The Risks Associated with Cleaning Your Gutters
Cleaning your gutters is one of the most important ways that you can maintain the health of your home. That’s because your gutters have the crucial task of channeling rainwater away from your home and protecting it from the devastating effects of water damage, including mold and mildew growth, rotted soffits and fascia, landscape erosion, and insect infestation. While cleaning your gutters is an important housekeeping task, it is associated with several risks, including:
- Ladder falls – Ladder accidents are by far the biggest risk associated with cleaning gutters. Whether due to insecure positioning of the ladder on uneven ground, or poor maintenance of the ladder, causing it to break or become wobbly, common causes of ladder accidents can typically be avoided with proper inspection and usage of equipment.
- Dizziness – Even with a safe and sturdy ladder, many individuals experience dizziness and vertigo issues from high heights that cause them to lose their balance and fall off the ladder while cleaning their gutters.
- Electrical wiring – Contact with electrical wiring, whether by accident or by grasping at the wires in an attempt to break a fall, is a common risk associated with cleaning gutters. It can be especially dangerous after the rainy season, when conditions are slippery, and some wiring and power lines can become damaged.
Turn to Gutter Helmet of Minnesota
At Gutter Helmet of Minnesota, we offer homeowners our revolutionary, multi-patented Gutter Helmet gutter guards. They channel rainwater into your gutters while sloughing away leaves, dirt, twigs, and other debris that could potentially clog your gutter system. This means that you will never have to scale a tall ladder or expose yourself to the other risks associated with cleaning your gutters yourself; simply have Gutter Helmet installed and let it do the work for you.
Contact Gutter Helmet of Minnesota today to learn more about our high-performing gutter guards and how having one installed can prevent you from ever having to clean your gutters again.