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Washing Your Windows? Assess the Following Before Starting

Washing Your Windows? Assess the Following Before Starting

Jul 31, 2018

If you want your home’s windows to last as long as possible, it’s critical to clean them as necessary (typically a few times per year).

While it sounds easy enough to clean your windows inside and out, this isn’t always the case. There are safety risks everywhere, and you need to be aware of each and every one.

Here are a few details to assess before starting:

·      Fall hazard. Are you protecting against a potential fall to the ground below? When cleaning outside windows while standing on a ladder, safety is top priority.

·      Weather conditions. Is it possible that it could begin to rain? Are there strong wind gusts in the area? Avoid climbing a ladder in less than ideal weather conditions.

·      Equipment. You must know the type of equipment you need to properly clean your windows. Furthermore, make sure it’s in good working condition before you get started.

·      Overhead obstacles. From tree limbs to power lines, there could be obstacles that get in your way when cleaning the outside of your windows.

·      People below. When working at height, you don’t want to take the risk of someone bumping into your ladder, as this could knock you to the ground.

So, the next time you decide to wash your windows, be sure to assess the following. Doing so will go a long way in improving your safety.

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