The Gutter Clutter Buster: A Product Review

j-gcbExcel Roofing is always looking for innovative products that are useful for homeowners. We recently found a shop vacuum attachment designed for cleaning gutters. The Gutter Clutter Buster, (say that 3 times fast), looks like a big “candy cane”. This system is made so a homeowner can clean their gutters without getting on a ladder. The candy cane pipe is 5 feet long, and it comes with 4.5 foot straight extension, this is long enough to clean a standard 1 story gutter. Additional extensions can be purchased so that 2 and 3 story gutters can be cleaned also.

Gutter Clutter Buster recommends a 4.5 horsepower shop vac. We tried both a 3.5 hp, and 6 hp and they both worked well. We cleaned a 1 story gutter that had a lot of pine needles in it. Excel Roofing made a video of this product test, which can be found on YouTube.

During our test we found that the nozzle clogged up several times. On a 1 story home this was no problem. The nozzle was lowered, and the debris was removed. We did not think this was a problem because our goal was to clean the debris out of the gutter, which is what was happening. Excel Roofing has found out there is a method to scrape the nozzle on the roof to break up the clog and so it can be sucked into the vacuum. This would be especially helpful on a 2 or 3 story home.

The 2 other most popular systems for cleaning gutters from the ground either use a pole and water sprayer to clean out junk, or a blower system to blow out the gutter. Most of the time the person doing the cleaning ends up getting showered with water and wet leaves, or has a big mess of leaves strewn everywhere to clean-up a second time. We found the Gutter Clutter Buster did an excellent job of cleaning out the gutters, with very little mess.

When Excel Roofing is contracted to clean gutters normally we are going to work off of the roof. It’s what we do, were roofers. However this system looks very useful for 2 and 3 story gutter cleaning jobs, especially if the roof is steep. Excel Roofing thinks the Gutter Clutter Buster, is a winner for homeowners who want to safely clean their gutters. For more information either Google Gutter Clutter Buster, or click on their link: If you have any questions, or would like to have Excel Roofing do this job for you either call 303-761-6400, or click Remember, keep those gutters clean!


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