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4 Gutter Cleaning Safety Tips from Gutter Helmet® of New England

By March 1, 2016October 18th, 2023No Comments

Gutter cleaning is one of the tasks you should do regularly. Clogged gutters can lead to numerous issues such as water damage, rotted wood, cracked pavement and a damaged foundation. That said, gutter maintenance can be a difficult and risky task. Gutter Helmet® of New England provides these tips to make sure you safely handle your gutters.

1. Practice ladder safety.

More than 90,000 Americans receive emergency room treatment for ladder-related injuries every year. Make sure you inspect your ladder to ensure all parts are free of damage before climbing, and be extra cautious when carrying items up and down a ladder.

2. Wear protective gear.

While cleaning gutters, it’s easy to get cuts and scrapes on your hands and/or arms. The debris inside gutters can also contain harmful bacteria. Make sure you equip yourself with gloves, eye protection and other safety equipment. You should also wear rubber-soled shoes to prevent slips and falls.

3. Inspect for power lines near the roof.

Always examine your surroundings for power line locations before doing any outside work. Stay at least 10 feet away from overhead power lines near the roof. Take extra care to be sure a metal ladder doesn’t come in contact with a power line.

4. Invest in gutter protection systems.

Gutter guard systems in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, can ensure your safety because you never have to clean your gutters! A reliable Gutter Helmet gutter guard will filter debris from water effectively, eliminating clogs and water damage.

Gutter Helmet works by using the principles of surface tension and gravity. Water clings to the ribbed surface and enters through a 3/8-inch slit. Leaves, twigs and other debris cannot enter the slit, and fall to the ground instead. This prevents debris build-up inside gutters and downspouts. Gutter Helmet also comes with a heavy-duty mounting bracket for added durability in different weather conditions.

Gutter Helmet is one of the leading gutter guard systems in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, because of its unique features and benefits. To learn more about Gutter Helmet, schedule a free in-home consultation today by calling (800) 824-3772.