Saturday’s Tip for Long Island Homeowners – Attic Stairs
Many homes in the Dix Hills and Melville area have pull-down stairs to their attics. We have one in our home. We’ve been on a clean-out-the-attic campaign the last few weeks and after going up and down the stairs a few times each week we decided they need to be replaced for safety reasons.
Since pull-down attic stairs seem to be so common on Long Island I thought this video about safety issues with attic stairs might be of interest to many homeowners.
Attic pull-down stairs have a reputation for problems relating to safety. You may only use them occasionally, but don’t let that infrequency determine how often you inspect for safe operation.
Properly installed and maintained stairs are absolutely necessary in preventing serious injuries.
Understand we expect these stairs to hold not only our body weight, but also while we are holding several dozen pounds of belongings!
Find out what you should look for and how to keep your stairs functioning safely.
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