Aerial lifts are typically seen as equipment used in construction projects, utility jobs or warehouses when workers need to access a high place. But these lifts are becoming increasingly popular for residential projects as well.
Continue reading to learn how contractors can use aerial lifts to enhance your property’s curb appeal.
Instead of climbing up on ladders, more and more painting contractors are using scissor lifts, telescopic boom lifts and articulating boom lifts for painting projects. Because they can strap themselves to the equipment, aerial lifts allow painters to stay safer on the job.
Smaller scissor lifts can even be used to paint high vaulted ceilings inside a home. Whatever the task, a painting contractor should definitely consider bringing in an aerial lift.
We specialize in industrial power washing at Hydro Tech, but we know that power washing isn’t just for large buildings—it’s the best way to clean homes, too. The only problem is that power washing roofs and multi-story homes is nearly impossible from the ground.
That’s where a small-footprint aerial lift comes in handy. A power washing contractor is able to drive a small scissor lift onto a property and clean the entire home with ease.
Along with making it hard to see outside, dirty windows drastically lower a home’s curb appeal. Window washing contractors have used large-scale aerial lifts for commercial projects for years, but they’re becoming more popular for residential jobs. Professionals have found that using a small scissor lift is much safer and less time consuming than climbing up on ladders to reach high windows.
Removing limbs on some trees is necessary to keep the trees healthy and to reduce the risk of a branch falling down. However, tree trimming is a tough task without the proper equipment. By utilizing a tall boom lift or a bucket truck, an arborist can access the tallest branches without scaling the tree or climbing up a dangerous ladder.
There are plenty of companies out there that specialize in decorating homes and residential buildings for the holidays. Don’t be surprised to see their employees up on aerial lifts completing the job! Because aerial lifts have a much larger surface area than a ladder, workers stay safer while hanging lights when they’re on a lift.
Can you use an aerial lift yourself?
It’s important to note that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires anyone operating an aerial lift to undergo training and receive a license. Furthermore, that license must be renewed every three years.
The good news is that getting certified is fairly quick and easy. If you really want to operate an aerial lift by yourself, you can often get your certification in less than a day.
Would you like to learn more?
If you’d like to learn more about improving your home with an aerial lift, give us a call. The experts at Hydro Tech know the ins and outs of aerial lifts and industrial building maintenance, so we’re able to answer any questions you might have.
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