From removing a single, non-weight bearing wall to demo-ing an entire wing of a home, there are many important safety measures that should always be taken no matter the size of the job. Nearly all demolitions should be completed by licensed and insured professionals who have a proven track record of success. Follow along this month as we list out several incredibly crucial safety tips for those hoping to complete a demolition.
Important Safety Gear
- Hard hat
- Eye protection
- Work gloves
- Ear Protection
- Work Boots
Preparing for Demolition
- Turn off all utilities including electric, gas, water, steam, sewer, and other service lines. Always notify the appropriate utility companies of your plans in advance.
- Illuminate any areas that have poor lighting
- Ensure that bystanders and other workers are at a safe distance before tearing anything down.
Wearing a respirator during and after a demolition is crucial as all types of dangerous airborne chemicals can be floating around. Hazards such as asbestos, led based paint, and harmful gases could be hiding in plain sight.
A cleaner demolition site leads to fewer injuries and accidents. Keep the area clean by removing debris consistently throughout the project instead of waiting until the end. Properly dispose of any hazardous debris to ensure the most eco-friendly demolition possible.
Demolition and excavation projects have never been more convenient and accessible for New York residents thanks to Morgan Services Group. For more than twenty years our family owned and operated company has helped countless local residential and commercial clients in their time of need, twenty four hours a day, seven days a week! Visit our website for more information or contact our team directly anytime at 1 (855) 800 – DEMO.