As you tend to your home improvements during the summer season, your gutters should not be left neglected. Gutter maintenance is critical for the performance of your home, but you must be careful when you take on the task of cleaning and upkeep.
Cleaning your Gutters can be Dangerous
Did you know that there are 164,000 accidents each year that involve falling off ladders?
What’s worse is that the amount of people who have died from falling off ladders in the last decade has tripled.
Unfortunately, climbing on a ladder is one of the most effective ways for cleaning out the gutter system. Tools that help you clean out your gutters from the ground won’t entirely clean out the system.
Therefore, it’s essential to climb on the ladder and scoop out all the debris in its entirety. This makes it dangerous for homeowners who are cleaning out their rain gutters.
Avoid Working in the Heat
If you’re working on cleaning out your gutters, try to choose a day that is as cool as possible or at least cloudy.
Working outside in the heat to clean your gutters might not seem like a ton of exertion. However, it is easy to overheat especially when the temperatures are very high.
One of the primary dangers of working outside of the heat is heat stress and even heat stroke. The symptoms of heat exertion includes:
- Abdominal cramps
- Pale and clammy skin
LeafGuard Protects You From Falls & Heat Stress
Whether your home has rain gutters or seamless gutters, LeafGuard saves the day in more ways than one.
With gutter protection, you’ll effortlessly keep all kinds of debris out of the system. This includes twigs, leaves, pine needles, and much more. It also prevents insects from creating breeding grounds inside your gutters.
When you stay off the ladder, you can also keep out of the hot sun. Without the need to tend to clogged gutters, you can stay cool in the shade or inside your home. Contact us to get a quote and learn about our gutter protection products.