Cleaning your gutters is something that you should do every now and then to ensure your gutters stay in top shape for many years. To accomplish this, you can either do it yourself or hire a professional. While the latter method is recommended, there are still some homeowners who decide to go the DIY route. Unfortunately, choosing to DIY your gutter cleaning can result in some mistakes that can be detrimental to yourself or your home.
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Improper Tools – When you’re cleaning your gutters on your own, it’s vital that you have the correct tools for the job. Otherwise, you’ll make the job even more difficult for yourself. Tools like sprays, a vacuum and broom-like tools can help you clean the gutters faster, but keep in mind that they may not completely unclog your gutters.
Inappropriate Clothing – Whenever you’re conducting some above ground work on your home, you should always wear the correct protective attire and footwear. Shoes should always be closed with rubber soles, and you should always wear eye and head protection and gloves to minimize any injury that you can sustain while cleaning your gutters.
Failure to Adhere to Ladder Safety – If you want to avoid any injuries while cleaning your gutters, then you should always adhere to ladder safety steps. When climbing a ladder, make sure that someone is down on the ground to secure the base, and always ensure that the ladder is securely placed on the ground. Alternatively, if you’re unsure about going up there on your own or if you don’t have help, it’s always best to call a professional.
Incomplete Unclogging – This problem is commonly seen when an inexperienced homeowner cleans the gutters on their own. If you’re inexperienced or can’t see the interior of the gutters properly, there’s a large chance you’ll leave debris behind. This can allow the gutters to quickly clog up once again, which could lead to many more issues in the long run. Therefore, always be thorough in cleaning your gutters and do it at least twice a year.
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