With the temperature finally cooling down enough to turn your focus to cleaning up the exterior of your home that you put off all summer long, we want to give you a few gutter cleaning tips if you’re a Katy homeowner who enjoys do it yourself projects. Believe it or not cleaning your gutters is a risky job that injuries thousands of people every year so if after reading this article you still feel a little uneasy about taking the risk call Emerson Exterior Home Enhancements for a free quote.
While we are a full service fence company in Katy we also have two hard working exterior cleaners who provide all you need to keep your home in tip top shape, so if you are looking for an experienced gutter cleaner for your Katy home look no further but if you want to tackle this task on your own make sure to follow these three simple, common sense tips.
Ladder Safety: The biggest reason for trips to the ER in the fall rather from cleaning your gutters or hanging your Christmas lights is due to not following ladder safety. Most ladders are stores away and only use periodically so make sure prior to using it that you give it a once over before attempting to use it. When working on a ladder make sure you face it when climbing or descending and never use the top rung. Always have someone on the ground who can help spot you and will make gutter cleaning less time consuming. They can hold a tarp on the ground so when you scoop out the gutters you can toss it onto the tarp and then dispose of the debris. However, don’t allow your helper to extend or move the ladder. It’s also a good idea even when having a helper to use a stabilizer.
The ladder stabilizer will have arms and a non-skip pad that can grip the exterior of the bricks so that the ladder is positioned well and doesn’t bump up against the house as your trying to climb up it. Make sure one hand is always on the ladder and if you are carrying anything up the ladder such as a vacuum to blow off the roof make sure to walk slowly and thoughtfully so you don’t lose your balance.
Electric Wiring: Another safety hazard is when you have to clean gutters around electric wires this is especially true if you have a commercial building where wires drop from the pole to your roof. First check to see if you have high voltage electrical lines if so, you want to contact a professional gutter cleaning company in Katy to ensure you stay safe from any live wires.
Consider Proper Clothing and Shoes: If you are going to need to walk on your roof you want to make sure you have shies that are nonskid with rubber soles to prevent slip and fall accidents. The bet clothing for gutter leaning is not too loose but also not restrictive so that you can climb and move easier. Make sure to buy an inexpensive pair of gardening gloves for gutter cleaning that are cheap enough to toss away because this is a dirty job.
When To Hire A Gutter Cleaning Company In Katy?
If you’re a senior or have a condition like vertigo it may be safer to stay on the ground
If your gutters are clogged or there is pileup it may be best to hire a professional
If you have gutter guards because while this may reduce the amount of the debris in the gutters guards can be difficult to remove
If you lack the time or don’t feel comfortable working from a ladder then rather than risk your safety or avoid the takes all together call a gutter cleaning company in Katy who have the knowledge, experience, and time to give your home the attention it deserves.
Why Hire Our Gutter Cleaning Company In Katy
before you hire just any gutter cleaning company in Katy you want to make sure you’re working with the right company. At Emerson Exterior Home Enhancements, we are fully insured so that if any accidents occur you are not held liable. Our team also stand behind all of our work with a 100% guarantee, if for any reason you are unhappy, we will make it right- no questions asked. In addition to gutter cleaning our exterior cleaning team also provides Christmas light installation. Our estimates are free and can often be done via phone so give us a call at 281-545-7740 for your fall gutter cleaning in Katy or complete the contact form on our home page.
Katy Christmas Light Installation
With the holidays here is you are looking for Christmas light installation in Katy, Fulshear or across Fort Bend contact Melissa at Christmas Wonder Lights. they offer full service holiday decorating for both the interior and exterior of your home.