3 home improvement tips to stay safe during the pandemic

first_img 32SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pettit John Pettit is the Managing Editor for CUInsight.com. John manages the content on the site, including current news, editorial, press releases, jobs and events. He keeps the credit union … Web: www.cuinsight.com Details These days, you’re definitely spending more time around the house than you’re used to. Even if you’re back working at your office, you’re not gallivanting around town during your free time. There’s a good chance that this has made you realize there are some things that need to be done around your home. Whether it’s a fresh coat of paint, the need for pest-control, or you’ve just come to the realization that your house isn’t big enough for everyone to be spending so much time there together, if you’re going to make some home improvement moves (or just move) here are three steps you should take to keep yourself safe.Don’t hire whoever is cheapest: It’s pretty easy to find someone to come out and do work at your house right now, and it’s great that you can help out small business owners and their employees during this difficult time. While you might normally shop around to hire someone who’s got a good reputation and is somewhat affordable, right now you should change your thinking. If you’re looking to keep your home COVID-free, find out which company has the best safety practices during this crazy time. Don’t be satisfied with the first company you talk to. Make some calls. Paying a little extra for workers who are focused on keeping your home sanitary is definitely the way to go in 2020.Don’t hire anyone if you don’t have to: You may want to avoid re-shingling your roof or trying to be an amateur electrician, but there are a lot of jobs you can handle yourself. The right YouTube videos and a little elbow grease can go a long way. Let the experts handle the complicated stuff, but for anything easy to learn, try it yourself and keep strangers’ germs out of your home.Prepare your budget: Another good way to keep your home germ free is to plan ahead and make sure you have the tools you need to kill any germs that could be waiting to enter your home. Have extra PPE available for anyone who’s doing work at your house and make sure to sanitize any surfaces or handles that anyone has touched/will touch while working. If you’re renting something like a carpet cleaning machine or a moving truck, remember to sanitize the parts you have to touch while making use of these tools.last_img read more

Martinez: Results don’t tell story

first_img He added: “You look at the performances they have had since January, when they renewed the squad, and it’s not a squad that deserves to be where it is in the table. “I saw them against Fulham, and although they made big mistakes at the back that cost them goals, they created plenty of chances and are an extremely dangerous side. “I feel they were very unfortunate not to get anything out of the last two games against Fulham and Aston Villa because, on balance, they were the better side. We’re not going to become confused by their last two results. We know they are capable of winning games and we’ll be well aware of what can happen.” Wigan head back on the road with an enviable record of having won six and drawn two of their last nine away games in all competitions. Speaking to the Wigan Evening Post, Martinez added: “We can’t afford to be worrying about QPR – all we can do is worry about ourselves. “We don’t have enough points on the board and we are in a relegation battle ourselves. “We have played most of our best football away from home this season and we need to make sure we continue at that level.” The Latics head to Loftus Road on Sunday for a true relegation six-pointer at the foot of the Barclays Premier League. Whilst Wigan are only out of the bottom three on goal difference to Aston Villa, Harry Redknapp’s Rangers are currently staring the drop in the face as they are seven points adrift of safety. But after back-to-back 3-2 defeats at Villa and Fulham for QPR, Martinez is refusing to be lulled into a false sense of security, and he said: “People are talking about the results QPR have had and the points they have and I don’t feel it gives a true representation.” Press Associationcenter_img Wigan manager Roberto Martinez has urged his players not to become “confused” by the plight of relegation rivals QPR.last_img read more