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Practice Basic Ladder Safety When Cleaning Your Gutters

By October 1, 2015October 17th, 2023No Comments

Making sure your gutters are clean should be part of your regular maintenance checklist. Gutters protect your foundation, siding, and roof from water damage by directing water away from your home. That’s why it’s important that they remain clog-free. Going up a ladder can be risky, though, so make sure to follow these safety tips:

 Ladder Safety Tips

Before you climb up a ladder, make sure that it’s in good condition. Don’t use a ladder with loose or missing parts, or if it sways or leans to the side. Use the right size of ladder for the job, and place it on firm and level ground. There shouldn’t be anything slippery, like wet leaves or mud, present at the base, and at the top of the ladder. Finally, wear slip-resistant shoes and stay off the ladder if there are high winds or if you are prone to being dizzy.

While you’re on the ladder, keep three points of contact on the ladder at all times. This can be two hands and one foot, or one hand and both feet. Additionally, don’t carry anything in your hands while climbing the ladder; use a tool-belt instead. Climbing up a ladder and cleaning your gutters yourself may save you money, but you take on the risk of an accident. It’s also tiring work.

While many homeowners hire professionals to clean their gutters, there’s an even better solution.

 The Best Solution For Clean Gutters

Consider installing a gutter protection system. As the premier expert on gutter protection in Anchorage AK, and the surrounding areas, we can install Gutter Helmet® for your home. Gutter Helmet completely covers your gutter; it blocks leaves and debris from entering it while only letting water through. This prevents gutter clogs and significantly reduces your gutter’s maintenance requirements.

Gutter Helmet can perform under the toughest weather conditions. It can withstand up to 22 inches of rain per hour, double the highest recorded rainfall in the US. In addition, it installs over reinforced heavy gauge brackets that can strengthen and support your gutters. Gutter Helmet comes in nine vivid colors that will complement your roof and will not fade for the life span of the product.

With Gutter Helmet, you no longer need to climb up that ladder or hire someone to clean your gutters. ABC Seamless Siding can install your new gutter protection system quickly and easily. We can also inspect your gutters and see if it needs a tune-up. Give us a call to learn more about Gutter Helmet or our other products and services, or to schedule a free quote and appointment.