Gutter Cleaning is just a very dangerous task but when you follow some simple safety rules you are able to reduce the chance significantly.
Firstly, gutter cleaning is a critical part of your home’s maintenance routine. You must clean or have your gutter’s cleared at the least twice a year. This may prevent water damage due to blocked gutters.
1.Make sure your ladder is initiated on level ground
2.Put the ladder up at least 3 rungs above the gutter cleaning London gutter you will undoubtedly be clearing.
3.Ask anyone to hold the bottom of the ladder for extra safety and to cut back the chance of ladder – slip.
4.Keep at the very least 3 points of contact on the ladder at all times. i.e. 2 feet and a hand or 2 hands and a foot.
5.Never lean off the ladder to achieve significantly more than 0.5 metres to your left or right – move the ladder instead, it might take a few extra minutes but it will stop you safe in the long run.
N.B. If you can get a Ladder Mate system for underneath rung of your ladder that stops the ladder sliding out then all the higher but obviously this might not be possible as a result of expense, over £100 for a fresh one.
Use a builders bucket and clear the gutters yourself, moving the ladder along as you go, only trained professionals should use extendable poles as they might need specific working at height skills.