You will need a ladder to access the rain gutters on your house. Any time you are required to climb even a few feet off the ground, you run the risk of injury due to falling. Choose a sturdy ladder with no broken rungs. Increase the safety of the ladder you will be using by also purchasing ladder stabilizing aids. The side of the house or the rain gutter itself can be slick and unstable when you lean the ladder against it; the stabilizing devices are typically made of rubber and will keep your ladder from sliding. You should also move your ladder frequently. Only reach your arm’s length to either side of the ladder when cleaning; overreaching can cause a fall.