Why you should be careful clearing gutters

Thursday, December 9th, 2010

Seasonal maintenance is important – doubly so when it snows, and you want to make sure your gutters are clear. But you need to be careful doing it, as this video from BBC News shows.

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It features two men in Dunfermline, Scotland, an area that has been experiencing particularly cold weather recently. They intended to prevent a sagging cable from detaching – and ended up with more than they bargained for when all the snow fell off the roof.

The man stood at the bottom filming the enterprise just about avoids being turned into an instant snowman – but it’s a close-run thing.

The moral of this tale: Take care when clearing snow, folks. You might also like to look at the latest government advice on clearing snow and ice.

Perhaps those chaps from Fife might like to have a read, since they presumably now have quite a clearance job on their hands…

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