Gutter cleaning should be done on a regular basis to prevent a Cincinnati home or structure from the type of damage that may occur when excess water is not able to properly drain away. However, this task is riskier than many people know. Every year, a considerable number of people are wounded as a result of attempting to clear out the gutters on their property.
We’ve put up a list of the best tips to keep you safe while you’re taking care of your gutter cleaning. Please read them carefully.
1-Get the Appropriate Equipment
Before you begin, make a list of your tools. You should have the following items on hand:
Gloves: These are beneficial since they not only keep your hands clean, but also protect you from metal objects and screws in the troughs as well.
Scoop: Once again, these items not only protect your hands from grime and harm, but they also accelerate cleaning because you can simply scoop and remove the contents.
Ladder: A tall step ladder, rather than an extension ladder, is recommended by some expert gutter cleaners for greater stability. Additionally, having someone who is reliable at the bottom is a good idea. More information about ladder safety can be found in our blog post, 10 ladder safety suggestions.
Rake/broom: Leaves and debris must be gathered and eliminated, including from the roof, so that any rain does not push more debris into the troughs.
Goggles: Protect your eyes with goggles in the event that something splashes into your face or if something sharp is flushed out of the gutter and into your eyes. They also help to prevent insects and other creatures from getting into your eyes and hurting them.
Bag: The use of a garbage bag greatly simplifies cleanup. Scoop it up and throw it away!