Gutters are constantly exposed to the elements, making it easy for leaves, pine needles and other loose debris to settle inside. When overlooked, this accumulation can lead to clogs, which can severely compromise the draining ability of your gutters. Fortunately, preventing this issue is fairly simple–just clean the system up a few times every year. But as with most home maintenance tasks, gutter cleaning comes with a few risks you should be aware of. Gutter Helmet® of Dallas Fort Worth, premier gutter installation expert, shares some of them here.
Gutter cleaning typically involves working at a good height while perched on a ladder. Without the necessary safety practices, it’s so easy for an untrained homeowner to slip and fall off. In fact, more than 90,000 people have been injured or required emergency medical care because of activities involving the use of ladders, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
What to Do: Gutter Helmet® of Dallas Fort Worth, trusted source of quality Gutter Helmet® protection systems, suggest to inspect your ladder for signs of damage or deterioration before using it. When cleaning your gutters, make sure you have someone helping you by keeping the ladder steady at the base or passing the tools to you.
The backed-up water, leaves and branches accumulating inside your gutters will attract insects, rodents and birds, and may encourage mold and fungal growth. The last thing you want is to clean your gutters while being exposed to harmful bacteria and mold.
What to Do: Make sure to wear the necessary safety and protective gear, like gloves, face mask, and even eye goggles.
A More Stress-Free Solution
Regular gutter cleaning can be a pain, but you can reduce its risks and the need to perform this task, by investing in a high-quality gutter protection system from Gutter Helmet® of Dallas Fort Worth. Our Gutter Helmet® gutter guards come with a patented nose-forward design that allows water to flow smoothly through the system, while shedding off leaves and other loose debris from the surface so they fall harmlessly to the ground. With these guards, you can ensure a more reliable, clog-free performance from your gutter system.
Look no further than Gutter Helmet® of Dallas Fort Worth for all your gutter protection needs. We serve the areas in and around Dallas, Fort Worth, Irving, and Burleson, TX. Call us today at (817) 495-7278 or fill out this contact form to schedule a consultation.