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Your gutters play a vital role in protecting your home from water damage. To function properly, they need to be clean and clog-free at all time. While some homeowners choose to clean their gutters on their own, others prefer to hire a professional. In today’s post, we explain why hiring a professional to handle gutter cleaning for you is the better choice.

When you work with an experienced gutter guard installer like ABC Seamless Siding, you can expect that our pros will not make these mistakes:

Using the Wrong Tools

It’s important to use the right tools when cleaning your gutters. Professionals know exactly what tools they need to clean a specific type of gutter system. Amateurs and DIYers on the other hand tend to make do with what they have on hand and may not do the job properly as a result.

Not Wearing Protective Gear

We use protective gear when cleaning gutters, including the following:

  • Proper Eye protection – We wear proper eye protection to protect ourselves from debris that could fly out of the downspout when gutter cleaning. Your gutters can also be home to pests such as bees, wasps, frogs and birds, so it’s important to have the right gear to protect yourself from bites and stings.
  • Heavy-Duty Gloves – This is needed to protect our hands from sharp objects as well as to prevent cuts from the debris.


A common and very dangerous mistake amateurs often make when cleaning gutters is overreaching on the ladder. This is one of the top causes of ladder falls and can result in serious injury or death. Professionals don’t make this mistake. We know we need to reposition the ladder continuously rather than overreach, even if doing so is tedious. We fully understand the dangers associated with overreaching.

As a trusted gutter guard installer in the area, ABC Seamless Siding can get the job done professionally and efficiently. Give us a call today at (866) 405-8248 or you can fill out our convenient contact form. We serve our customers in Alaska, including Anchorage and surrounding areas.