What better way to ring in the New Year than by making sure your gutters are clean and free of obstruction?
Gutters protect your home by directing rainwater away from the foundation through the downspout. One of the biggest mistakes that homeowners can make is waiting until it’s too late to remove the piles of hardened leaves, debris, and clumps of snow from their gutters.
Gutter guards can be installed to prevent clogs from forming along the gutters and endangering your foundation and home. Guarding your gutters with a Gutter Helmet installation is the best and final way to make sure you never have to clean your gutters again.
Until you reach this stage of enlightenment, you may think a do-it-yourself solution for keeping your gutters working smoothly is the ticket. For those of you who want a hands-on approach to cleaning your gutters, we’ve assembled an overview of some of the gadgets that you’ll probably want to try and fail with before hiring Gutter Helmet Denver.
Let’s explore some of the top gutter tools for 2022.
Telescopic Gutter Cleaners
Telescopic gutter cleaners have changed recently. If you prefer to keep both of your feet planted to the ground when cleaning the gutters, this is a good tool for you to try.
A telescopic gutter cleaner, also called a telescopic wand, is an extendable pole that you can attach to the garden hose. Telescopic gutter wands also have arm hooks that reach and spray down into the gutters.
One of the best telescopic gutter cleaners on the market is the Gutter Sucker Pro from the Gutter Sucker Direct brand. This gutter cleaning tool has a carbon pole attached that can reach up to forty feet—up to four stories. The Gutter Sucker Pro runs on 3000 watts and has a powerful motor that can blow water up to a hundred inches.
Might want to also buy a drone so your assistant can operate it over the roofline while you work. This way, you can see where you are spraying all of that water!
Gutter Cleaning Grabber Tools
If you typically use a manual leaf blower to remove your gutter clutter, then you’ll want to consider investing in a gutter cleaning grabber tool. This plastic device costs less than $20, and it’s super lightweight but sturdy enough that you can chip away at buildup in the gutters.
The Gutter Getter Cleaner Scoop is a popular tool that can reduce your cleaning time. The universal coupler attaches to any type of leaf blower, so you can upgrade your current blower to make cleaning your gutters a breeze. The only downside to this device is that it doesn’t come with an extendable pole.
Unfortunately, this method requires a bit of skill as you’ll have one hand on the leaf blower and the other hand on the grabber tool. At this point you are out of hands, and you are on the roof… what could possibly go wrong?
Pressure Water Devices
Pressure water devices like the Agiiman Gutter Cleaning Pressure Washer Wands Kits help you achieve the clean gutters that you desire. This kit comes with several wands and four nozzles equipped with leak-proof O-rings that easily snap onto your pressure washer.
The Agiiman Gutter Cleaning Pressure Washer Wand kits spray water at up to 4,000 psi. But be careful using high psi, because it can cause major damage to your gutters, especially if they are rusted or corroded. However, even the lowest psi setting is powerful enough to clean your gutters thoroughly. These devices are effective at removing debris from your gutters, walls, and even the driveway.
For every action there is an opposite but equal reaction. With 4,000 psi of spray going toward the gutters, that would mean you and your ladder could pick up some pretty good speed in the opposite direction!
Vacuum Gutter Cleaning Attachments
A high-quality vacuum gutter cleaning kit allows you to quickly suck away wet and dry leaves, leaving your gutters spotless. The great thing about using a wet vacuum device is that you don’t have to worry about leaves flying everywhere, including back down into the gutters.
One vacuum gutter cleaning tool of note is the Gutter Sucker Pro. While these devices come with an assortment of attachments out of the box, you can invest in more attachment pieces that reach your gutters from the ground. The Craftsman vacuum kit consists of four attachment pieces, two of which are 18-inch extension wands.
Again, we would suggest using a drone to compliment this tool to keep an eye on what debris you are leaving stuck in your gutters.
Compressed Air Kits
If you’re like many homeowners and you prefer to use traditional gas blowers to clean your gutters, then compressed air kits are the perfect way to upgrade your gutter cleaning routine in 2022. There are many compressed air kits on the market. One such kit is the Gutter Worx Cleaning Kit.
The Gutter Worx Cleaning Kit is an extension pack that gives you an 11-foot reach to clean your gutters from the ground. The kit fits any brand of gas, electric, or cordless gas blower. With this kit, you can clean your entire gutters quickly. This kit will come in handy on windy days.
The main issue you may run into is in areas of your gutters that are higher than 11 feet. In which case you’ll have to carry a stool to boost you up to use the product in those locations. Maybe an assistant can help guide where you blow the air from the 2nd story windows as well so you don’t miss that bird’s nest.
Robotic Gutter Cleaners
Robotic gutter cleaners are relatively new to the gutter cleaning market, but they are promoted as highly effective. A gutter cleaning robot is a remote-controlled device that you place inside your gutters. It travels through your gutters and dislodges clumps, removes leaves and debris with the drill-like auger that’s attached to it. The auger has soft spinning blades that help brush your gutters clean.
One of the best robotic gutter cleaners on the market today is the iRobot Looj 330 Gutter Cleaning Robot. This gutter cleaning device runs on a lithium battery, which means that you must charge it periodically. Although the iRobot Looj 330 is a significant investment at around $300, it revolutionizes gutter cleaning and makes the chore easier than ever.
This sounds good in theory, and having used the indoor robot vacuum cleaners, it seems feasible. Also, based on how many fights the indoor vacuums have with wires it’s easy to envision this robot separating the gutters from the roof whilst you are not watching. Would suggest an umbrella insurance policy in case the robot decides to come down on one of your neighbors or guests.
Specialized Gutter Tongs
Specialized gutter tongs are one of the most unique and effective gutter cleaning tools. One of these gutter tongs is the Gutter Sense Gutter Cleaning Tool. The Gutter Sense tool has a claw design that opens and closes. This makes it easy to grab clumps of wet leaves and debris.
With the Gutter Sense tool, you can clean the gutters of an average two-story home without needing to pull out the ladder. The Gutter Sense tool reportedly allows you to clean a 70-foot gutter in less than an hour.
If your gutters have supports, or lots of turns using this tool will get a lot more tedious trying to navigate the gutter. When you are successful and you’ve cleared the gutters out for the season, you’ll have the added benefit of all sorts of moldy leaves and pine needles and various dead critters and insects neatly distributed around the perimeter of your home.
Get Help Cleaning Your Gutters Today
Times change as the New Year rolls in, and gutter cleaning technology continues to advance. With the gutter cleaning kits on this list, homeowners can give DIY gutter cleaning a shot, but some may conclude that installing Gutter Helmet is the ultimate solution to their problem. And the sooner you install them, the more you will get to enjoy them!
If you’ve been Googling “companies that clean gutters near me” or “gutter installation near me,” there’s no need to look further. At Gutter Helmet, we help you keep your gutters clean permanently. And we won’t leave your garage full of gutter cleaning gadgets.
We have years of experience providing our customers with reliable gutter cleaning and gutter guard installation services and we always clean your gutters prior to installing gutter helmet on your home. Call us today at 303-298-8888 to schedule a free consultation or learn more about our services.
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