Quick Tip 16: Ladder Placement
October 13th, 2011
A basic but important rule for ladders: For every 4ft of height that the ladder’s going, the base should be a foot away from the side of the house. This ensures stable placement.
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Quick Tip 15: 3 Points of Contact
September 6th, 2011
As the experts say: always maintain three points of contact with the ladder when cleaning gutters. Three points of contact — both of your feet and one hand or both of your hands and a foot.
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Quick Tip 10: Going Up the Ladder
August 2nd, 2011
Not confident to go up the ladder yet to do the gutter cleaning? Have a companion to support the ladder with you to make sure it’s firmly placed on the ground. It also saves time as you don’t need to always go up and down.
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Quick Tips 8: Roof Safety
July 26th, 2011
In cleaning gutters, especially when doing it from the roof — don’t just wear normal shoes. Do not hesitate to invest on work boots. They might cost more than the usual, but it’s best to be safe and prevent accidents.
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