Few things are more aggravating than cleaning a ceiling without a ladder. It’s difficult to get to, see, and just plain annoying. But don’t worry, we’ve got your back.
This article will demonstrate how to wash a ceiling without a ladder. With our helpful tips and suggestions, you will have no trouble completing the task in a short amount of time and with little effort.
Let’s get into it!
How to Wash a Ceiling Without a Ladder?
Don’t be alarmed if the ceiling in your home is beginning to show signs of wear and tear. You can give it an excellent clean without haul out a ladder.
All you need is a microfiber cloth and a telescoping pole (available at most hardware stores). Just attach the cloth to the end of the pole, dampen it with water, and start scrubbing in gentle circular motions.
Try using a dryer sheet for areas that are difficult to access. Just dampen it slightly and run it along the surface.
My Personal Experience with Washing a Ceiling Without a Ladder
I have never been a very tall person. I am only 5’2,” and even with heels, I don’t tower over anyone. So, when it came to washing my ceiling, I was at a bit of a loss.
I didn’t want to use one of those flimsy step-ladders because I was afraid I would fall and hurt myself.
But I also didn’t want to ask my husband or son to do it for me because it’s just not that hard to wash a ceiling.
Therefore, I set out to discover a method by which I could clean my ceiling without resorting to the use of a ladder. After some trial and error (and a few close calls), I figured out the best way to wash a ceiling without a ladder.
You will only need an old mop, bucket, and some towels for this job. To begin, dip your mops into the bucket of sudsy water that is provided.
After that, squeeze as much water out of it as possible so that it is not dripping wet. Next, drape one of the old towels over your head and shoulders like a cape. Check that the towel is sufficiently long so that it can reach the floor.
Now, gently press the mop against the ceiling and move it in small circles. The towel will catch any drips and prevent them from running down your face or on your clothes.
Once you’ve gone over the entire ceiling, rinse out your mop in the bucket of clean water.
Why is the Ladder necessary to Wash a Ceiling?
A ladder is necessary to wash a ceiling for a few reasons:
- Ceilings are often high, and out of reach, so a ladder is the only way to get close enough to scrub them clean.
- A ladder provides a stable platform from which to work, preventing you from having to balance on a chair or stool and risking a fall.
- Finally, a ladder allows you to evenly distribute your weight so that you don’t put too much pressure on any one spot on the ceiling, which could cause the plaster to crack or break.
How Often Should Ceilings Be Cleaned?
Ceilings should be cleaned at least once a year, but more often if they are in a high-traffic area or subject to dust and other debris.
A good rule of thumb is to clean your ceiling when you notice it starting to look dirty.