The Do’s & Don’ts of Ladder Safety

More than 90,000 people are treated in emergency rooms every year due to ladder-related injuries, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). This statistic underscores the risks of ladder use and the importance of taking safety precautions seriously when using this common household equipment. With spring gutter cleaning season approaching, now is a good […]

Stop! Before You Get Out That Ladder to Clean the Gutters, Read This

There are a number of reasons to consider adding the best gutter guards around to your gutters, but the main purpose is to protect them from the build-up of leaves and other tree debris. When left unattended, clogged gutters can result in thousands of dollars in damage due to rot, erosion and foundation problems. Safety […]

Use Rain Gutter Guards to Avoid the Dangers of a Flooded Basement

Just like a car, your home is a complex system with many components that work in tandem to perform certain tasks. If any of the components are broken or neglected, your home won’t be able to adequately perform its main job – protecting you and your family from the elements. Take the gutters, for example. […]

Important Ladder Safety Tips

Whether you’re climbing on a ladder to clean your gutters, fix an issue or install metal gutter shields, you need to stay safe. Ladder-related falls are a leading cause of injury, according to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. On average, around 500,000 people fall from ladders per year, with a whopping 97% of those […]

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Ladder Safety 101: How to Stay Safe When Cleaning Gutters

Did you know that the United States has the most ladder-related deaths of any country in the world? Every year, nearly nine million people are taken to the emergency room due to injuries sustained from falling off a ladder. Many of these casualties are homeowners who fall from their ladders while trying to clean gutters […]

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The Link Between Gutters and Your Health

Do you or a member of your household often feel unwell? Do you have allergies that just don’t seem to go away, no matter what you do? Environmental factors are among the leading causes of chronic illnesses. Many people live in homes that have mold and mildew infestations they’re not even aware of, and experience […]

Falls Prevention Awareness Day is September 22

Falls Prevention Awareness Day is September 22

If you are a senior or have older adults in your life, take note that the 9th annual Falls Prevention Awareness Day (FPAD) will be observed on September 22, 2016 (the first day of fall). FPAD is sponsored by the National Council on Aging in an effort to raise awareness about ways to prevent fall-related […]

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How to Improve Indoor Air Quality in a Home

Most people think of air pollution as an outside condition like smoke or smog. However, what people don’t realize is that the air inside your home can be more polluted than the outside air! Indoor pollutants can include lead from old paint, formaldehyde, fire retardants, radon or volatile chemicals from household cleaners. One major pollutant […]

Combat Zika Virus by Keeping Your Gutters Clean

Combat Zika Virus by Keeping Your Gutters Clean

The news has been filled lately with reports about the spread of the Zika virus and its serious threats to pregnant women and unborn babies. This dangerous disease is transmitted by mosquitoes. If you live in an area that could be affected by the virus, it is important to regularly clean out your gutters as […]

Summer Weather Brings an Increased Risk of Fire

Summer Weather Brings an Increased Risk of Fire

Certain problems can arise with gutters during the summer. As part of your home maintenance, it is important that you regularly check your gutters and take proactive steps to prevent these problems. Gutter Helmet’s innovative gutter protection systems help to keep your gutters clear and working properly for controlled, directed water flow that safeguards your […]


How to Guard Against Mold in Your Home

As part of home maintenance, it is important to have a plan to prevent and to remove any mold that forms in your home. Mold can grow inside or outside your home. When you’ve got mold in your home or on your property, it’s an indication of excessive moisture. This can happen due to a […]

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Innocent Gutter Cleaning Mistakes That Can Impact You

Part of your regular home maintenance involves cleaning out your gutters. This task may seem easy at first, but often can lead to dangerous mistakes if not done correctly. Far too often, homeowners attempt to clean out gutters themselves and end up falling off ladders or slipping on the roof, leading to serious damage and […]

Safety Tips for Hanging Outdoor Christmas Lights

Safety Tips for Hanging Outdoor Christmas Lights

A house strung with colorful Christmas lights is a favorite holiday sight for most, yet stringing lights along your roof and gutters can be a real safety hazard if not done properly. Before you prepare this year’s dazzling display, here are some important tips to stay safe and keep your house looking merry and bright. […]

Gutter Cleaning is Important, But So is Your Safety

Gutter Cleaning is Important, But So is Your Safety

Clogged gutters are more than just a rainy-day headache. If left unattended over the long run, they can damage your roof and eventually, the rest of your home. Rainwater spilling over the sides of your gutter will find its way into the structure, causing problems ranging from mold and mildew growth, to bird and insect […]

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Ladder Safety Tips to Help You Avoid Injury – or Worse

Did you know that ladders are a major cause of injury both on and off the job? When you consider the physical danger involved with climbing high off the ground to perform various maintenance tasks, such as gutter cleaning, it’s inevitable that injuries will happen. In fact, those injuries resulted in more than two million […]

Protecting Your Home from Extreme Weather

Protecting Your Home from Extreme Weather

Whether it’s due to global warming or other factors, the frequency of extreme weather events is on the rise across North America. Summer brings a higher risk for tornadoes, high winds, wildfires and flooding in many regions. Here are some important safety tips to help you protect your home from extreme weather.  

Avoid the Damaging Effects of Basement Flooding: Install Gutter Guards

Avoid the Damaging Effects of Basement Flooding: Install Gutter Guards

Your house is a system with different parts that need to work together to ensure the safety and functionality of your home. It goes without saying that if one part is not functioning well, all the others can be affected. Take for example your gutter: if it is clogged with debris, rainwater will accumulate and […]