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4 Tools for Gutter Cleaning & a Better Solution

By November 26, 2015October 18th, 2023No Comments

Your gutters protect your home from water damage by redirecting rainwater to a central drainage system and away from your home. To do that, they need to be clean and clear. Unfortunately, the open mouth of your gutters means that they collect leaves and debris very easily. Spokane Rain Gutter looks at four tools that you can get to keep your gutters clean and one solution that’s a far better option to get Gutter Helmet.

The Four Tools You Need to Keep Your Gutters Clean

If you’re looking to get your gutters clean, you’re going to need the right tools. Here are the most common tools that you will need:

1. A sturdy ladder: First, you will need a way to reach your gutters. Wood ladders are common, but quickly going out of style. Newer aluminum ladders are the way to go. Those with horizontal support struts can lock in place for greater stability are your best choice.

2. A hand rake: When leaves and debris clump together, you are looking at a thick and messy situation, especially when left unattended. A hand rake is effective in breaking these clumps apart to make these easier to clean. Just be careful that you do not scratch and damage your gutter’s interior surface.

3. A scoop: Use this to scrape out anything that might be inside your gutter causing a clog. Make sure that you account for the width of your gutter. There isn’t a hard and fast rule, but it’s safe to get a scoop that has clearance of around 2-3 inches on either side when you use it.

4. A vacuum: About 16 gallons is a safe size for a vacuum. You’ll also have to purchase extenders to reach your gutters easily. A word of caution though, only use your vacuum for dry leaves and debris. Going for anything wet and mushy could damage your vacuum.

All of these tools will help you do a good job at keeping your gutters clean and are effective at their task. However, they cost money to acquire and also require experience to use properly.

The One Better Solution

A better way to go is to invest in gutter toppers in Spokane WA, and the local area, particularly the Gutter Helmet system. Clad in durable aluminum, this covers your entire gutter. Leaves and debris get pushed over Gutter Helmet’s protruding nose. Water adheres to the surface and is drawn into a narrow slit that lets nothing else in but water. This completely does away with the need for routine cleaning and maintenance.

As a bonus, Gutter Helmet looks great. It lends your home a sleek, stylish look. Call Spokane Rain Gutter today, and we will give you a free quote on this great system.