Before fall rolls around, many homeowners turn to cleaning out their gutters to avoid having to do so in the colder months. However, many people don’t know how to properly and safely clean their gutters. Since many individuals skip safety and dive right into the work, gutter cleaning jobs can lead to property damage, injury, or death due to the fact that simple safety protocol was ignored. Thankfully, we’re going to give you some simple, safe tips to clean your gutters without too much effort. Here’s a look at easy ways to clean your gutters.
Protect Your Eyes & Hands
Before you get dirty, it’s important to protect yourself. First, you’ll want to wear gloves to protect your hands. Since there’s a wide range of debris that could be in your gutter, it’s important to wear thick gloves that would have a hard time being pierced by anything sharp.
For your eyes, you’ll just want to wear protective goggles. So you don’t slip, you’ll want to wear rubber soled boots/shoes.
Easy Gutter Cleaning
There are a few things you should do to ensure your gutter cleaning task runs smoothly, including:
- Let someone know you’re cleaning the gutters. If something goes wrong, you’ll have someone to check up on you.
- Use a spray nozzle hose. The pressure from a hose can wash out difficult/hard-to-clean debris.
- Use a steady ladder. A shaky or unsteady ladder can make your cleaning job much more difficult than it needs to be, so take every safety precaution.
- Use a plastic gutter scraper tool. It will not only unclog your gutters, but it will not damage them as you do so.
There are plenty of ways you can clean your gutters safely. If you’re tired of constantly cleaning your gutters season after season, it might be time to invest in a gutter protection system. Contact us today for more information on how we can keep your gutters (and home) looking great.