Gutters are not self-cleaning tools. You need clean gutters so that rainwater can flow smoothly. A clean gutter means a reliable roof that will protect and cover you for years to come. Cleaning gutters is not a fun job, but it is necessary for the maintenance of your home. Here are some handy tips to help you clean your gutters properly.

You work on your roof, a few feet off the ground. Follow basic safety rules so you don't get hurt. Wear work shoes with good traction to ensure adequate support. Use gloves, safety glasses, and a protective hat if necessary. You can also get more information about the latest gutter safety techniques from various online resources.

If you must work from a ladder, make sure it is tall and strong enough to adequately support your weight. Reinforce the gutter with wooden bars to prevent bending after you support the ladder on it. 

Make sure the ladder is on a firm, level surface. Do not lean too far to one side to prevent falling. But know your limits. If your house is one story then you might be able to work on your gutters. 

However, if you have an apartment of two or three floors or even higher, it is best to leave the work to the professionals. You may find the task more difficult than it looks, so don't overdo it.