Professionally cleaning windows can be a dangerous job. We have the right tools, high-quality ladders and years of experience working at higher than normal heights. And sometimes we still manage to get injured on the job. Imagine trying to do this job on your own without any of these advantages. That’s what many people do when they break out their 20-year-old ladder and set out to clean their second or even third story windows.
Ladder Injury and Death Statistics
According to the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors, more than 164,000 people are injured from falls with enough severity to require an emergency room trip. Worse than that, more than 300 people die each year from falling off ladders. Imagine how many more don’t even bother going to the hospital!
If you have experience on ladders and believe that you can save a few dollars by cleaning your own windows, there are still other hazards to consider. One being the weather. If you live in an area that is prone to sudden gusts of wind, your ladder experience will unlikely be able to help you. It is recommended that you descend immediately off any ladder if you feel wind or begin to experience any significant weather like rain or thunder.
Hire a Local Window Cleaning Company
Take the worry out of the equation and hire a company that knows what to do and how to do it safely. As we stated in the beginning, local window cleaning company have the right tools, equipment and experience to do the job safely. Get a quote from a local pro today. You’ll be surprised at the peace of mind you’ll experience knowing the job is done safely while you are on the ground and out of harm’s way!