How to Clean Your Gutters Without Climbing a Ladder

Man on latter cleaning gutter.

Gutter cleaning is one of the most important maintenance tasks that any homeowner will have to deal with. If you are about to get your old gutter system replaced, you can ensure that the new one lasts by making sure that it is well-maintained.

Gutter cleaning plays a huge role in gutter maintenance. Fortunately, you don’t always have to climb a ladder to clean your gutters. Asher Lasting Exteriors, one of the most trusted sources for gutter protection and awning replacement window in the area, shares the ways you can clean gutters without climbing a ladder.

Use a Leaf Blower

One of the best and easiest ways to clean leaves out of gutters is to use a leaf blower.

Make sure that you have the nozzle attachment and extension, so you can reach the gutter. On the ground, stand at a corner where one end of the gutter is positioned. With the leaf blower nozzle just above the gutter, turn it on to blow away leaves and debris. Work your way toward the opposite end.

Use a Power Washer

You can also use a power washer to clean your gutters if you don’t have a leaf blower. You can use the power washer as you would a leaf blower to clean the gutters. However, expect to get wet. You should also be extra careful as the high water pressure might damage some materials.

While you’re at it, consider power-washing your home’s entire exteriors, too!

Use a Vacuum Cleaner

Using a vacuum cleaner to clean your gutters will be like a reverse of the first two methods. When you use a vacuum cleaner, it will basically suck in the leaves and debris, instead of blowing them away.

The Ultimate Solution: Install Gutter Protection

Gutter cleaning, with or without a ladder, can be quite uncomfortable and tedious. If you want to skip this task, consider installing an efficient gutter protection system, such as Gutter Helmet.

Want to learn more about gutter maintenance and protection? Get in touch with Asher Lasting Exteriors today. Call us at (715) 832-7282 or send our contact form to get a free estimate. Aside from gutters, we also specialize in siding and vinyl windows. We serve customers in Eau Claire and River Falls, WI.