If you are doing gutter cleaning on your own, make sure that you use the steadiest ladder you can find. Because the spring and fall grass is often wet, it is wise to have someone stand at the bottom of that ladder too. Staying safe will keep you from having to visit the hospital over the gutters.
When calling on a gutter cleaning company, find out if they do repair work on gutters as well. If your gutter is not mounted correctly to the home, it is likely to cause water, ice and snow to fall onto your porch or driveway creating a very dangerous situation for those that live in the cold north. Often, these professionals can easily repair the gutter.