Consumer Products Safety Commission reported that in 2009 over 240,000 Americans were sent to the hospital for accidents resulting from cleaning their gutters. Now how do you like them apples?
So what’s the fuss to get the gutters clean when it can be this dangerous with just a little slip? It’s more than just having your house look a little more pretty after a cleaning when looking from the outside.
If your gutter is clogged with debris you might find yourself with both interior and exterior water damage. Your gutters aren’t just there to keep your lawn from becoming a swamp. If you have sticks, leaves, or any other debris keeping your gutters cleared you can soon find yourself surrounded by bees, mold, rodents, and other pests looking to make the new roof-side swamp a home.
Big deal, right? Now consider that it can cost anywhere between hundreds to hundreds of thousands of dollars to repair water damage caused by neglecting to have your gutters cleaned.