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How To Work Effectively in a Crawl Space

Crawl space access doors are often located in the back of closets, under the house and at the top of stairs for second story homes. Pier and beam homes often have crawl spaces work beneath to access the beams. Sometimes the water heater may be located beneath the house right in the access space. Crawl spaces often go throughout the full underside of the house with limited access points. Use these tips to work better in the space.

Work

Light

Small lights such as commercial led lighting Denver can illuminate the crawl space for easier work. The smaller lights can be set up, so your hands are free to work within the space. Choose one that straps to your head and moves with you. Or you can use an LED light that sets up in the space for wider beams of light that reach further into the access space. The light you choose depends on the needs of the job.

Creeper

Save your back while working in the small space by laying on a creeper. The little wheels roll along the ground or flooring carrying your weight. No need to shimmy or crawl in the space. The handy devices are great to have around for crawl spaces and working on your vehicle.

Tools

Make sure you take your tools with you. If you use a creeper, having the tools on a rolling cart may be easier to handle while in the space. There is often limited access in the crawl space so be mindful of the tools you take. A good screwdriver, hammer and wrench set may be all you need.

Work

Depending on the work being done, you may need specialized equipment to deal with things such as mold or excess moisture. Most spaces are level throughout which makes working in the space easier. Look at the layout before moving into the space to make moving around easier on yourself.