Crawl space safety is a real concern, because someone may need to venture into this potentially-dangerous area underneath your home periodically to inspect or repair gas lines, water or sewer pipes, HVAC ductwork or structural components. By definition, crawl spaces are confining and hard to move around in, plus they can contain all sorts of hazards, such as:
There are steps you can take to create a safer crawl space:
Because of the dangers of working in confined spaces, the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) recently set new requirements for workers going into areas like a crawl space. To meet them, any company you hire to perform work in the space underneath your home should assess it for safety concerns, and if necessary:
When you need to venture into your home’s crawl space, make sure that you wear protective gear, take your cell phone with you, and carry a flashlight.
If you have concerns about any HVAC components located in the crawl space of your Peachtree City home, contact us today at Powers Heating & Air for expert help.
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