The Dangers of DIY Gutter Cleaning

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Proper gutter care is one of the most important things you can do as a homeowner to control your home’s well-being. Gutters that are in good working order and clear of any mud and debris are a necessity at any time of the year for the health of your gutters and your home. Good homeowners know that by keeping gutters clear of debris, your gutters will be able to redirect any precipitation runoff away from your home. Your home’s gutters also prevent water from running down the sides of the house which, if otherwise allowed, will damage the walls and foundation of your home.

It is recommended that you inspect and clean your gutters at least twice a year. While some homeowners choose to take on this task for themselves, there are many reasons why gutter cleaning isn’t a home maintenance task that you should endeavor to do on your own.

Proper Gutter Health Can Be Complicated

Gutters can only protect your home if they are working properly. Small cracks in the gutter or fascia can become big issues if not taken care of in time. Any small amount of detritus that is left behind in a careless or incomplete cleaning can quickly become a large clog and cause major problems. Even a small tilt or bend can cause your gutter system to become unbalanced creating water backlogs and major spills that can lead to wall or foundation issues. Professional gutter cleaning services are skilled at navigating the detailed aspects of gutter cleaning like making sure that joints and caulking is in good working order and can make necessary slope adjustments. Gutter cleaning experts can find and fix problems quickly and without hassle and can spot future problems to prevent any major issues down the road.

Gutter Cleaning Is Dangerous

Any home task performed on the roof of your home is, by nature, dangerous and difficult. Gutter cleaning requires the use of a ladder while maneuvering strange cleaning implements. Most people aren’t accustomed or skilled at these kinds of operations and put themselves at increased risk of falls that can result in serious injury and even death. Professional gutter cleaners are used to working on and with ladders while using specialized equipment that helps them get the job done safely and in a timely manner. Additionally, many homes have roofs that are difficult to navigate or areas of the gutter system where access is obstructed by landscaping. Professionals know how to access these areas of your gutters without doing any damage to your landscape or home. Prevent accidents, protect your home and save yourself time by calling a professional gutter cleaning service like Ned Stevens.

What to do if you suspect clogged gutters

Gutter cleaning is recommended 6 times a year. That is a lot of times a year to put yourself and the health of your home at risk by doing your gutter cleaning yourself. Avoid the hassle by calling Ned Stevens Gutter Cleaning to help. Our team of highly trained professionals can easily clear your gutters relieving you from the arduous task of cleaning them yourself.

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