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Dirty and clogged gutters are a recurring issue during fall. Spending an entire day getting rid of the mess is no one’s idea of a good time, which is why most homeowners will try to find an easier and more convenient gutter cleaning alternative. Some will most likely claim that gutter vacuums are exactly that, but it pays to read up on them more. Here are some of the pros and cons of using gutter vacuums to clean your gutters:

Why You Should Consider Them

A gutter vacuum resembles a standard home vacuum, except it’s designed to extract large debris from your gutters. It generally comes in wet/dry models so it can easily pull out both wet and dry materials from the gutters without damaging them. What makes these vacuums good is the fact that they won’t require you to climb any ladders or scoop out the debris with your hands. That’s because gutter vacuum kits usually come with extensions, allowing you to reach and clean your gutters even with your feet planted firmly on the ground. This makes the task safer and less stressful to do.

Why You Should Reconsider Them

Gutter vacuums are not without downsides. For one thing, they’re more effective at extracting loose debris. It may not be possible to use a gutter vacuum to draw out debris that is already stuck at the bottom of the gutters. To prevent this, you’ll need to vacuum your gutters more frequently, which means spending more time and effort on a task you’d rather just avoid. And there is a way to avoid frequent gutter cleaning. 

Pick the Much Better Alternative

Gutter Helmet® of Northern Minnesota has got you covered. We offer high-quality Gutter Helmet® gutter guards that are more effective than vacuums at keeping your system clean and clog-free. They come with a patented nose-forward design that stops leaves and other loose debris from ending up inside the gutters in the first place. Instead, they are shed to fall harmlessly to the ground, allowing rainwater to drain smoothly and efficiently through the system. 

Get Started on Your Gutter Helmet® Installation

Keeping your gutters clean with gutter guards is the way to go. Compared to gutter vacuums, our Gutter Helmet guards have no drawbacks — just benefits that make them a worthwhile investment for every homeowner. Get in touch with us by calling (866) 937-3508 or filling out this contact form. We proudly serve homeowners in Duluth, MN, and other areas in St. Louis County.

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