Just as it replaces tedious raking on the ground, using a leaf blower to clean your gutters prevents the need to remove debris by hand. The most straightforward method is to climb a ladder onto the roof and walk along the edge, blowing the leaves out of the gutter as you go.
If a storm hit before you had a chance to clean your gutters, the leaves may be sticky and wet. This makes leaf blowers and air compressors more challenging to work with. In this case, a better method may be to use a power washer. Because of the force behind a high-pressure power washer, we recommend using a telescoping wand with a u-shaped attachment at the end so you can clean the gutters from ground level.
When you’re finished cleaning, the debris will litter the ground at the bottom of the downspouts. You can pick this up with a rake or gloved hands, or you can “sweep” it away with a water broom. Debris may end up on your siding, windows and anything else underneath. Consider removing patio furniture, etc. and be prepared to power rinse your home afterward, if needed.
Don’t want to pick up a mess on the ground after cleaning your gutters? Do it all at once by vacuuming the gunk with a wet/dry vac. You can do this while standing on a ladder or, again, you can purchase an extension kit that allows you to reach the gutters from terra firma.
Even with creative gutter cleaning tools at your side, this is still a chore you probably dread. If you don’t have the time or physical capability to clean the gutters yourself. We offer professional gutter cleaning services, so you never have to handle this task yourself ever again. To learn more, or to request gutter cleaning at your home, please contact us today.