Walking Under A Ladder? That’s Bad Luck!

Whether you’re walking underneath, or climbing up one, ladders have the potential to be anywhere from unlucky to dangerous. 

We suggest cleaning out your gutters of dirt and debris twice a year, typically in the spring and fall.  We see a wide variety of weather in Madison, WI, and between the rain and melting snow, gutters have a way of collecting all sorts of things.  The problem with that is that it blocks the flow of water moving away from your home.  When left clogged for too long, your gutters could stop serving their purpose, allowing water to collect up against your house.  That would eventually cause your home’s foundation to weaken and crack, costing you more money in the long run.

To clean out your gutters, you’re going to need a ladder, and along with that, you’ll need to know how to stay safe while you’re using it.  Several emergency room visits involve ladder accidents.  Check out some tips when you’re using yours:

  • Don’t climb on a ladder if you feel tired or dizzy, or if you have problems with balance.
  • Make sure the ladder is in good working condition.
  • Wear shoes that are clean and slip-resistant.
  • Make sure the ladder is the correct size for the job you’re working on.
  • Do not stand on the top rung or step.
  • Place the ladder on firm, level ground.
  • Do not place the ladder in front of a door unless it is kept open, locked, or guarded.
  • Check out the safety information labels on the ladder.
  • Never jump or slide down a ladder.

If using a ladder makes you uneasy, or if you have a multiple story house, sometimes the safest bet is to leave it to the professionals.  Professional gutter washers in Madison, WI are happy to take care of your gutter cleaning.  They are trained in safety measures, and can get the job done without any worry or anxiety on your part.  Remember, if you’re concerned or nervous about ladders and heights, just give Clear Vision Cleaning a call!

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