This week we say goodbye to summer and hello to fall, a time when most people clean their gutters because all the debris from the summer month has had a chance to dry and makes cleaning them an easier job. However, before you decide to embark on fall gutter cleaning for your Delaware home there are a few safety tips you should follow. Believe it or not gutter cleaning is a risky job that injuries thousands of people every year so if after reading this article you still feel a little uneasy about taking the risk call EvenFlow Services for a free quote.
Ladder Safety: The biggest reason for trips to the ER in the fall rather from cleaning your gutters or hanging your Christmas lights is due to not following ladder safety. Most ladders are stores away and only use periodically so make sure prior to using it that you give it a once over before attempting to use it. When working on a ladder make sure you face it when climbing or descending and never use the top rung. Always have someone on the ground who can help spot you and will make gutter cleaning less time consuming. They can hold a tarp on the ground so when you scoop out the gutters you can toss it onto the tarp and then dispose of the debris. However, don’t allow your helper to extend or move the ladder. Its also a good idea even when having a helper to use a stabilizer.
The ladder stabilizer will have arms and a non-skip pad that can grip the exterior of the bricks so that the ladder is positioned well and doesn’t bump up against the house as your trying to climb up it. Make sure one hand is always on the ladder and if you are carrying anything up the ladder such as a vacuum to blow off the roof make sure to walk slowly and thoughtfully so you don’t loose your balance.
Electric Wiring : Another safety hazard is when you have to clean gutters around electric wires this is especially true if you have a commercial building where wires drop from the pole to your roof. First check to see if you have high voltage electrical lines if so, you want to contact a professional gutter cleaning company in Delaware to ensure your protection.
Consider Proper Clothing and Shoes: If you are going to need to walk on your roof you want to make sure you have shies that are nonskid with rubber soles to prevent slip and fall accidents. The bet clothing for gutter leaning is not too loose but also not restrictive so that you can climb and move easier. Make sure to buy an inexpensive pair of gardening gloves for gutter cleaning that are cheap enough to toss away because this is a dirty job.
When To Hire A Gutter Cleaning Company In Delaware?
- If you’re a senior or have a condition like vertigo it maybe safer to stay on the ground
- If your gutters are clogged or there is pileup it maybe best to hire a professional
- If you have gutter guards because while this may reduce the amount of the debris in the gutters guards can be difficult to remove
- If you lack the time or don’t feel comfortable working from a ladder then rather then risk your safety or avoid the takes all together call a gutter leaning company in Delaware who have the knowledge, experience, and time to give your home the attention it deserves.
- If your gutters are leaking – make sure to also read what causes your gutters to leak.
Why Hire Our Gutter Cleaning Team in Delaware?
Compacted Debris in Gutters? Call a Gutter Cleaning Pro!
Before you hire just any gutter cleaning company in Delaware you want to make sure you’re working with the right company. At EvenFlow Services we are licensed and insured for your peace of mind and safety. We stand behind all of our work with a 100% guarantee, if for any reason you are unhappy, we will make it right- no questions asked. In addition to gutter cleaning we also offer gutter repairs, installation, and gutter guards. With over 25 years in business as a local and family owned and operated gutter company located right here in Bear DE you know we are not going anywhere soon. Our estimates are free and can often be done via phone so give us a call for your fall gutter cleaning in Bear, Wilmington, Newark or anywhere in the great state of Delaware. Fill out our online form or call 302-266-0332