Gutter cleaning is one of those home maintenance tasks homeowners do on their own. It is, however, not as easy as many think. Some end up committing mistakes that could cause injuries to themselves or damage to the other areas of the home.
Read on as Patriot Roofing LLC, your local gutter installation company shares the common gutter cleaning mistakes you should avoid at all costs.
Failure to Ensure Ladder Safety
Operating at any sort of height poses risks, and gutter cleaning is no exception. Many homeowners use ladders to get up near the roofline to clean the gutter system, yet they tend to disregard the importance of putting safety first. Remember that ladder-related injuries are quite common, and can happen regardless of height.
Overextending While on the Ladder
An easily avoidable mistake, overreaching while on a ladder can throw you off balance and cause a fall. This is one reason you need a friend or a family member serve as a “spotter” at the bottom of the ladder to secure the device while you are on top of it.
Not Cleaning Everything
Homeowners may think they have cleaned the gutters enough, but sometimes, not being able to see the interior of the gutters from such positions increases the chances of leaving behind more debris. It’s likely the gutter system is still clogged, which can lead to many issues that affect the roofing system and the other exterior components of the home.
Not Considering the Pros
As already stated at the beginning of this article, gutter cleaning is not easy as many people think. The task itself involves little details that homeowners tend to overlook. That said, it is always best to leave this home maintenance task in the experienced hands of the pros. In doing so, you keep yourself safe from accidents. You can also rest easy knowing you hired highly-trained people who can ensure your gutters are clean every time.
At Patriot Roofing LLC, we are not just available to do this by hand. We can also perform gutter installation and repair, as well as roof repair and replacement. Our crews come equipped with years of experience handling every detail of maintenance on your roofing system.
Call us at (405) 217-0473 or fill out our contact form to get started. We serve residents of Norman, OK.