When it comes to cleaning out your gutters, it can quickly become one of the most dangerous jobs that you will have to do around your home. In fact, more often than not, this chore is going to quickly become a very daunting task. You will need to go out and get a ladder that you can safely climb up in order to actually reach the gutters that you will need to clean. Once up there on their level, you then need to start to task of actually cleaning them like they deserve to be cleaned. What makes this tricky is the fact that you will need to be up on top of your ladder, putting yourself at a very high risk of falling off. If this does happen, it can cause you to have broken bones, a serious head injury, or in some cases, even be fatal.
If you do need to clean your gutters but would prefer to avoid using a ladder at all costs in order to help eliminate the amount of danger that is associated with falling, you actually have a few different options available to you. Here is everything you need to know in order to clean your gutters without using a ladder and becoming a gutter wiz.
Use a Gutter Sense Gutter Cleaning Tool
This is going to be a tool that was designed in order to make cleaning out your gutters much easier to do from the ground, nowhere near a ladder. The gutter sense gutter cleaning tool is going to be attached to an extension pole that can reach as high as the gutters on a two-story home, allow you to grasp onto any and all different types of debris that may be clogging the gutters up. This tool has been designed with special tongs that are able to run flat within the gutters, therefor allowing you to remove whatever debris that may have built up.
Use a Gutter Vacuum
Another popular option when it comes to cleaning out your gutters from the ground, if your gutters are clogged with smaller types of debris such as twigs, dry leaves and pine needles, a gutter vacuum can simply vacuum them up for you. What makes this tool even better, is the fact that you are not going to need to get onto a ladder to use it. In many instances, the gutter vacuum that you are using is going to have an attachment that will click onto the end of a shop vac or leaf blower. The attachment will then curl over the edge of the gutter and suck up all of the debris right into the vacuum chamber or debris bag. The only thing you will need to keep in mind about gutter vacuums, however, is that they are not always going to pick up all of the junk that may have built up in your gutter system.
A gutter flusher is going to use a very high-power stream of water to help blast away any debris that may have built up in your gutters. Just be aware that this method can potentially make a pretty big mess that will need to be cleaned up once your gutters have been cleaned.