Are you thinking of saving money by cleaning your gutters yourself? Think again.
Not only do you risk injuring yourself, but there are other dangers involved. You could damage your gutters for one, which would incur additional repair costs. You may not even have the right tools and would only end up wasting your precious time and there’s bound to be several other things that need to be taken into account you wouldn’t even be aware of. Read on for some reasons why a professional should clean your gutter.
Professionals know what needs to be done and how. A professional team of cleaners can make quick work of a clogged or dirty gutter. With their training, equipment, and experience, they can carry out the gutter cleaning efficiently and effectively.
Do you have the correct gutter cleaning equipment at home? Even if you’re willing to buy all the equipment, learning how to use it safely can be time-consuming. Plus professional equipment does not come cheap.
Prevent fires, falls, and other accidents.
When you allow an inexperienced person to work on your gutter, you risk their life and yours too. The person could hurt themself or make a mess of the gutter, eventually putting your family in danger.
Your gutters may also be home to rodents, bugs, wasps, and insects of all kinds. With unclean gutters attracting all sorts of rodents and pests, you risk exposing yourself to bird feces, mold spores, or other disease-causing viruses and microbes. The risk is even worse if you don’t have protective equipment.
A professional operator will know how to protect themselves. They know what to expect and have years of experience dealing with all kinds of pests.
There is more to gutter cleaning than simply getting rid of all the dirt. Reports of property damage resulting from untrained individuals DIY-ing such tasks are not uncommon. When it comes to rooftop gutters, climbing the roof or maneuvering yourself on a ladder is not an easy task. And ladder accidents, unfortunately, are too common in Australia. And while it might be tempting to just clean out your gutters yourself to save money, it’s not worth the risk. This could cost you a fortune in property damages in the long run!
Inspect and Repair
While they’re at it, professional contractors can also take a look for other signs of damage that you might otherwise miss out on. And since they’ve got the tools with them, minor repairs can also be done right there and then.
If your contractor provides additional services like trimming the trees or cleaning the windows, all the better for you.
Apart from these benefits, gutter cleaning professionals also carry public and product liability insurance. And if needed, a professional contractor can give you useful tips to keep your gutter clean till the next cleaning appointment.
At Gutter-Vac we ensure that your gutters will be spic and span in no time, ensuring the safety and well-being of you and your family.