5 Gutter Cleaning Tips: Keep gutters clear of debris and well maintained to protect all aspects of your home. Faulty or clogged gutters can cause damage to your roof, siding and foundation. Follow these safe gutter-cleaning tips to protect your home.
Put safety first! Know the proper way to clean out your gutters to prevent injuries or worse. Most injuries are preventable.
1) Ladder Safety: Cleaning out gutters the old-fashioned way? Use a STURDY ladder with a shelf strong enough to hold a bucket full of debris. Notify a family member or neighbor you will be using a ladder to work on gutters.
2) Gloves: Be sure to wear gloves to protect hands from debris ridden with bacteria, torn metal shards or ragged edges.
3) Protective Eyewear: It is impossible to anticipate what might fly out of gutters at high velocity … bees, birds, etc … escaping from a newly unclogged gutter has a real potential of causing an eye injury.
4) Wear Rubber Sole Shoes: Prevent falls and slips when climbing a ladder by wearing shoes with rubber treads.
5) Power Line Hazard: Use caution around power cables especially when the protective insulation cover has deteriorated. Contact an electrician about any damaged cables.
Now that you know how to safely clean your gutters, get to work!
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