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4 Safety Tips for Your Gutter Cleaning Tasks

By February 18, 2016October 18th, 2023No Comments

Gutter cleaning and maintenance is a vital part of homeownership. The key to succeeding at this task is knowing how to go about it without risking your safety. Gutter Helmet® of Northern Ohio offers four gutter cleaning tips in Berea, Ohio, to help make gutter cleaning a safe experience.

1. Always use a sturdy ladder.
Before climbing, be sure to inform someone so you can have him or her spotting you. Your choice of ladder type may depend on the height of your home, but it’s always a good idea to go with a four-legged stepladder for a single-story home and an extension ladder for a two-story home.

While climbing, make sure you maintain balance on each step, with three points of contact on the ladder at all times. Better yet, you can contact us to come clean your gutters. This way, you do not have to place yourself at risk.

2. Use a garden hose.
Go for a garden hose with a trigger spray nozzle, available at your local hardware store. This way, you can adjust the water pressure with just one hand as you hang it over the front edge of the gutter. Spray toward the downspout so smaller leaves and dirt flow down, but take care that large amounts of debris don’t cause clogs.

3. Wear protective gear.
Heavy-duty gloves and safety goggles are necessary for your protection at all times during gutter cleaning. There can be sharp debris in and around your gutters, and the force of the water can splash debris into eyes.

4. Watch out for power lines.
This almost goes without saying, but never attempt to clean gutters near power lines. Make sure you fix all hazardous electrical wiring before cleaning out your gutters, especially in wet conditions.

Following these gutter cleaning tips in Berea, Ohio, can help you maintain your gutters safely, but you can eliminate gutter cleaning completely by installing a gutter guard. We provide Gutter Helmet protection systems in Berea and surrounding areas.

To learn more about our products or to schedule an estimate, give Gutter Helmet of Northern Ohio a call today at (800) 824-3772. You can also use our convenient online request form. We are happy to discuss details about our services and schedule a free, no-obligation quote.