Decorating your home is great. The fresh feeling that you get from sprucing up your place to feel more homely or giving a completely new look is something almost everybody loves. What everybody doesn’t love, however, is finding a safe and efficient way to decorate your hallways and stairs because if there’s one thing that many people have learned when decorating their home is that ladders and stairs do not match. Unless, of course, you have a combination ladder.
Unlike regular step or extension ladders, combination ladders do not require you to overreach if you are unable to get to a particular point or position, minimizing the risk of falls and accidents. These ladders are designed for jobs just like this, providing you with the perfect solution to not just get the job done safely but efficiently. All that is needed is a little know-how in how to use them.
Not sure how to use a combination to decorate your hallways and stairs? Don’t panic, this quick guide will give you everything you need to know!
How to Set Up Your Combination Ladder
Setting up your combination ladder to use on your stairs is easier than you think! Follow these simple steps to get going:
- The first thing to do to set up your combination ladder on your stairs is to remove the extension piece and stand your ladder up with the stabilizer bar at the top of the stairway. This could be tricky so if grab a hand if there’s anyone nearby.
- Once this has been done, the next thing to do is to hinge the base and mid-sections so that they sit in a step ladder configuration and insert the extension piece back in. This needs to be done upside down on the back if the middle section. Be sure to check that the rung hooks are facing upwards and outwards. This will indicate that the ladder is set up correctly.
- Next, stand the extension piece on a step lower from the one where you need to work from and adjust the ladder until the metal locking bars are horizontal.
- Once you are happy with the position of your combination ladder, it’s now time to ensure all the safety aspects have been checked. This includes checking the ladder’s feet are as far from the stair edges as possible and securing the ladder to a post if you are working alone.
After completing these four simple steps, you will be ready to begin your decorating! We hope this blog has made using a combination on your stairs a little easier and clearer – good luck!