Things You’re Probably Doing Wrong When Cleaning Your Gutters

Things You’re Probably Doing Wrong When Cleaning Your Gutters

September 12, 2019

The importance of clean gutters cannot be stressed enough. However, unless you go about gutter cleaning the right way, you might do more harm than good.

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In this post, replacement gutters and protection system specialist, Gutter Helmet® of Eastern NY, shares common things that homeowners get wrong when cleaning their gutters.

Not Following Ladder Safety Guidelines

The warnings printed on ladders are there for good reason. It is important to heed those reminders to ensure safety and avoid ladder-related accidents. Ideally, you should work with someone else who can hold the ladder and secure the base. It’s also important to remember that the ladder should lean against the siding, NOT the gutter, because the gutter can be slippery. 

Another big ladder no-no is overreaching. Climbing up and down the ladder to move it may be a hassle, but you have to do it for your safety.

Wearing Inappropriate Gutter Cleaning Attire

Some mistakenly think that cleaning gutters is a simple task that can be done while wearing everyday clothing and footwear. Wearing open-toe shoes or shoes that don’t have rubber soles increases your risk of slipping on the ladder. You should also wear appropriate eye protection and gloves.

Not Completely Removing Debris

Failing to remove all the debris from the gutters is another rookie mistake. Eventually, this debris will accumulate and cause a clog. 

Cleaning Gutters Unnecessarily

Gutter protection systems, such as Gutter Helmet, are designed to keep your gutters free of debris. With a reliable gutter protection system in place, you won’t have to worry about cleaning your gutters anymore.

As a leading provider of gutter protection systems and heated gutters in the area, Gutter Helmet of Eastern NY can help ease the burden of cleaning your gutters every fall. Call us today at (866) 252-9400 or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation so we can talk about your gutter protection options.

Hear From Our Customers

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The crew installed our gutters and completed the job in less time than anticipated. They were friendly, hardworking and cleaned up after they were done. I would recommend Gutter Helmet of Eastern NY to any home owner who needs new gutters.

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