If you're in the process of buying a two-story home, there are some additional equipment you'll want to purchase as soon as you move in. Living in a two-story home is slightly different than living in a single-story home. Some of the differences involve maintenance, and personal safety. That's where the additional equipment comes in. Here are a few pieces of equipment that will make your life easier, and safer, now that you'll be living in a two-story home.
If you don't own a pressure washer, you'll need to pick one up. Having access to a pressure washer when you own a two-story home can be a real energy saver. First, with your pressure washer, you'll be able to wash the outside of those second-story windows without dangling from the roof, or hanging out the windows. Second, you'll be able to keep the exterior of your home clean, including the second-story eaves, and those out-of-the-way crevices that can be so hard to keep clean. Finally, you'll be able to knock down any bees nests, or hornets nests that get built out-of-reach of your broom handle.
When you own a two-story home, accessing the roof safely can be difficult. Unfortunately, you'll still need to take care of maintenance issues for your roof, or repair your air conditioning unit. Your standard 10' ladder isn't going to give you the reach you need to get to the second-story of your home. That's why it's important that you have at least one extension ladder. A sturdy extension ladder will allow you to access every area of your roof. This will also come in handy if you decide to decorate your roof for the holidays.
Living in a two-story home requires you to take extra emergency precautions to protect you and your family. Before you move into your home, you need to make sure you have the following emergency equipment.
The stairs can be a dangerous place in the dark. Unfortunately, in emergency situations, your lights may not be working. Glow-in-the-dark strips applied to the lower edges of your stairway walls will allow you to navigate the stairs safely if the power has gone out. You can also apply a layer of invisible glow-in-the-dark paint to the baseboard in your stairway.
Emergency Fire Escape Ladder
In the event of a fire, you and your family may not be able to get downstairs to an exit, which means you'll need to escape through the upstairs windows. Make sure you can escape safely by installing an emergency fire escape ladder in each room.
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