If cleaning your gutters is on your list for spring cleaning, you’ll need to have the right tools on hand before you start. Of course, if you had Rhino Gutter Guards installed, you wouldn’t have to climb up on a ladder to clear out your gutters. But we digress.
Put on your gloves and get ready to clean your gutters with The Rhino Gutter Company’s list of the best tools for cleaning your gutters. Let’s go!
Gutter Cleaning Basics
Before we get started, let’s go over gutter cleaning basics.
We get it, climbing up on a ladder to scoop debris from your gutters is not how you want to spend your weekend. Skipping is not an option, especially if you don’t have gutter guards because clogged gutters can cause a host of problems including water damage, pest infestations, and even cracks in your foundation.
Even if you do have gutter guards installed, you’ll still need to clear off the top of the mesh of any debris so they can do their job correctly.
How do you make this dirty job less, well, dirty? With the right tools, of course! Keep reading to learn the must-have tools for cleaning your gutters.
#1. A Sturdy Ladder
Before you consider cleaning your gutters, make sure you have a good, sturdy ladder. This can be a lifesaver—literally. While any basic ladder will work, make sure that it is made from high-quality material and has a place to hold your tools and supplies.
#2. A Bucket
Next, make sure you have a large heavy-duty bucket to place all the debris in while you clear out the gutters. While you could use a garbage bag, a bucket won’t rip or tear. Choose a bucket that is large enough that you won’t need to make constant trips up and down the ladder to empty it.
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#3. Work Gloves
Your hands are the best “tool” for the job, so wear puncture-resistant gloves to protect your hands while cleaning your gutters. Otherwise, you might cut your fingers on something sharp.
We recommend a pair of nitrile or thick rubber gloves to protect your hands. They’re affordable, too!
#4. A Scoop
While not necessary, a gutter scoop can be a great tool to use when cleaning your gutters. Be aware, not just any scoop will do. Gutter scoops are made from a flexible material and are designed to reach under gutter supports, making the task much easier. They’re inexpensive to purchase, too!
#5. Leaf Blower Attachment
If you’d rather forgo the ladder, you can clean your gutter with a leaf blower. If you choose to go this route, you might need to purchase leaf blower attachments to get the job done.
Keep in mind that when using a leaf blower, it works best on dry debris. If you’re dealing with a lot of wet leaves and detritus, be prepared to take a few extra steps to complete the task, such as breaking out your pressure washer to clean up the mess that might be left behind.
#6. Rhino Gutter Guards
If you’re tired of cleaning your gutters, you might want to consider installing Rhino Gutter Guards on your gutters. While you will still need to brush debris off the top of them periodically, that can easily be done with a broom. You won’t need to climb up on a ladder to clear debris out of your gutters because Rhino Gutter Guards prevent debris from clogging your gutters in the first place.
Learn More> No More Gutter Cleaning with Gutter Guards
Make Gutter Cleaning a Thing of the Past
Say goodbye to leaves, sticks, pollen, dirt, and more in your gutters, and call The Rhino Gutter Company to install gutter guards on your gutter system. Then make some plans because your weekend just became wide open!
Ready for a Gutter Guard quote? Call our team at The Rhino Gutter Company today; 813-590-5936!