Dangerous Approach to Window Cleaning (Don’t Try This At Home)

November 25 2017
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Window cleaning has been around ever since the first glass window appeared in Roman Egypt. Back then, even amateur window cleaners didn’t face the same dangers at the professional washers today. The buildings weren’t too high while the windows were rather small since the glass was expensive.

Nowadays when windows come in all shapes and sizes and buildings reach high into the sky, window cleaning has become a dangerous task. While some people thoughtfully delegate the task to the professionals, others still try to save a buck by risking their lives.

 

  1. Dancing On The Ledge

“Dancing? I always walk very carefully when on the ledge”. This might be one of the last things you’ll hear an amateur window cleaner say before he plummets down to the ground. No matter how careful you are about walking on the ledge, you are risking your life. A loud sound, a bird flying by or an itchy foot can lead to a disaster. That’s why professional window cleaners have special equipment, which is improved on a yearly basis.

  1. Leaning Out of The Window

“Just a little bit further and I’ll get the annoying streak”. That annoying streak can cost you your life. No matter how safe you may feel when leaning out of the window, you may lean a little too far at some point. If you have to reach a tough spot, opt for buying squeegees with long handles or hire a professional window cleaner to get the job done safely.

  1. Climbing a Chair Near an Open Window

“I’m only cleaning the inside of the window”. If so, don’t forget to close it. Many people open their windows and start cleaning both sides while standing on a chair. Whenever more than half of your torso is above the windowsill when the window is open, you are at a risk of falling.

Window cleaning is one of the most dangerous jobs in the world. Be smart about doing it.

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