27 May 2017
Today we were in one of the leading manufacturing facilities in the world in Raleigh, NC. This is a major employer and seen as one of the safety champions in the industry. As we were walking thru their facility, we noticed that all of their ladders were chained to the wall and locked off. They do not allow employees to use ladders without the written consent of safety, and after completing required training for them AND their spotter on the ground. Quite simply, they do not allow people to use ladders unless it is a last resort. This is called a “Ladders Last” policy.
We have adopted this mentality at Suck It Up! Gutter cleaning in order to protect us, AND to protect our customers! If big business is doing everything they can to remove ladders from their service requirements, shouldn’t you be thinking about the same around your home or business?
We don’t want to have to leave the safety of the ground, period. We have great insurance coverage that covers our customers in the very rare event that we DO have to get on a ladder, but by using our SkyVac, we are able to avoid that on >95% of our service calls.
Why considering putting your family or business at risk by hiring someone on a ladder or a “roof-walker” to clean your gutters? Do you know if their insurance is up to date? Does it include a “ladder exclusion”?
If you are serious about getting the job done right, while protecting your home, family, or business, do what the best folks in the industry do and give us a call. We’re happy to show you our insurance documents AND we’ll be able to clean your gutters from the ground. Everyone goes home safely, and liability risks are all but eliminated!
Recently we have been doing a LOT of work for apartment buildings and HOA/Condo units in the Raleigh and Wilmington/Myrtle Beach areas. On average, we have been removing >50lbs of debris from gutters! That is DRY weight! This amount of debris can cause water to pool in the gutters, creating much more weight being held up by gutter brackets.
Having regular gutter cleaning maintenance from Suck It Up Gutters can help keep the water flowing and prevent unnecessary weight from being placed on your gutter brackets, ultimately resulting in the need for costly and dangerous repair. We recommend twice yearly cleaning, or more if you are in an area prone to regular pine needle and leaf dropping.
Regular maintenance will also prevent gutters from overflowing, which can cause erosion issues around your home foundation, which can require an even more costly repair! Rely on the Suck It Up Gutter crew to help keep your home in great shape, with less overall cost, and MUCH less risk!