Using heavy duty ceiling anchors at home has many safety benefits. Note that most types of ceilings are not meant for handling heavy objects, so if you hang a huge chandelier at the entrance of your home without reinforcing your ceiling with heavy duty anchors, you are inviting trouble. Portions of your ceiling can collapse or sustain severe damage if you are not careful. To stay safe at home, here are some types of heavy duty ceiling anchors that you can use at home.
Anchors for Concrete Ceilings
Hanging heavy objects like chandeliers and hanging bookshelves from your concrete ceiling can be hazardous if you do not use the right tools and anchors to hold things in place. Remember that if the support on your chandeliers and bookshelves fail, the result can be quite catastrophic. To avoid accidents, you need to use heavy duty anchors that are designed for concrete ceilings and walls.
Concrete anchors come in different designs ,including the wedge anchors, the concrete strike anchors, the concrete drop-in anchors, and concrete sleeve anchors. Anchors known as toggle bolts are suitable for holding heavy loads. To install your anchors, you need to drill holes on your ceiling using a hammer drill. Then, use a wire brush or vacuum cleaner to clean off the dust from the holes. After cleaning off the holes, install large anchors that are strong enough to hold the weight of your chandelier or hanging bookshelves. Most types of concrete anchors come with nuts and bolts that need to be securely attached to the concrete surface. To avoid accidents, make sure that the nuts and bolts of your anchors are properly tightened before you attempt to hang any objects from your ceiling.
Anchors for Hollow Ceiling
Heavy duty ceiling anchors can help hold your ceiling together and prevent some of its parts from collapsing or falling dawn. If you have a hollow ceiling, you should invest in a heavy–duty hollow ceiling anchors. Also known as molly bolts, these types of anchor are best for holding heavy objects attached to hollow surfaces. The molly bolts have threads that expand and latch unto the back of the hollow surface to provide a strong support. The strength of the anchors depends on the size and spread of their threads.
To install molly bolts, you need to drill a hole into the surface of the hollow ceiling. Make sure that you drill holes on areas that have ample support. If your ceiling is weak in some areas, you may want to reinforce these weak areas before you attempt to hang any heavy objects from your ceiling. To reinforce your ceiling, drill holes on the ceiling directly under the material supporting your ceiling. Drill all the way through the ceiling joists, then use anchors to attach the ceiling more securely to the joists.
To hand objects from your hollow ceiling, drill holes on the area directly above the joists, install your anchors carefully, and then hang whatever objects your want to hang. Just make sure that the weight of the objects that you hang is proportional to the strength of your anchors.