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Drywall / October 12, 2022
According to Edmonton handyman services, construction injuries and fatalities are on the rise. Many injuries stem from relatively routine jobs, such as installing drywall.
Drywall installation is deceptively simple, resulting in not only workplace accidents but also home accidents. Enthusiastic DIYers attempt to install the material alone or without the proper tools and injuries follow. Staying safe during drywall installation is about knowing the process and about how to avoid common injuries.
While experts recommend several drywalling tips for new installers, they are quick to warn homeowners about the safety risks involved with DIY installation. If you insist on trying your hand at drywalling, it is best to adhere to some basic advice.
Quality tools are essential, especially when handling heavy and potentially unstable materials. Too many DIYers want to save money, so they buy off-brand products or used tools.
You do not want a drywall jack to fail in the middle of an installation or a knife to break when cutting through excess material. When a tool fails, it increases the risk of injury.
Buy tools from brands you trust. If you are not familiar enough with the tools needed for installation, check out online tutorials and tool reviews. However, try to find instructions and recommendations from people qualified to give them.
Working with drywall is risky. You want to ensure you have and wear all appropriate personal protective equipment, like a respirator and protective glasses. You should also follow correct lifting techniques and avoid lifting while twisting or bending.
Spatial awareness is also an essential skill on the job site. You need to know where everything is around you, especially when moving large, heavy pieces of drywall.
Working with drywall means being around a lot of dust. You must protect your lungs from too much dust exposure. A respirator is vital for protecting your respiratory system. However, ensure you purchase the correct mask. Also, know that it is always okay to take a break for some fresh air and let the dust settle.
When working with drywall, it is always a good idea to ventilate the space and avoid too much dust. Open doors and windows to give the material somewhere to go. Also, if necessary, use air movers to help push the dust out and away from the job site.
Finally, always work in pairs. Drywall sheets are heavy and often unwieldy; having two people helps with control. Also, working in teams encourages adherence to basic safety protocols, like wearing masks and goggles.
Another reason to have an extra person is in case of injury. Working in a team means there is always someone around to offer help or call for it.
DIY drywall installation is not impossible; many people do it every day. However, hiring a residential drywall service is a better option on so many levels. A professional service will probably finish the job faster than you can. They will also complete the task with minimal risk to their health and safety and absolutely no risk to you. Also, when a professional completes a job, there is usually more confidence in the result.
Working with a professional drywall installer or contractor is safer and more efficient than attempting the work alone. Contact Handyman Connection and work with qualified and experienced drywall installers. You can schedule an estimate and project assessment with the company. A professional will come to your home and assess what is needed before offering you a fair price for the work. Why do it yourself when you can have a professional do it for you?