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Why gutter cleaning is important.

The most important factor to be taken into consideration is the tree population in your area. The more the number of trees, the more frequently you will have to do the cleaning. Factors like type of trees and the amount of leaves they shed also needs to be looked into. The time of the year is also important – come autumn and you better have more frequent cleaning sessions. Cleaning the downspot might get a little bit tricky and it is better you call a professional instead of trying to learn by firsthand experience. A blocked downspot will cause back flow of rainwater and an overflowing gutter which can be very harmful for your home..

 Don’t be this guy.

Gutter cleaning is a very dangerous thing. In the year 2009 alone, more than 200,000 people had to be rushed to the hospital because of falls off ladders. Some were even left with permanent injuries. Here are a few tips to ensure a safe cleaning session:

Inspect all the steps of the ladder before climbing. Steps can get weak especially when it comes to old ladders.

After climbing two or three steps, check if the ground is level. Proceed further only if you are convinced about the stability of the ladder.

If the soil is soft in nature, get plywood planks and place the foot of the ladder over it.

Never place the ladder on the gutter itself as it might result in the whole thing collapsing. Such incidents can even be fatal. That is why, you need to be very careful about this point.

Reasons to have your gutters cleaned.

These are people who deal with gutter cleaning every day. So they obviously will have way more expertise. The advantage is that these people will know what to look for so as to prevent long term damage.

Getting professionals saves a lot of time. They can do it at least 2-3 times faster unless you are a professional yourself!

The cost of a gutter cleaning session is also subject to the amount of debris and the type of house you have. It can be safely said that the price range can be anywhere between $175 to $250. Make sure that the person you are hiring carries a workers’ compensation insurance and a liability insurance.