Knowing the dangers of DIY drilling can help you to avoid causing unnecessary damage to your framed photos and other assembled furniture. Furthermore, it ensures that your wall mounting installations are done securely. Once you know how to avoid drilling failures, you will be able to minimise the need to engage handyman drilling services. You need to contact a professional handyman for wall repairs will be greatly reduced as well. With that, here is a list of DIY drilling dangers and ways to avoid drilling failures:
- You Might Damage The Drill Bit
When drilling your wall to hang your pictures, make sure not to lean into your drill. Adding extra weight to it may cause the drill bit to break and may cause unnecessary damage to your walls. On top of that, a damaged drill bit will not be attached to the drill securely so which increases the risk of injury. Whether you are repairing your door hinge or installing a TV bracket, simply let the drill do its work and move it without exerting too much pressure by using your body weight.
- You Might Overheat The Drill Bit
Although it is usually normal for your drill bit to heat up slightly, if the drill bit overheats, it can cause the entire drill to stop working. This often happens when the bit is not compatible with the surface material being drilled. It can also be a sign of putting too much pressure while drilling. It is important to be aware of the type of drill bit to reliably drill the wall and avoid overheating the drill bit for works such as a pull-up bar installation.
- You Might Cause Self-inflicted Damage
If the surface of the wall you intend to drill is rough (e.g. tiles, cement, and concrete), ensure that you use the correct drill. Always wear the recommended safety gear such as protective eyewear and gloves to minimise the risk of injury. You can also prepare by researching what other tools are needed when drilling relatively coarse surfaces. That way, you can avoid major damage and accidents from taking place while conducting home maintenance work.
If you fail to equip yourself with the proper gear and tools for drilling hard walls, you might find yourself unable to control the drill comfortably. Improper handling of the drill could result in injury. If you carry an injury, you will need to seek assistance from a professional handyman to get the job done.
- You Might Puncture Electrical Wires
When drilling your walls to install a wall mirror or any other fixtures, check for electrical wires beforehand. Drilling into any electrical wire could cause injury on top of power failures. The power failure could even damage some of your home appliance products. For convenience, it is recommended that you equip yourself with stud finders and electrical wiring detectors while drilling. That way, you can avoid damaging any electrical wiring behind your walls.
- You Might Damage Heavy Furniture or Equipment
When drilling holes for larger fixtures, such as wall-mounted shelves, full-length mirrors, and expensive artwork, take note of the studs or anchors needed to properly hang them. They must be strong enough to hold the weight of the fixture you intend to install. Anything too small can damage your wall and fixtures as it is unable to support the weight of the fixtures. If you are unsure about the type of studs or anchors needed, ask for a professionals’ advice.
- You Might Create Large Holes In Your Wall
Drilling involves heavy amounts of concentration and patience whether you are installing a wall hook or repairing a door hinge. Without proper experience in handling a drill, you might end up creating large or misshapen holes in your wall. Cracks might also form if your wall happens to be made of cement. To avoid such damage, make sure that you have the basic knowledge of how to use your drill before making holes for wall mounts, TV brackets, and other hardware.
- You Might End Up Drilling Too Deep
Without proper preparation, you might drill holes that are too deep. This can, in turn, cause any installations you set up or door hinges you repair to become loose and unstable. Thus, be sure to equip yourself with a drill that has a depth-stop attachment so you can limit the size of the hole you want to create. This will also ensure that your drill automatically stops once you command it to. Alternatively, you can simply use bright-coloured duct tape to mark the point where you want the drill bit to stop. Doing so can be a simpler way to help you prevent any damage to your kitchen cabinet hinges or wall-mounted artwork.
Why You Should Contact Everyworks Singapore
In case you still have doubts about drilling your walls by yourself, you can contact us at Everyworks Singapore. We are considered among the leading drilling service providers in Singapore. In fact, our team of affordable handymen can provide drilling services at an efficient pace so that your wall installations are set up quickly. You also will not have to worry about any wall or equipment damage taking place due to their professional training. In case you want to know more about our servicing costs, feel free to view our price list.
Everyworks Singapore gives you the quickest solution to resolve all home maintenance issues faced by the busy modern individual. Fast response, fast arrangements and quality workmanship at reasonable and affordable prices. As a leading trusted service provider in Singapore, we have served over 20,000 customers delivering outstanding service with hundreds of highly-rated reviews on both Google and Facebook for our professional plumber, electrician, aircon servicing technicians and handyman teams. Read through our articles and browse our past works to find out more about our home services in Singapore. To find a quick solution to your home repair woes, contact our dedicated and fast response customer support with a picture or a quick text either by Whatsapp at +65 82410032 or calling us at +65 6909 0990. For email enquiries, send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This article is reproduced from A1 Handyman Singapore.