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Gutter Cleaning: Risks and Safety Tips

Gutter Cleaning: Risks and Safety Tips

Dried leaves, branches, seeds and other debris can settle on your gutters and cause clogging. To prevent this problem, you must have your gutters cleaned routinely by an expert. While the task appears easy, it can be dangerous for those without experience. Improper methods can also cause more harm than good.

Gutter Cleaning: Risks and Safety Tips

Here are the risks associated with this job and some safety tips from one of the area’s best gutter contractors.


Falls are the most common accident with activities that involve the use of ladders. As per the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), at least 90,000 people have been brought to the emergency room after falling off ladders annually.

Make sure to take all necessary measures before using ladders and that your equipment is in good shape. It would help to have someone pass the tolls to you or hold the ladder while you’re on it. However, it’s still best to leave the job to a gutter cleaning professional who is trained to safely clean gutters to prevent accidents.

Mold Growth

Clogged gutters filled with debris and water can encourage mold and other organic growth. Keep in mind that mold can risk the health of your family. It can also trigger allergic reactions and respiratory symptoms. You shouldn’t also remove mold-filled debris with your bare hands. A professional would use gloves to prevent coming in contact with harmful bacteria, mold and other pests.

Electrical Wires

Strong rains can damage different parts of your home, including wiring and power lines. Never attempt to work on a wet roof because it is extremely dangerous. Water and metals are both conductors of electricity.

Choose Advantage Seamless for superior gutter cleaning services. We also install high-quality seamless gutters and gutter guards. Give us a call at 218.558.0575 or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate. We work with homeowners in Baxter, MN.