Gutter cleaning can be a great pain, but that doesn’t mean you can be careless when doing it. Simply speeding through the process of cleaning your gutters without regard for safety or efficiency can be a waste of time and a giant hazard. Be sure that you’re cleaning your gutter efficiently and safely with these gutter cleaning tips from the pros here at HiCleaners.
- Your Ladder – Among the most injurious tasks during gutter cleaning is ladder handling, or mishandling at that. Be sure to inform anyone around your house, or a neighbour that you’ll be on your ladder so that someone can respond to you in case of an emergency. At any time while you’re on the ladder, be sure that you have three points of contact with it – that is, two feet are stable on the steps, and one hand holds firmly onto the bars. Why take the risk? Hire HiCleaners and we will take the pain out of gutter cleaning.
- Your Garden Hose – A garden hose comes in handy to clear out any loose debris and to wash away the dirt that may have accumulated in your gutters. The best time to use a garden hose is when the larger pieces of dirt such as leaves and pine needles have been removed as blasting these with water while they’re still lodged into your gutter could prove to be pointless.
- Your Gutter Scooper – A lot of the gutter scoopers you’ll find on the market are made of metal, but using these could damage the bottom of your gutters with scrapes and scratches. The best gutter scoopers to use are the plastic variants which are inexpensive and effective, causing virtually no damage to your gutters. Be sure to take out what you can with your bare hands before you use your scooper, as going in right away with a gutter cleaning tool could just pack debris even tighter together.
- Your Gloves – It should be a no-brainer for you to wear gloves while you’re cleaning your gutters. This saves you from those nasty splinters that could cause a lot of pain and discomfort, and are even prone to infection. Be sure to wear thick worker gloves so that none of the debris pokes through to your skin.
- Your Eyewear – It’s very possible for debris and dirt to fling out from the gutter and into your eyes, especially while you use a scooper. Wearing the appropriate eyewear to protect yourself from spewing splinters and debris is an essential when cleaning out your gutters.