Built Insurance Brokerage. Construction insurance is our specialty, and we are here to set the right liability insurance, workers’ compensation insurance, and other coverage you need in place.