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If you’re like me, you stopped using the front door to enter and exit your home long ago. In fact, many homeowners rely on their garage doors as the primary way to enter and exit their homes. It’s just easier – you’re usually going to or from your car anyway. But what you may not know is that the garage door is often the route that burglars take to get into your home as well. Luckily, you can make your garage door more secure. I started this blog to share my tips for garage door security and maintenance, as well as the things that you need to know when choosing a new garage door. Don’t forget to check out all the ways you can customize your garage door opener to make it more secure and more suited for your lifestyle.

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Three Things To Know About Gutter Cleaning

Cleaning out your gutters is a fall time ritual. All of those beautiful leaves that grace the trees in the fall have to go somewhere, and a fair amount of them seem to end up inside of your gutters. All of those leaves can really clog things up, so you need to make sure that you clean out your gutters as fall starts to welcome winter. Here are a few things you should know about cleaning out your gutters.

Let Someone Know You'll Be Cleaning Your Gutters

Cleaning your gutters requires you to get up on a ladder. Whenever you get up on a ladder, you want to make sure that someone knows what you are doing. Inform someone when you start cleaning your gutters and when you stop. Have a plan for when to check in with your contact.

You want someone to know you are using a ladder so if an accident occurs, there is someone to assist you.

Be Safe with the Ladder

Speaking of a ladder, make sure that you use a ladder safely. The best ladder is one that has a small shelf that you can set or hang a bucket on to collect the debris from your gutters.

A fiberglass ladder is the sturdiest type of ladder you can use. If you are cleaning the gutters in a single-story home, a four-legged ladder will work well. If you are cleaning the gutters of a multi-story home, an extension ladder is the best one for the job.

Make sure that the ladder is strong, and be sure that you position it on a flat surface where it will not wobble at all.

Protect Yourself

Make sure that you protect yourself. You want to protect your hands and keep them safe from all the debris that you will be picking up. The best type of gloves are thick suede gloves that will not soak up any moisture in your gutters and will not get poked or torn easily.

You also want to protect your eyes, as debris could fly out of your gutters as you are cleaning. It's a good idea to wear some goggles or protective eyewear to keep your eyes safe.

Also, make sure that you wear rubber soled shoes in order to get the best possible grip on the ladder.

If all this sounds like a lot, it may be best to have a professional take on the job for you. Contact a company like California Gutter Company INC. to get a quote.