Clogged gutters can cause damage to your home that results in costly repairs over time. That’s why cleaning debris out of your gutters should be one of the most important items on your home improvement checklist.
But gutter maintenance is not the best DIY project for the average homeowner. There are so many things to consider when cleaning the gutter system in your home. Your safety is the most important factor in this regard.
This article highlights the dangers of attempting to unclog a home’s gutters on your own.
The biggest threat to your safety when cleaning the gutter system in your home is ladder safety. As per the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission, over 165,000 individuals are injured every year due to ladder-related accidents. The risk of being injured due to falls is quite high when you climb up a ladder to clean the gutters in your home. In addition, there are power lines that run between your home and the street. There is a high risk of electrocution if the ladder touches a power line by mistake. There are also telephone and cable wires that run into your home. These lines can be damaged when you are on the ladder.
Damage to the gutter system is another reason why you need to avoid trying to clean the gutters on your own – unless you are well experienced in gutter maintenance. There is a high risk of denting the gutters from the way you position the ladder to climb up the roof. This may result in gutter leaks and costly damage to the foundation of the property in the long run.
The gutter system has an ideal environment for many pests such as rodents, birds, insects, bees, and more. Decaying leaves may contain bacteria and mold spores that pose a health risk if you inhale them. On the other hand, you need a helper and the right tools to clean the gutters. The majority of homeowners may not have the necessary tools to clean the gutter system effectively.
There is no doubt that if you only had two options: cleaning your gutters yourself, or hiring a professional, we would suggest you hire a professional. However, the fact is that you have a third option…installing gutter guards.
Our gutter guards will keep all debris out and permit water to flow through your gutters and shuttle water away from your home. We guarantee that our gutter guards will work as intended, for life, and that you will not need to clean your gutters…either by yourself or by having to hire a company, ever again!
Contact us today for a free, per foot quote.