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Common Gutter Cleaning Mistakes to Watch Out For

Common Gutter Cleaning Mistakes to Watch Out For

Gutter cleaning is a common DIY task for homeowners. It’s important in keeping your gutter system as effective as it should be, but it’s not always easy to do. Your gutters are meant to be cleaned every once in a while to protect your roof from water leaks and similar damage. You may also prefer having it cleaned by an expert, so consider calling the services of Advantage Seamless Gutters and we’ll do the job for you. 

Common Gutter Cleaning Mistakes to Watch Out For

In fact, we do such a great job in maintaining gutters that we avoid some of the most common mistakes, including:


Overreaching on a ladder is a mistake that can easily be avoided. Although we know that repositioning a ladder continuously may be annoying, the dangers associated with overreaching is simply not worth the convenience. A fall from overreaching is also more common if you don’t have a spotter at the bottom of your ladder. One wrong step can throw you or your ladder off balance and cause a painful fall. 

Not Wearing Protective Gear

We understand as one of the best gutter contractors that you may prefer cleaning your own gutters, but that doesn’t mean it’s okay to do it without any protective gear. There are a few important essentials that you should keep in mind during your gutter maintenance.

  • Wear Proper Eye protection – This is needed to protect yourself from whatever debris that suddenly flies out of a downspout when gutter cleaning. Other pests such as wasps, bees, frogs and birds could be lurking in your gutters, and you wouldn’t want them coming at your unprotected face. 
  • Wear Heavy-Duty Gloves – Make sure to invest in these as well to protect your hands from sharp objects and other surprises as well as preventing them from having painful cuts and bacteria filled debris.

When you need a professional contractor to install seamless gutters, there’s only one company who can get the job done. Call Advantage Seamless Gutters today at 218.558.0575 or fill out our convenient online request form. We serve Baxter and neighboring MN areas.