Ferret How to – Inspect Gutters Without a Ladder

 

Inspect Your Gutters Safely with a Ferret Inspection Camera
Keeping your gutters clear of debris is an important part of ensuring they work as they should. If your gutters do begin to clog, they could overflow and allow water intrusion both along your roofline and potentially your home’s foundation. Luckily, it’s simple to ensure your gutters can handle all the storms that’ll come your way. Checking them regularly to make sure they’re clear sounds simple, but it quickly becomes a chore if you have to pull out a ladder each time and set it up at each corner of the house. You might be tempted to simply climb up on the roof, but that can become especially dangerous without the proper safety equipment. Moreover, it’s still a fair amount of effort and time to be spending just to check your gutters. Fear not, there’s a simpler method; a Ferret inspection camera. Attach the Ferret inspection camera to an extension rod or a telescoping pole, you can inspect your gutters—up to 50ft away. Let’s break down the specifics.

 

Inspecting Gutters—A Common Chore Often Overlooked
Gutters are fastened along a roof’s edge to direct and capture runoff and debris, naturally collecting leaves, twigs, and other detritus as they direct rainwater away from your house. Typically, if you notice a gutter failing to displace water efficiently away from your home, it can lead to leaking, puddling, or even structural damage over time. It’s recommended that homeowners inspect gutters at least twice a year and even more frequently if you live near or around tall trees. Falling sticks and leaves can clog the downspout or gutters, causing the need for homeowners to bring out ladders and put themselves at risk just for simple inspections. Inspecting your gutters is easier and safer with a Ferret inspection camera.

Long Ladders—A Thing of the Past with a Ferret Tool
Typically, you would need a ladder to inspect your gutters and, depending on the height of your home, that ladder could turn out to be quite lengthy. The larger the ladder is, the higher you have to climb to get a good look at your gutters, the more significant the risk. That’s not to mention the struggle of finding even ground, a luxury not always afforded by the earth surrounding a home. It’s also best practice to have a spotter when working on a ladder, but even that’s not always a viable option. This is where a Ferret Tool comes into play. A Ferret camera’s lightweight and compact nature makes it perfect for attaching to virtually any threaded extension rod or Ferret Stick, which allows you to extend the Ferret’s reach and stay safe on the ground while the Ferret sends a live stream of your gutters to your smartphone.

Swap Out a Ladder for a Step Stool with a Ferret Inspection Camera
Depending on the height of your home and the layout of the land, using a ladder can be dangerous and unnecessary for certain tasks. Yet, there may be times when the height of your home demands the use of a ladder, even if you had the extended reach of a Ferret and Ferret Stick. Instead of climbing the ladder in its entirety, you won’t have to climb every step with your Ferret’s reach, keeping you safer and closer to the ground. Let’s not forget, however, that the innovative inspection cameras that make up the Ferret camera lineup have a wireless range of up to 50ft. The average height of a two-story home is about 20ft at the gutter, meaning the Ferret inspection camera gives you plenty of range to work with. A Ferret Stick gives you 55” (over 4.5ft) of additional reach on top of your vertical reach, but you can also attach your Ferret camera to any ¼ – 20UNC threaded or 8-30 threaded rod, making room for plenty of extension options.

Inspecting Downspouts Has Never Been Easier
Simply put, the Ferret inspection camera helps you quickly inspect your gutters for possible clogs and leaks, and it can also swiftly and effortlessly check on your downspouts for obstructions. Downspouts are an integral part of home gutter systems and connect your roof’s gutters, where water and debris should flow away from your home to the ground. If you notice any flow disruptions, a Ferret camera, can easily traverse your downspout to locate any blockages. Don’t worry if the downspouts are wet—the Ferret camera can power through thanks to its IP67 rating (water and dust-proof). So, put away your ladders, and enjoy quick, easy, and safe inspections of your gutters, roofing, and downspouts with a Ferret inspection camera. These benefits are enough reason to add a Ferret Tool to your arsenal, as it provides a brand-new solution to an age-old problem. Still, there is plenty more you can do with a Ferret inspection camera; browse our blog to see what else a Ferret inspection camera can help you do, then visit our online store to claim your Ferret inspection camera today!

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