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    7 Gutter Cleaning Tools You'll Thank Yourself For Buying

    Having to clean gutters = arguably the worst part of owning a home.

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    1. A gutter scoop that'll spare you from getting your hands scratched and dirty removing dead leaves, animals' nests, and mud.

    Reviewer using the red scoop to remove leaves from their gutter

    Promising review: "Not sure why it took me so long to find this item. After years of scraping out packed silt in the bottom of my gutters, I saw this and ordered it. I was a little unsure if I could use it on my smaller than standard size 4-inch gutters, but if anything the smaller size lets this thing fit even tighter and scoop out more efficiently. (I do have to lift it over the gutter junctions but that's fine." —W. Steward

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    2. A gutter cleaning spoon for reaching and removing the overflow of leaves, twigs, and dirt from up to 20 feet away. Attach it to an extension pole to increase your wing span — a must if certain sections of your gutters are hard to reach. And the special hook design allows you to pull debris under the gutter. Genius!

    The black plastic tool

    Promising review: "10 stars all the way. I've been using this tool for years now, and just ordered another one. I've bought different tools and doo dads over the years for my business and it's been hit and miss. This one was a success. It's built sturdy, and I can tell it's been designed by someone who has actually done gutters because it functions well. It has saved me time and trouble countless times, especially when I'm two stories up and looking to minimize my risk!" —M. Martinez

    Get it from Amazon for $23.81.

    3. A GutterMaster if your own personal nightmare is climbing up a rickety ladder and shoveling wet dirt and rocks from the gutter. This telescoping water-fed pole measures 12 feet long so you can stand comfortably on the ground while this does the hard work of loosening clumps of leaves and pine needles.

    Model using the tool attached to a hose to clean gutters

    Promising review: "Don't think that this will make the job easy because the only way to make it easy is to hire someone to do the job! What this did for me was to make the job easier and also allow me to stay closer to the ground. I reached gutters 26 feet from the ground while standing on my stepladder. I sure did get a shoulder workout while using this but still, I'm glad I had this GutterMaster cleaner. It telescopes and locks easily, delivers a strong water stream to move leaves along the gutter and can actually enter the downspout drain area to aim a cleaning steam into the downspout. I was impressed how with ordinary water pressure it could deliver a strong cleaning stream; it really does the job!" —Mary K Hubert

    Get it from Amazon for $72.

    4. Or a debris-grabbing tool to keep your feet firmly planted on the ground. It attaches to standard extension poles, and its wide paddles deftly collect leaves that are clogging your gutters.


    Promising review: "This thing actually works! My gutters are filled with white pine needles and it does a good job of grabbing them. I was even able to get a section of crabgrass that was over a foot long out of my gutter with it. That took a lot of work. It’s easy to use but if your gutters are a mess like mine you have to take your time with it. And after about 30 minutes of fighting with crab grass it wore me out. It’s just plastic, a spring, and fishing line so I definitely wouldn’t fight too hard with stuff in your gutter. Just take your time. It’s a great solution if you’re like me and scared of ladders." —Allison K

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99.

    5. A pressure washer gutter cleaning attachment because you use your pressure washer to clean a bunch of other tough outdoor messes — so why not use it to unclog your gutters?

    Person standing on the ground cleaning their gutters using the curved tube attached to a pressure washer to clean gutters

    You'll also get five nozzles with angle tips — 0°, 15°, 25°, 40° — allowing you to clean a variety of surfaces like sidewalks, driveways, concrete, wood fences, siding, screens, and windows. It comes with a standard 1/4-inch quick connect to fit most pressure washers.

    Promising review: "My husband really likes this new attachment piece I bought for his pressure washer. Yes, you must use it with your power washer. Also, for those who are vertically challenged or have high roof-lines, you will still need a ladder and no matter what you are still going to get soaked, but this tool makes cleaning gutters a lot easier — so much nicer than sticking your hands blindly into the gutter. There could have been a snake in that thing! Glad I purchased it." —jolene cross

    Get the rod and nozzles from Amazon for $11.99 (also available without the nozzles).

    6. A wet/dry vacuum kit so you can suck instead of scoop the dry (or wet!) leaves from the gutter. Blowing the leaves from the gutter may result in them either flying all over your lawn or shooting up into the air...and then falling right back into your gutter. This way you can slurp up all the sticks, stones, and fallen foliage and it'll sit neatly in the tank.

    The curved hose sucking up debris inside a gutter

    This kit is designed to fit Craftsman and most other wet/dry vacs with a 2.5-inch diameter hose. It comes with a gutter nozzle, blower nozzle, and two extension wands.

    Promising review: "The gutter cleaning kit worked just great on both dry and wet leaves. My gutter is about five inches deep and was full of leaves. This product made a difficult job much, much easier (and safer — no more ladder). I would recommend a back and forth motion between the gutter hangers with a slight tilt away from 90 degrees, alternating directions. I used my ShopVac in 'vacuum' mode rather than 'blowing' because I didn't want the leaves flying around to be picked up later. Also, I would recommend the separately purchased hose grip with bleeder value (this will allow you to get 'unstuck' from excess leaves or that 90 degrees stuck on the metal gutter problem and helps in manipulating the direction of the nozzle)." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $30.63.

    7. A universal blower attachment that'll get the job done if you don't mind doing a little raking afterwards.

    Person blowing leaves from their gutter while standing on the ground

    Promising review: "I'm a 64-year-old woman who didn't want to climb up on a ladder anymore to clean the gutters. This is the answer to my problem. It works great! Make sure the leaves are dry in the gutter, preferably on a windy day to keep the leaves blowing away from the house once you've blown them out of the gutter. If it's not a windy day you will blow some of them up on the roof and they will slide back into the gutter." —Joey

    Get it from Amazon for $45.51.

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