People who don’t have our gutter guards on their Denver home will eventually be faced with the tasks of unclogging their gutters. This task is one of the most dangerous home maintenance jobs you’ll do; unintentional falls are the primary reason adults over the age of 45 visit the emergency room, and most of those individuals were doing maintenance around their home. If you plan on cleaning your gutters yourself, be sure to take extra safety precautions to keep yourself safe:
- Use a sturdy ladder. This is maybe one of the most important safety tips! Your ladder needs to be solid, and sit with both feet on the ground and both legs against the wall. Keep in mind that you may need to move the ladder repeatedly, so make sure you are able to do so easily.
- Attach your bucket your ladder with a rope or lanyard. Free up your hands for working on your gutters by attaching your bucket to the ladder where you can easily dump the waste from your gutters.
- Wear the right clothing. Wear good sneakers, jeans, a long sleeved shirt and heavy work gloves. You don’t know what you will find in your gutters, and proper covering will help prevent injuries while sturdy footwear will help keep you on your ladder.
- Use a hose with a trigger sprayer. You should be able to use this hose one-handed while using your other hand to hold onto your ladder.
Be aware of your surroundings and take your time when it comes to cleaning your gutters. If you need to take a break to keep from getting too fatigued, do it. If you want to avoid this dangerous task altogether, call and get a quote on gutter covers from our Denver company. We’ll give you a great deal on the leaf guard system you need, and we’ll even clean your gutters for you. Contact us today for more information.