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Gutter cleaning is one of the things you should absolutely have on your spring to-do list. This means you will have to decide whether you should clean your gutters using tools like leaf blowers, or scoop them out by hand. As your provider of gutter guards that get the best gutter guards reviews, Carolina Gutter Helmet® & More weighs the benefits of these cleaning methods.

Gutter Vacuum Cleaners and Leaf Blowers

Mechanical cleaning methods, using gutter vacuum cleaners or leaf blowers, offer the convenience of being able to clean your gutters from the ground, thanks to extension attachments. They also let you clean areas that would have required scaffolding to clean. Before you go make your choice, you should consider the following setbacks:

  1. Cleaning your gutters from the ground means you’ll be cleaning them blind.
  2. Twigs, debris, and clumps of dirt could clog the vacuum, or may be too stubborn for these tools to be removed.
  3. Issues such as worn-out caulk, corrosion, and holes may not be easily noticed.
  4. The cost of either vacuum cleaner or blower if you don’t have them already.

Cleaning Gutters By Hand

Cleaning gutters by hand means you have to don cleaning gloves, climb the roof edge, and scoop all the detritus that you find in the gutter troughs. One of the clear advantages of doing this is you can inspect the gutters with your own eyes, and perform maintenance and repair as you go. This method, of course, has the inherent safety risk as you will be climbing the roof’s edge. This means you will need to take additional precautions such as wearing proper safety harnesses and using a ladder that’s properly sized for this task.

Professional Gutter Cleaning

Let us offer a third option: professional gutter cleaning. Sure, it does cost money for professionals to clean your gutters. But given the risks and setbacks of the previous two options, you should take this into serious consideration. One of the many advantages of working with professionals—in addition to the obvious convenience—is the thoroughness that’s expected of people who are trained to identify and fix gutter problems.

Gutter protection systems like Gutter Helmet® can help reduce gutter cleaning and maintenance requirements. Check out what gutter guards reviews say about Carolina Gutter Helmet® & More, then give us a call at (800) 824-3772 or fill out our contact form. We serve customers in Greer, South Carolina and nearby areas.