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Do you have a ladder?

By Vision Reporter

Added 16th July 2010 03:00 AM

HAVING a clean and organised home is everyone’s desire.Fortunately, with the right facilities, you can make your home what you want it to be. In attempting to make homes look pleasing, many people forget the vitality of a ladder in easing up work.

BY GODWIN AYESIGA

HAVING a clean and organised home is everyone’s desire.Fortunately, with the right facilities, you can make your home what you want it to be. In attempting to make homes look pleasing, many people forget the vitality of a ladder in easing up work.

Whether you are replacing a bulb, cleaning that dirty ceiling or hanging pictures, a stepladder is handy. Absurdly, many people use either a chair or a stool for such tasks.This is not only unsafe, it also makes it difficult for you to properly reach your intended target.

Essentially, a stepladder is one of the handy home tools that will enable you reach considerable heights for many home chores. Stepladders range from short to taller ones that can be used to access high locations such as the roof.

The stepladder is advantageous, it is light and can be folded. So you do not have to worry about the space of keeping it. Robert Mukwaya, a painter, says while using the ladder, its four legs should be placed on an even surface and then unfolded to make it safe for use.

He says positioning yourself at the centre of the steps balances your weight. Mukwaya says standing on the top-most step or climb so high where you cannot easily touch the ladder with your hands is unsafe.

While buying, choose a ladder that will fit the intended chore. You may choose the fixed or the extending six feet stepladder. Many stepladders are made out of aluminum, they are durable. They cost between sh320,000 and sh350,000 for a five feet. A six-feet ladder costs between sh360,000 and sh400,000. They can be found in many hardware shops in Nakasero and Shauliyako markets.

The five-feet stepladder has five steps while the six feet ladder has six steps. However, there are also extending ladders up to 12 feet. With an extending stepladder, you can vary its height depending on the area you intend to work on. Mukwaya says trying out the stepladder before buying it is the only way to know that your purchase will provide the stable assistance you need when you are climbing.

Do you have a ladder?

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