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Gutter Cleaning Tools
So, it's time
once again to climb the ladder up to the roof and clean out those
clogged rain gutters? Not a real pleasant job, but one that is
critical to keep your home in good condition. There are many
different types of gutter cleaning tools and gadgets available on
the market. Some of these work great in getting rid of those old
leaves and twigs, while others are not so good. Here's a brief look
at some of your options.
One of the most basic methods of cleaning gutters is to simply
climb up to the roof with a garden hose and spray out the gutter
channel. Yes, it works, but it can also cause an incredible mess
and leave you totally dirty as well. If this is your method of
cleaning is sure to wear safety glasses and protect your eyes.
Another gutter cleaning tool on the market is called Gutter
tongs. You use this tool from the ground and it reaches up to 12
feet to clean out the gutter. It features a set of 'jaws" that you
clamp down with and pull out the debris. Put the leaves and other
junk into a trash bag and be done with it.
The tool also allows you to put your garden hose into it and
flush out the gutter with water. The biggest issue with Gutter
Tongs is with rain gutters that have the spikes going through them.
They get in the way when moving the tool down the channel.
Another cleaning tool is the Gutter Rake, which is a small rake
type attachment on the end of a pole that allows you to "rake" up
the debris from one end of the gutter to the other.
Other tools that can help with this job include:
All of these gutter cleaning tools work in their own unique way.
Some do a better job than others and they are all mainly in the $15
- $30 price range. Although cleaning rain gutters is certainly not
the most "sexy" of jobs, with the help of some of these tools it
can make the job a little more pleasant and less time