It’s easy to think that aerial lifts are used only in industries like utilities, construction, and warehouse support. However, these pieces of equipment are being used more and more in other industries that require workers to access high places safely. Contractors that provide a variety of residential services are finding that aerial lifts are useful tools for providing a quality service to homeowners, while also keeping their employees safe. Here’s a look at a few ways homeowners can hire contractors and aerial lifts to complete various residential applications.
This is a great use for lifts such as scissor lifts, telescopic boom lifts and articulating boom lifts. These lifts fit easily into small residential lots and close to the side of homes, making them ideal for getting next to walls to paint. Small foot print scissor lifts can also be used in the home’s interior, to paint vaulted rooms and ceilings, without the danger of using scaffolding. Painters like these types of equipment because they can attach safety harnesses directly to the bucket, and various size buckets allow painters to carry all of the equipment they may need.
Window washing contractors are using aerial lifts more and more frequently for residential applications. While they have been a standard for commercial window cleaning for years, with many lift manufacturers now building small footprint lifts, they are ideal for helping professional window washers access upper-level windows of homes.
Residential Tree Service
Tree trimming and removal services no longer have to rely on the tree climbing skills of their employees to trim and remove large trees, which is something homeowners should never attempt to do. Bucket trucks allow residential tree trimming services to get to higher branches without risking the safety of their employees. Bucket trucks can also be handy for creating a boundary that keeps sidewalks clear of pedestrians while tree trimmers are working.
Holiday Light Installation
Many landscape companies will turn their attention to helping residents hang their holiday lights, as an alternative to mowing and lawn care during the winter. These companies will use aerial lifts and bucket trucks to decorate tall trees and get lights in those hard-to-reach places on homes. Homeowners that take advantage of light hanging services that use aerial lifts will never have to unsafely scale their home and trees again.
Aerial lifts are no longer tools for commercial, utility and warehouse applications only. Contractors that provide services for residential applications are also seeing the benefit of using aerial lifts for safety and efficiency.