Home maintenance isn’t just time-consuming and sometimes expensive, it can also be downright dangerous. Trying to do home maintenance chores yourself if you don’t have a lot of experience can end up causing damage to your home and can end up putting you in the hospital. It happens every year. Thousands of homeowners try to save a little money by doing home maintenance tasks on their own after viewing some videos online or reading tutorials and they end up getting seriously injured as a result of not hiring a professional.

There are some home maintenance tasks that you can do by yourself. Like mowing your lawn or doing your own gardening. But in general, the heavy cleaning and maintenance should be left to the professionals. In Toronto, professional window cleaners have the right equipment and the right training as well as the experience to do some of the more difficult home maintenance jobs without causing injury to themselves or damaging the home.

Don’t DIY Window Cleaning

Window cleaning is one of those home maintenance chores that you should always leave to the professionals. Good home maintenance includes cleaning exterior windows and to make your home look great and maintain your home’s curb appeal. But cleaning exterior windows without any experience or professional grade equipment can be dangerous. You can easily hurt yourself or damage your home if you don’t know what you’re doing. Cleaning exterior windows is different from cleaning interior windows. A rag and some window cleaner won’t cut it when you’re cleaning exterior windows that have dirt, pollen, debris and dust caked onto them. And if your home has large picture windows, skylights, or is more than one story it is definitely dangerous for you to try and clean those windows yourself. Check out some of the biggest dangers of DIY window cleaning and then call a professional window cleaning company for a quote to get your windows cleaned the right way.

Ladder Danger

This is the most obvious danger of DIY window cleaning and it’s the one that sends most homeowners to the hospital. If you’re not used to working on a ladder you can very easily hurt yourself If you’re trying to handle a pressure washer and move about easily at huge heights. In order to clean windows safely on a ladder, you need to have heavy duty construction grade ladders. The simple extendable ladder from the home store that you can pick up cheap isn’t going to be up to the challenge of window cleaning. And if you try to use a pressure washer or water fed pole cleaning system while you are mounted on a ladder and you don’t have the experience you can fall very easily off the ladder. You might break bones or even give yourself a concussion.

If your home has sloped yard around it you may not even be able to get a ladder into position safely so that you can clean your windows. A professional window cleaning company will have a state of the art water fed pole system that can be used in these situations.  A water fed pole system can fit into small spaces or into yards that have a significant slope so that no one has to climb up on dangerous ladders.

Rental Equipment

If you were going to try and clean your exterior windows by yourself you would need to rent equipment to do that. And when you rent home maintenance equipment like pressure washers you don’t get extensive training on how to use them safely. You may end up with equipment that is defective or not working properly. You will also probably end up with old equipment that doesn’t function very well anymore. In addition to substandard equipment, you’ll have to figure out how to use the equipment on your own because you won’t get any additional training. Using a volatile piece of machinery like a pressure washer when you have no idea what you’re doing is a recipe for disaster. The kickback from the pressure washer could injure you or cause you to fall. And the uncontrolled power of a pressure washer can damage your home by blasting roofing shingles off, damaging the glass in the windows, damaging the window frame or damaging the roof and the siding of your home.

Don’t take chances when it comes to cleaning your windows safely and keeping your home intact. If you want to do some household maintenance like mowing the laws by yourself you can do tasks like that safely. But when it comes to gutter cleaning, window washing, and other high stakes home maintenance chores hire a professional. Expert window cleaning company have the right training, the experience, and the top grade equipment necessary to get the job done quickly and on budget.