We all know very well that prevention is better than cure. And same was to be followed here. It wasn’t just the dirt that was causing delay or problems but it was rust too. Yes the stairs were rusty and they were weak. John knew that dirt and moisture has made stairs weak and it can collapse anytime while he is under there. He was pumped and ready to explode insides but was well aware of the fact that before anything else, he will have to take proper care of the stairs. Safety was utmost priority.