Everything you need to know about Gutter Cleaning

Properly cleaning your gutters is essential to maintaining your home gutter system. Clogged gutters are the number one reason gutters tend to become damaged and have issues overall. It is so important to properly clean your gutters and to be on the lookout for any clogs from water and debris. If you don’t clean your gutter system, even worse damages could occur to your home, so it’s important to be aware of them as soon as possible. Our team at Guardian Roofing and Gutter Installation delivers the best service in all things roofing and gutters. We are determined to provide you with all our assistance to make sure your systems are working safely and properly. 

Here is everything you need to know about gutter cleaning and why it’s advised to get a professional to help do the job: 

Ladder Safety:

The biggest reason to avoid cleaning your gutters is the lack of safety when climbing up on a ladder. The U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission says about 165,000 Americans are injured from ladder-related accidents, with 90,000 of them needing emergency room treatment. Being up on a ladder to clean out your gutters puts you at risk for a fall, especially if the ladder is placed on uneven ground where it could fall out from under you. Get professional help and don’t clean your gutters alone! Guardian Roofing has the best cleaning equipment and the most trusted ladders to get the job done. 

Going Solo and the Importance of Getting Help:

While some homeowners may attempt to clean their gutters themselves, one big mistake is to not have a helper with you. The most important reason is to have your helper keep the ladder steady at all times. Even if you’re using a step ladder, it’s important to have a helper steady it. They can also assist by handing you tools and other items you might need while cleaning your gutters. More hands are essential in gutter cleaning and remember to not take on the job on your own! 

Getting the proper tools: 

Our local team and technicians are outfitted with the proper equipment to clean gutters quickly and safely. From proper extension ladders and safety gear to leaf blowers, vacuums, and more. It is important to realize that having the right tool for the job makes all the difference. Cleaning gutters can be a difficult job and having the right tools and equipment will help you prepare for the battle. Contact us at Guardian Roofing today. 

Insects/mold spores:

You never know what could be hanging out in your gutters. Lots of critters like dark, damp, or remote places like a gutter, including birds, rodents, bees, and other insects. Decaying leaf matter can also contain mold spores or other bacteria that could pose a health risk if you inhale it. Professionals have the equipment to better combat these issues and proceed with gutter cleaning in a safer way. Call Guardian Roofing for how to get help with safe gutter cleaning.  

Power lines:

You may have power lines running into your home from the street. If your ladder comes in contact with a power line, there’s a real risk of electrocution. There may be other wires running into your home, such as cable and telephone, that could be damaged when you’re up on the ladder. Get a professional to consult and scope out the scene. A professional knows what to look for and what to deal with, so they can help you clean your gutters safer. 

Damage to your home:

Since homeowners typically clean gutters in the spring and fall, it’s not a common task like mowing the lawn. If you’re inexperienced, you risk denting the gutters from the way you position the ladder. Depending on what types of tools you use and the condition of your gutters, you risk separating seams between gutters or gouging a hole, causing gutter leaks and potential costly damage to your foundation. Contact us at Guardian Roofing and Gutter Installation and we will help you clean out and replace your gutters the safest and most efficient way possible!

We hope this list of information is helpful in assisting you in all things gutter cleaning. It is important to remember that getting a professional’s help is best and that Guardian Roofing and Gutter Cleaning offers the best and safest services in gutter maintenance and cleaning. Our team doesn’t want you to run into any problems and wants to ensure you and your home are safe. Give us a call now! 

If your home needs new gutters, gutter components, or gutter protection, contact Guardian Roofing today by calling 877-926-9966, or requesting your FREE estimate online. Our friendly team of experts is standing by, ready to help you find the best solution to fit your home’s needs.