Below, you’ll find six of the best gutter cleaning tools available today to not only keep your gutters clean, but keep your feet on the ground. There are tools in every budget range and for almost any gutter setup included.
Spring and fall are the times when gutter cleaning is imperative. Clogged gutters can quickly cause major damage to your roof and fascia as water overflows and finds its way into the dark corners of your soffit. No one likes to climb on the ladder to dig leaves out with your hands, and some people hate it so much that they invented these creative solutions to gutter cleaning.
I hope you’ll find some good options below for your house and unique situation as you work your way through your home maintenance checklists.
What this tools lacks in creative naming (how many numbers and letters does it really need?) it makes up for in clever and simple design. Add this attachment to the business end of any pressure washer and place it into the gutter and blast leaves and debris in two directions.
You’ll need an extension pole and if you don’t have a downspout on both ends of the gutter, then this does work a little less efficiently since it blasts debris in both directions, but the ease of use cannot be denied.
This is as simple and inexpensive as it gets for gutter cleaning. Sure, you’ll have to climb up on a ladder and remove the debris by scooping it out, but at least you won’t have to use your hands and at less than $5 what more did you expect?
I like to keep it simple and this scooper certainly accomplishes that in spades.
Funny name, serious product! Add this curved attachment to the end of your pressure washer and you’re off. Angel the spray head whichever way you need and start at the high end of the gutter and blast all that gunk toward the downspout. It also works great for clearing jams in the downspout.
There’s nothing gimmicky here, just a simple design that is hard to mess up or claim you can’t understand.
If you want to keep your feet on the ground while cleaning your gutters, then you’ll need a few of these extension wand to get your tool of choice in the right location. Depending on the height of your gutters, pick up a few of these extension wands so you’re ready to roll.
The Simpson Extension Wand comes with a 1/4″ quick connect already installed so that adding your attachment of choice is simple.
This one is for all the techies out there. Sure, you could do the manual labor yourself or choose some of these low tech options, but you could also go the high tech route and get this gutter cleaning robot! iRobot, the creators of popular Roomba also created this workhorse to get your gutters clean.
I have not used this little before and I’m not quite sure how it works personally, but their website reviews give it 3.8 out of 5 stars and Amazon has hundreds of reviews scoring it about the same. So, from that I would guess, it gets a B+ for functionality, but A++ for coolness.
This little guy attaches to a standard hose and can blast dirt and leaves out of not only your gutters but also larger pipes. Simply push the hose along and the water rocket blast debris out the backside of the gutter and down the downspout.
Considering you don’t need a pressure washer or any other tools, this one was pretty appealing to me. You can get started right away without asking your neighbor to borrow yet another tool.
Below I included a quick video of the iRobot Looj in action since as the most expensive options you should definitely do a little more research before plunking down a couple hundred dollars. Let me know your thoughts in the comments below!
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