Learn how to safely undertake DIY home repairs on Aug. 19

Whether you'll be tackling a do-it-yourself project because you're excited about doing the work yourself, or because it's your only option, your focus will all too often be on design, material choices, and other "fun" aspects of the project. Project planning, however, should also include avoiding injury, minimizing exposure to toxic materials, and consideration of other potential dangers.

Home Repair Resource Center (HRRC) invites homeowners to learn from contractor Mark Westbrooks what precautions they should take in planning repair projects. Westbrooks will present Working Safely: How Homeowners Should Protect Themselves when Doing Repairs on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 7 p.m., at HRRC’s Teaching Center, 2520 Noble Road in Cleveland Heights.

The Working Safely presentation is part of HRRC’s HouseMender University series, and is free and open to residents of all communities. Reservations are requested; for more information or to reserve a spot, call 216-381-6100, ext. 16.

Rebecca Stager

Becky Stager has been HRRC's education coordinator at HRRC since 1989. Visit  www.hrrc-ch.org or call 216-381-6100 for more information on programs and services.

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