Updated April 23, 2021 by Chris Gillespie

The 10 Best Gutter Cleaners

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This wiki has been updated 8 times since it was first published in March of 2020. Calling in a professional to clean out your gutters can be costly. Thankfully, with the variety of tools available nowadays, this is a task that can be undertaken by just about anyone. From basic, mechanical options to extendable, high-pressure sprayers and even electric leaf blowers, there should be a solution here that is suitable for both your budget and your property. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Edou Telescoping Lance

2. Sun Joe Electric Blower

3. Tool Daily Turbo Nozzle

Editor's Notes

April 16, 2021:

Gutters are intended to prevent water damage by channeling rainwater away from the building and its foundations. However, when neglected they can become blocked with leaves, sticks, and other debris, which if left unattended, could eventually cause serious problems. A good quality gutter cover will keep the majority of debris away and significantly decrease the need for gutter maintenance, but they don’t eliminate the need completely. During this update, we replaced several options with their latest models and removed some which are no longer available.

The popular Gardena 3650 was switched for the new Gardena 3651, which uses their improved pole system. It has an adjustable bracket for setting it at a suitable angle, and now features an integrated water connection for a garden hose. The Ezy Flo High Reach was replaced with the Ezy Flo Delux High Reach. The pole itself is still the same, but it now includes extra attachments for cleaning windows and stone floors, too. Similar to the Orbit 58543, the Kansing Hydro Jet is designed to connect to a regular garden hose and delivers a powerful jet of water for blasting away debris. It comes with several attachments that increase its range of uses, including a flexible neck, interchangeable nozzles, and even a soap dispenser. The Buyplus Retractable was upgraded to the Buyplus High Reach, which as the name suggests, is now longer at 12-feet and more rigid thanks to its aluminum construction. It also has a 21-inch flexible and bendable wand that allows it to reach into gutters of any shape or size. Finally, the Edou Telescoping Lance is an upgraded model that now extends to 20-feet and has a more heavy-duty construction. It is quite difficult to maneuver at full reach, and therefore should be used with the supplied body harness.

March 28, 2020:

There are many different ways to clean out your gutters. Some will still use the old-fashioned ladder and broom technique, however with this selection of tools and accessories you can find a more efficient solution that suits the requirements of your home.

If your property has low-level guttering then basic hand tools, like the Gutter Getter, Gardena 3650 or the Gutter Sense may suffice. People with two-story houses may want to consider something that can extend, such as the Ezy Flo High Reach, the Buyplus Retractable or the EDOU Telescoping Lance, all of which removes the necessity of ladders.

If you happen to have a pressure washer then the ExtendoWasho Hydro Jet, Tool Daily Turbo Nozzle and the EDOU Telescoping Lance all come with universal fittings to connect to most models. The Sun Joe Electric Blower, on the other hand, is a versatile garden blower and vacuum that has an integrated leaf mulcher that can turn the debris in your gutter into compost.

Special Honors

Gutter Cleaning USA If you need to clean the gutters on buildings of more than two stories, such as apartments, offices, or commercial buildings, then using a certified professional may be preferable to tackling the job yourself. Gutter Cleaning USA can recommend a fully licensed & insured contractor in your area and provide free quotes. guttercleaningusa.com

Gutter Cleaning Machines Those looking for a professional-quality machine for commercial uses may want to consider a dedicated wet and dry gutter vacuum. This company supplies everything needed to operate a small business and offer packages for inspecting and cleaning all types of gutters and roofs. guttercleaningmachines.com

4. Buyplus High Reach

5. Kansing Hydro Jet

6. Orbit 58543

7. Ezy Flo Delux High Reach

8. Gutter Sense

9. Gardena 3651

10. Gutter Getter


Chris Gillespie
Last updated on April 23, 2021 by Chris Gillespie

Starting his career in the building industry, Chris built and managed a plumbing and heating company in northern England. After 13 years, seeking a more fulfilling lifestyle, he moved to southeast Asia, eventually settling in Vietnam, where he teaches writing and comprehension at a number of international universities. Drawing on his previous experience, and his passion for kitesurfing and windsurfing, Chris is knowledgeable in all things water related both recreationally and within the construction industry.


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