Many homeowners take pride in doing maintenance on their own homes. However, there are certain tasks, such as cleaning your home’s rain gutters, that can be dangerous and complicated, and are best left to a professional. Hiring an expert gutter cleaning company like Sierra Vista Maintenance to accomplish this home maintenance task can lower your risk of injury and get your gutters as clean as possible.
You may feel that the risks are worth it to have a clean home at a low price. Often people underestimate just how many hazards there are when cleaning your rain gutters. Here are some of the real risks that can come when you choose to clean your gutters yourself.
1- High Fall Risk
Using a ladder or climbing on top of your roof can get tricky. Navigating your roof in the winter or fall time can have an added risk because of moisture and ice. According to the CDC, more than 500,000 people are treated each year for ladder-related injuries. Ladder falls are a serious problem and are usually the only way to reach your gutters. Cleaning them properly requires you to be able to see what is clogging your gutters and climbing on something is the easiest way to do that.
2- Dealing With Electrical
Electrical wiring and telephone wires are located on top of home roofs and can often be near your gutters. Live wires can cause deadly electrical shock and could start a fire in your home. Hiring a professional cleaning company like Sierra Vista Maintenance ensures that you have professionals that know how to navigate these wires and avoid injury.
3- Clothing Snags On Roof
Loose clothing can get snagged on old parts of gutters or trees next to your house and cause you to fall or be pulled off the ladder. Jutting out parts of gutters can also cause body parts to get snagged and cause major injuries to homeowners. Gutter cleaning takes practice and skill because not only do you have to navigate these obstacles at high heights, but you also have to use cleaning tools at the same time. Professional gutter cleaning companies have the experience necessary to do the job in a safe and effective manner.
4- Uneven Ground
Setting up a ladder against your home requires it to be stable for you to climb on. Often your yard is not completely flat, which can cause the ladder to be unstable. Unstable ladders without anyone to stabilize you can cause you to fall quickly. Falling from this height can cause broken bones or even death. Exterior home cleaning should not put you in this much danger. Trusting a professional cleaning company can give you peace of mind and improve your home’s appearance.
5- Toxins And Mold
If your roof has mold or other toxic growths that you are trying to clean, these toxins can cause health problems and make it hard for you to breathe. Cleaning these substances off of your roof and out of gutters is important, but not enough to risk your health over. Professional cleaners have proper PPE and use products that can kill these toxins for good.
Climbing to high heights can cause some individuals to experience dizziness or vertigo. This increases the risk of falling and causes the homeowner to become disoriented. Falling from a ladder at this height is dangerous enough, but falling from the roof of your home is even more fatal.
Sierra Vista Maintenance
Our team wants to keep you and your family safe. We work to provide you with home cleaning services so that you do not have to do them yourself. Sierra Vista Maintenance provides high-quality work that will keep your home looking pristine. Our team is highly trained and can deal with many hazards safely. Let our team bring out the shine in your gutters and help your home stand out.
Working with us can bring you satisfaction and peace of mind, as we eliminate a dangerous job from your to-do list and improve your quality of life. Responsible homeowners trust the professionals at Sierra Vista Maintenance. Contact our team for a free estimate today.