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Tools & Tips for Hassle-Free Gutter Cleaning

By December 9, 2015October 18th, 2023No Comments

Maintenance is part of having gutters on your home. Without routine maintenance, leaves, dirt and other types of debris will build up inside gutters, causing clogs and serious water damage issues. When clearing the debris inside gutters, you will need the proper tools.

Gutter Cleaning Tools

There are various tools available on the market, and popular options include:

  • Pressurized water devices. These tools use compressed water to force wet or packed debris out of gutter systems. They can be purchased as stand-alone tools or with hose attachments that allow gutters to be cleaned from ground level. Homeowners can also use them to clean other areas such as patios and walkways.
  • Pressurized air tools. Like pressurized water, these tools exert enough force to push leaves and dirt out of your gutters. The lighter force will not cause damage to old gutters.
  • Scoop or grab tools. You can use these to push or collect loose debris and put it directly into garbage bags. These tools come in either a manual or robotic version. If you want to clean from ground level, you can attach an extension pole.
  • Vacuum kits. These suck debris directly into the vacuum bag so you won’t have to clean up debris from the ground. They are also less damaging to older gutters.

Gutter Cleaning Tips

Before you choose a cleaning tool, make sure you examine the condition of your gutters. If they have rust or holes, have them replaced immediately. If you have old gutters, select a tool that will not exert too much force on the system.

Some of these tools will require climbing up to the roofline, so make sure you use a sturdy ladder and proper equipment. Wear shoes with rubber soles. If you are using pressurized air or water, wear goggles to protect your eyes from airblown leaves and other debris.

If you want to eliminate cleaning altogether, install reliable gutter shields in Monticello, Minnesota. Gutter Helmet® of Minnesota offers the top brand of gutter protection system in the country: Gutter Helmet. We install this system over gutters to filter leaves and debris from rainwater. This way, you don’t have to spend a lot of time cleaning your gutters. Call us today at (800) 824-3772 to learn more about Gutter Helmet.