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Keep Your Gutter Clean This Fall: Ladder Safety Tips

By October 1, 2015October 18th, 2023No Comments

Your gutters perform an important job – redirecting rainwater away from your home, preventing water damage. That’s why it’s essential that your gutters are clear of debris and leaves this season.

Cleaning your gutters can be a dangerous and tough job, however. Before going up to your roof, make sure to follow these safety steps:

Ladder Safety Tips

Inspect your ladder to see if it’s in good condition and if it’s the right size for the job. When you set up the ladder, place it on firm and level ground to secure it. Before climbing, make sure to wear slip resistant shoes.

Only one person at a time should be on the ladder. Home Solutions Midwest strongly recommends the three point-of-contact climb. Three limbs must be on the ladder rungs or steps at all times and you must not carry any objects. Finally, stay off the ladder if you feel tired or dizzy; do not climb ladders in high winds or severe storms.

A Better Solution for Keeping Your Gutters Clean

While cleaning and inspecting your gutters yourself may save you money, you take on the risk that comes with climbing a ladder. Gutter cleaning cane be tiring and dangerous if you are unexperienced, so many homeowners hire companies like us to do it for them. Fortunately, we can also install gutter covers in Albert Lea MN, and the surrounding areas. Our Gutter Helmet® system blocks leaves and debris from entering your gutters, preventing clogs.

Installing Gutter Helmet will take away the risk that comes with cleaning your gutters and the cost of hiring someone to do it for you. They can withstand virtually any level of precipitation, so you can be sure your gutters will perform their best even during a storm. They will also reinforce your gutters and make them more beautiful, thanks to the horizontal-rib design and wide variety of colors.

Home Solutions Midwest has been serving our neighbors in southern Minnesota for over 30 years. Our experienced and award-winning team can install your new Gutter Helmet system quickly and easily. All our installations include an inspection and tune-up of your gutters, as well. Give us a call to learn more about our products and services, or to schedule a free in-home evaluation.