Posts Tagged ‘ guttercleaning ’

Safety and Gutter Cleaning

Friday, May 17th, 2013

Most people are worried about plumbing or electrical issues in their household, but have you ever really put much thought into your gutters? Although we’re aware that we have gutters, that serve a purpose, yes, but new home owners perhaps forget that they need regular maintenance. It’s safe to assume that a young adult moving out of home won’t really consider the health of their gutters, they are something at the back of every persons mind. You must remember however, that gutter cleaning is a must! For every home owner!

So many people could tell you why we have gutters:

-To collect the water which spills off your roof when it rains, then to guide the water into spouts

However there are people that couldn’t tell how many times your suppose to clean your gutters and the best method to cleaning gutters.

gutter cleaning

Why should we clean our gutters?

Well, without cleaning your gutters on a regular basis then you are going to run into some costly problems.

-Cluttering and debris

-Leaking

-Cracks

Above are the symptoms that will first appear if you aren’t cleaning your gutters regularly, but the actual consequences of leaving these symptoms are much worse.

-Your gutters themselves can become too full, and break off your entire house

– Your house can implode due to saturation of water on soil around your home, caused by gutters which are clogged, and don’t naturally release the water into the correct down pipes.

Yes, you’re house could implode, which means that’s a lot of money to fix the problem. You’re going to re-build parts of your house, which is likely going to be an expensive job, and you’ll be left wondering why you didn’t just clean your gutters.

gutter cleaning 2

Safely cleaning your gutters…

When you decide to clean your gutters, you must make sure you are attempting it with a safe technique and method.

-Make sure you check out where the gutters are and the ground below, as uneven ground can be very dangerous.

-Make sure you are completing the gutter cleaning during calm weather conditions- wind can cause major issues, and having slippery surfaces from the rain can be disastrous.

-If it is a really high gutter then it’s best to have another person watching over you and helping with the ladder.

-Never take the chance of getting your hands dirty without wearing some gardening or safety gloves, there can be anything caught up in the gutters.

 

Although this all seems like common sense, many people still don’t follow simple safety measures because they believe its a simple job. Remember to regularly clean your gutters, or if you want an easy option then call your local gutter cleaning service.