Even though a greenhouse is designed to trap heat and light inside it, proper ventilation is still important. If the air in a greenhouse becomes too stagnant and humid you may generate an environment for fungi to develop which can be dangerous. Ventilation also plays an important role in making sure a greenhouse doesn’t become too hot, which may kill plants.
During colder months it may become necessary to use an electric heater in your greenhouse. To stop it from becoming a fire risk, be sure to choose a heater that is intended specifically for greenhouses. Any other kinds of electrical appliances you use in a greenhouse must also be suitable for use out of doors and have waterproof covers. When you are not using them, unplug them and keep them in a safe place.
On occasion, you may find a leak in your greenhouse. To avoid excessive moisture accumulation, fungi or other pathogens, try to fix any leaks as soon as possible. Doing so will also help to prevent insects.
A greenhouse is a place you may be storing different kinds of pesticide, plant food, gardening tools or any other type of item that would be dangerous if a child were to find them. So, if there are children in the home put a lock on your greenhouse.
Yes, even in a place that often feels relaxing to be in, there is still the potential for danger. Taking time to give your greenhouse a periodic safety inspection will be beneficial.