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Risks of at Home Gutter Cleaning

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Cleaning gutters is incredibly crucial for maintaining the health of your roof and exterior of your home. A properly functioning gutter and downspout system is essential to prevent water from entering your home and causing flooding and structural damage. But maintaining the health of your gutter isn’t always safe, it is important to be cautious of the following:

1. Ladders 

Ladder accidents are the largest factor when it comes to gutter cleaning hazards, and most of these incidents can be easily avoided! Ensure that you are practicing ladder safety the next time you clean your gutters by ensuring your ladder is sturdy, letting someone know you are using the ladder in case of emergency, and making sure all parts of the ladder are tightened and secure.

2. Vertigo issues

Whether you know you have a preexisting fear of heights or not vertigo and sudden dizziness can affect anyone and result in a dangerous fall.

3. Mold

Dark and wet spaces filled with leaves, twigs, and debris creates the perfect environment for mold spores to grow and thrive. This means it is crucial to use gloves and glasses when cleaning out your gutters to keep from coming into contact with dangerous organisms.

While it is important to keep up on biannual gutter cleaning if you ever encounter the need to replace your gutter system we here at Built Wright offer free estimates for new gutter installation. When you hire the professionals at Built Wright Homes and Roofing Inc, you’ll get a guttering system that is seamless and custom-made on-site to match your home perfectly. We have 20+ years of experience in the industry. Contact us today to schedule service.