Gutter Cleaning and Gutter Repairs
By Published On: September 12th, 2021Categories: InformationTags: ,

Is gutter cleaning difficult? It takes skill and precision to carefully clean out gutters on buildings either by hand with a ladder, or when using a gutter vac system. As with many skilled trades, the proper training and experience gained from performing tasks daily can seemingly make the job look easy to the untrained eye.

Plasterers skim through a room with dexterity without breaking a sweat, electricians wire up switches with proficiency and minimal effort, and builders lay each brick as perfectly as the last with accuracy at lightning speeds.

Cleaning out gutters at height is also tougher than it may seem and does require training and knowledge. When using gutter cleaning machines, controlling high level poles safely and with precision comes with experience. The gutter cleaning operator must multi-task, guiding the suction poles along the guttering while simultaneously gathering feedback from the carbon poles. They must listen to the tone changes and behaviour of the vacuum motors, all while watching both the gutter cam and the pole itself, help us work out what is in the gutter, if all the debris has been removed, and if the gutter feels secure. Working at heights up-to 40ft high and possibly reaching out to 20ft will dramatically amplify the movement in the poles and requires firm and meaningful, yet precise actions from the operator. Correct operation of these machines allow operators to clean out gutters in areas that may not otherwise be accessed without fancy and often very expensive access equipment such as mobile elevated working platforms, scaffolding, and sometimes abseiling.

Incorrect use of high level gutter cleaning tools and equipment can result in damage to the property and equipment itself, and it could also cause injury to the operator and those around them. It is also possible unskilled operators could cause damage to the roof line which could leave it in a dangerous state.

So is gutter cleaning difficult? Yes it can be but if you choose Sudell Gutter Cleaning for your gutter maintenance, you are in safe hands. All Sudell Gutter Cleaning operators have completed a specific training program which includes the safe use and optimal operation of high reach gutter cleaning equipment, working at height/ladder safety, and asbestos awareness to name a few.

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