Summer is at our doorstep, and there are always some things to do to welcome it in. Spring cleaning is one of them, and cleaning the gutters is another.
Let’s face it, folks, we are not meant to be on rooftops! We aren’t cats. Even the thought of moving that ladder around is enough to tire anyone out. Unfortunately, somebody has to do it though.
We took a look at the best available products to help you do it yourself. There are many tools to allow you to do it from the ground now; from “reach in and grab” tools to blowers and vacuuming. Let us show you how to go from dreading that time of year when you have to clean your gutters. to enjoying it.
List of Best Gutter Cleaning Tools of 2019
#1. Toro Gutter Cleaning Kit
If length and reach is important to you, the Toro gutter cleaner is your baby. Its range is 13 feet, without counting your height, so it is quite lengthy. If your gutters are higher, consider buying two sets for double the reach. You won’t have a sore back, or arms since it only weighs 3.5 pounds. The kit includes a shoulder strap and a connection collar. It fits most Toro blower vacuums. To make sure it will fit all other blower brands, we recommend you buy the “Worx” universal gutter attachment.
The joints get screwed into each other so you won’t have a problem with leaks. Rather than dealing with a leaf-decorated you, consider vacuuming the leaves rather than blowing them.
You will find it very easy to assemble and use.
Conclusion: The Toro gutter cleaning kit does what it was made to do; clean your gutters effectively. We recommend it for people with limited arm strength.
#2. Powerstroke Powerfit PF31052B Gutter Cleaner
This product is your ticket to the “Jet Set” It’s power everything! It has tremendous spray power. It has a universal fit so you can use it with most gas pressure washers with up to 3,000 psi. Now that’s power!
It has two high-pressure nozzles that will blast out leaves that have stuck to your gutter. It has no moving parts so you will not have a shower from leaky joints while cleaning.
It has two spray nozzles that keep the power coming from them balanced. It is a little tiring moving a 24-foot wand around though, so do take frequent rests when you are cleaning. It is effortless to maneuver, so you don’t need to be a gymnast to work it.
Conclusion: We found to be an excellent gutter cleaner. We recommend the Powerstroke Powerfit for people with powerful upper-body strength.
#3. Gutter Sense Cleaning Tool
This is a “reach-in-and-grab” gutter cleaner. It does not fit into a hose for water cleaning, but it removes leaves easily and efficiently. You can keep your gutters from clogging and let the rain take care of the rest. You can keep your feet planted on the ground as you clean your gutters.
Its tongs spread as wide as 14” and have a firm grip so you will only need to get them once. Its light weight allows for all users. Don’t spend your hard-earned money on someone to do it for you when you can do it yourself. It doesn’t come with an extension pole, but it fits into ordinary standard handles, or you can buy one separately. It picks up both dry and wet leaves.
You can stay clean and dry while scooping out the debris from a distance. No more climbing ladders or paying to have your gutters cleaned!
Conclusion: We love this great idea for keeping dry while cleaning the leaves in your gutter. We recommend it for people with bad backs or sensitive necks.
#4. WORKSHOP Cleaning Kit
Small details make a big difference when cleaning out leaves from your gutters. This Workshop cleaner has wide girth (2-1/2 inches) that allow you to vacuum a lot of leaves at the same time. It can handle larger objects than most other gutter cleaners.
Once you have sucked in the larger objects from your gutter, use the narrow-tip attachment to get the smaller items. The width detail makes a difference when blowing out leaves and debris from your gutter. You can clean the larger items first and then put in the narrower attachment to blast out the smaller ones. The added power unsticks grit easily.
The other important detail is the 90-degree angle at the end of the tool. It allows you to step back from the gutter so that you can keep a dry distance from the cleaning process. It doesn’t work with water, but it works just as well.
Conclusion: The details make the Workshop a great product. Recommended for people who don’t want to get wet when cleaning gutters.
#5. Shop-Vac Cleaning Kit
Spring and fall are many people’s favorite seasons. Spring brings new beginnings and delightful scents. The fall brings in an incredible array of colors. They also bring leaves to your gutters.
We discovered a great product to help us with this task; You can use it for different functions. Once you have finished cleaning your gutters, use the Shop Vac to blow the interior of your car clean. You can then blast the leaves away from your patio, energy permitting, of course (yours).
This American-made product comes with a 120-degree elbow, extension wands, and a concentrator nozzle. It takes only minutes to set up this five-foot cleaner. It fits most wet vacs and it is straightforward to clean. It doesn’t need any extra attachments to fit wet/dry vacs but is rather short. While it will get a little heavier, you can attach polls to it to reach higher gutters.
Conclusion: If you are looking for a product that can do more than just clean the gutters, this is it. Stop searching!
#6. Ezy Flo Cleaning Kit
If you are a control freak, the Ezy Flow gutter will be your best accomplice. You get to control height, from 6 to 15 feet, and water pressure.
If you add your height, this marvel can reach up 22 feet, more than enough to reach most two-story-high gutters. You can put the water pressure on low, and clean the leaves, or put it on high to blast the debris out. It is easy to assemble. You then attach it to your garden hose, and you are set to go.
The kit comes with only one brush, so we recommend you buy the Deluxe kit. It comes with two extra brushes; one for windows, siding or vehicles, and a second one for decks and patios.
You can use the removable curved arm first to clean the inside of the gutter with the round brush and then the straight pole to clean the outside. Use the hard brush for cleaning bird droppings from your roof, and use the soft one to clean your RV.
Conclusion: Ezy Flow thought of everything when they made this awesome gadget. Get one fast before they run out!
#7. Gutterwhiz Gutter Cleaning Tool
Forget about using ladders, hoses, or vacuum attachments with the Gutterwhiz! It gets your gutters clean with the simple “reach in and grab” method.
You can simply reach in with this grabber and scoop out the leaves, needles, pines, or debris. It’s very durable and easy to use. It comes with safety glasses, but not with a pole. You can choose your own to suit your needs.
Remember the crane machines at the arcades where you went scooping for a stuffed toy?
We found it to be like the crane game except without the frustration. With the Gutterwhiz, you win every time!
You grab gutter-clogging material by using a rope. Even your kids will argue over who gets to clean out the gutters.
Conclusion: We highly recommend this product for those that want to turn an arduous task into a fun activity.
#8. Guttermaster Classic
We realize that you would rather be gardening, crafting, or playing golf rather than cleaning the gutters. This is why we suggest buying a Guttermaster and making the job a quick one. You will be pleasantly surprised at how quickly you can clean your gutters with this high-pressure nozzle. It can easily reach your second story rooftop and do it comfortably due to its foam grips.
You might rock and roll a little bit when the pole is fully extended due to its power, but you will find that you adjust to it in a few minutes. Plug your garden hose to the pole, adjust the flow control valve and clean. It’s that simple. Unscrew the lock wands, put it away, and tells the boys you will make that first hole after all.
Conclusion: Surprisingly easy to use. It is, literally, the gutter master. You’ll ALL love it!
#9. Orbit Gutter Cleaner
Never say “Houston, we have a problem…” with your Orbit.
This metal pole won’t slip out of your hands while you are working. It doesn’t hook up to a power washer, but it has a powerful spray even when working with 50 psi so your garden hose will work just fine. The telescope goes from 40 to 70 inches so you can reach all those nooks and crannies in your gutters.
It can do an exorcist by turning its head a full 180°. Its head can be angled into four up and down directions to best suit your cleaning needs. We found it perfect for cleaning the yard, windows, driveways, and the family car.
You won’t need to go to the faucet to regulate the water pressure, just use the built-in valve. You can connect it to an air compressor and work with dry air instead of water. It’s all you will ever need for cleaning gutters.
Conclusion: We recommend this product for those who like simplicity. It will put you in orbit!
#10. WORX Universal Fit Cleaning Kit
The name “Universal Fit Blower” reminded our reviewers of the movie “Universal Soldier”.
You will feel as if you have a very powerful weapon in your hands when you go up against those nasty leaves. Watch them tremble as they see you coming. You should wear goggles and a hat when using it because it is very powerful. This weapon adapts to all major gas, cordless, and electric blowers, or vacuums.
It has a lot of thrust and leverage, so be sure to have both feet firmly planted on the ground when attacking those gutter-clogging enemies. It has a kick-back, so be careful when first turning on the blower. You might consider using it with a backpack blower with a waist strap.
It is very easy to connect the tubes that will give you 11 feet of reach. The tubes are screwed together so you won’t have air leaks at the joints. You won’t get wet because it only works with air. Buy it and take no prisoners!
Conclusion: We highly recommended this product for people with strong arms and backs.
Buyers Guide to the Best Gutter Cleaning Tools
What to look for in a gutter cleaner:
• Length: The last thing you want to run into while trying to clean your gutters is that the length of the pole is too short. Make sure to check how long the range is and then add your entire reach to make sure you can reach your gutters.
• Simplicity: The cleaning tool should be simple to assemble and use. Read user reviews of the product if in doubt.
• Versatility: The more the product can do, the better.
• Adaptability: Make sure the cleaning tool can adapt to your other equipment. Check the questions, or ask if you can use it with your XYZ blower, power washer, or pole.
We are all different, and so are our houses and gutters. This makes our gutter-cleaning needs different, as well. Some prefer not working with water while others do. We suggest you pick out the right gutter cleaner, from our list to best suit your tastes. Stay safe!