Before climbing up a ladder, ensure it’s safely secured. Ideally have somebody hold the ladder beneath you.
Wear heavy-duty gloves to protect your hands from sharp debris or spiders amongst the leaves.
If using a leaf blower, protect yourself from airborne particles with goggles and a dust mask. Keeping some eyewash on hand never goes astray!
You may be clearing the gutter for some time, so be sun smart and apply sunscreen and a wear hat.
If you’re left with any cuts or abrasions, clean thoroughly to avoid infection and apply a dressing if necessary.
If your house is higher than a single storey, hiring a professional gutter cleaner is your safest bet.
How to clean gutters
Gutter guards and leaf catchers are available at large hardware stores to make cleaning gutters easier.
When to clean gutters
Gutters should be cleaned at least twice a year, though they should be checked frequently during autumn and winter for extra build up of debris.
Cleaning Gutters will help to prevent damage to your home’s roof and keep you safe from unexpected leaks and floods.
Happy cleaning!Brenniston – Making Australia Safer