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08-28-2017 06:17 PM
missannienow Oh, you guys are too funny! First thread here thats has made me laugh.

I avoid ladder, because I am over 60 and deeply fear falls. Sometimes, I DO have to use one, and when I do, I take it very slowly and very carefully. In Florida, everyone has ceiling fans, which are a royal pain to clean unless you use a ladder. Its kinda amazing how much dust can accumulate on fan blades in just a short time. And also, kinda disgusting! If you know what dust actually is made of, its even more gross. LOL! Human skin cells, animal skin cells, dander, dead dried up insects, hair, ordinary dirt and who knows what else. We MAKE our own dust, in case you didnt know this. The older a building is, the more dust. In an old building much of the dust is from PREVIOUS occupants and their pets. But a brand new home also has dust.

In one of my science classes for my Nursing degree, we looked at our own home's dust under a microscope. It was VERY interesting and also a bit disgusting. LOL!
08-28-2017 01:40 PM
alexrund I usually just have somebody else hold the ladder for me. Better to have two people working on something, anyways
03-15-2016 12:23 AM
K&M Guttering

stand offs is what we use here in Oklahoma,,,,,
11-10-2015 12:46 AM
Eugene Can not stress this enough....ladder brackets rock.

If you have never used ladder brackets, once you try them you will be sold. They provide that kind of assurance that you can not even get when you have someone spotting for you at the base of the ladder.
They are designed to prevent slippage and horizontal slippage of the ladder. Of course not all ladder brackets are equal, and there are a lot of different options for different roofs. So do your research and find out what would suit the unique requirements of your property.
Hope that helps.
06-28-2014 02:57 AM
Dennis I. Madison Once I was slipped from a ladder and got injury on butt.
04-19-2013 05:02 PM
Global_Restoration It's ok to be a newbie, just be able to learn from those mistakes.
10-06-2012 03:06 AM
marie davidson Its very dangerous for untrained people to climb long ladders. So in order to get my roof,high windows and chandelier cleaned I prefer taking cleaning services from us you can seek help of cleaning service providers in town. You can find their number online easily and contact them.
10-21-2011 03:36 AM
neilzeins I use a ladder stabilizer that will take away from the house alittle more than put the stairs on the side of the house. It helps that side to side to move up and gives you a better feel, while
12-08-2010 11:55 AM
clins Hello,
Falls are the most common cause of accidents at home. Ladders need to be used with caution and handled carefully.
  • Do not struggle with an extension ladder on your own. Get help.
  • Remember the leaning ladder rule: position the foot of the ladder one measure out for every four measures in height.
  • Ladder feet should be on a firm, level surface, the top resting on something solid. Never lean a ladder on guttering or on a window sill. If you need to work in these areas, use a pre-fitted stand-off which maintains stability. Always secure the bottom and upper part of the ladder with rope or straps around the stiles, never from the rungs, remembering to keep loose ends away from your feet to avoid tripping.
  • Move the ladder rather than over-reach.
  • Wear sensible shoes. Do not wear sandals or work in bare feet.
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11-30-2010 03:59 AM
sean.d7458 I agree with Total Clean, it is definitely the safeest to have someone else holding it. I don't mind paying a bit extra for another employee because sometimes tasks can't be done alone and it is nice to have a helping hand.
10-09-2010 01:27 PM
RE:Ladder Safety

Hi friends, I am glad to know your opinions on ladder safety. I think this is a best way to share your opinion. I hope it is useful to everyone.

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09-08-2010 06:52 AM
Re:Ladder Safety

Hi friends, Thanks for sharing such a good information which is really useful to me. I am new to the forum and i am glad to be here.

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09-16-2009 07:39 PM
cascapi I know I was just picturing the last few jobs I did thinking that our ladders don't stay still long enough to pin down.

Great idea, though, if you want it stationery!
09-16-2009 07:13 AM
RoofCleaningNashville The crowbar is to keep the ladder bottom from sliding out away from the building.
09-16-2009 12:17 AM
cascapi I find it hard to trust a crowbar! I'm with gutter cleaner. We use ladder stabilizers all the time, whether cleaning gutters or washing windows. It's good insurance.

House washing, we wash and rinse from the ground.
05-04-2009 08:06 PM
RoofCleaningNashville I saw on another forum that the guy uses a crowbar driven into the ground and hooked on the bottom rung as a stabilizer to keep the ladder from sliding.
03-20-2009 04:18 PM
Speedball My first job as a maintenance tech. my boss wanted me to help him set up a 40' extension against a 3 story brick bldg. We got it up and he kept moving it around and banging the top of it against the building. Next thing you know pieces of brick started falling and one grazed his head. First time I ever had to take someone to E.R....
01-23-2009 01:52 PM
Originally Posted by divine190 View Post
Ladders don't do any good when pressure washing, and definitely not when you dont have somebody to back you up. It can get really bad.There are many videos to get trained if you are so keen to climb up.such as this.

Ladder safety during PW
That guy is a retard and knows nothing about Pressure Washing. Oh and he needs a Haircut too. LOL
01-22-2009 02:35 AM
divine190 Ladders don't do any good when pressure washing, and definitely not when you dont have somebody to back you up. It can get really bad.There are many videos to get trained if you are so keen to climb up.such as this.

Ladder safety during PW
09-09-2008 06:16 AM
Total Clean
Safety with Ladders

First of all the place must be suitable for a ladders, then always have someone else holding the ladder for the other person that is on it. In my opinion that is the best and safest way to use ladders.
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