Fall gutter cleaning is something that everyone should be concerned about. If you choose to tackle this chore on your own, there are a few things that you want to do to make sure that you are staying safe and that you don’t have to worry about falling.
Tips for Cleaning Your Gutters This Fall
Use a Trustworthy Ladder – Make sure the ladder’s stable. You also want to make sure that it’s the right ladder for the house. You should use a ladder with four legs for a single-story house and if you have a multiple-story home an extension ladder’s what you should use.
Do Not Rest/Lean On Gutters – Your home’s gutters aren’t meant to have anything leaning on them. you should never lean extension ladders on the gutters. Not only can it damage your gutters, but it can also cause you to fall.
Protect Yourself – When you are cleaning your gutters, you want to protect yourself. Wearing work gloves and eyewear protection is important. You are going to be surprised at what you might run into when you are cleaning the gutter. You might find litter, wildlife, animal feces, and more. So you want to make sure that you have good, sturdy gloves on and a good pair of work goggles.
Use a Gutter Scoop and Bucket – When you are using a secured gutter scoop and bucket, you are able to neatly and safely clear and clean debris from the gutters.
Don’t Do It Alone – It’s best to have someone with you when you are working on cleaning the gutters. This way, someone can be holding the ladder steady for you. Also, if you fall, you are going to have someone who can help you or call for help immediately.
Don’t Do it During Bad Weather – If it’s raining or there are high winds, this is the last time that you want to do this kind of work. Otherwise, you are going to find that you aren’t very steady on the ladder.
These are some of the things that you should remember when you are cleaning your gutters yourself. But what if you aren’t very good on a ladder? If you are interested, we offer gutter cleaning services. Contact us here for a quote.