Common Questions

Common Questions about using the Gutter Clutter Buster

  1. Why choose the Gutter Clutter Buster?

    The Gutter Clutter Buster is simply the BEST tool for the job of cleaning your gutters. It’s simple and easy to use and collects all of the nasty debris from your gutters and puts it right into your wet/dry vacuum.  When you compare other gutter cleaning tools, you will find that they either take more time and work to complete the task, they waste precious water, create more mess and some require the use of  a DANGEROUS LADDER. We hear from many customers who complain about the cheap construction of foreign made products. Other gutter cleaning tools just don’t compare.

  2. The most common question we get is : Will the Gutter Clutter Buster work with my wet/dry vacuum?

    Gutter Clutter Buster Tools and Extensions will work with ANY BRAND wet/dry vacuum that has a 2.5 inch hose. We recommend that your wet/dry vacuum have a horsepower rating above 5 for optimum suction.

  3. How many extensions do i need for cleaning my 2nd story gutters?

    The Gutter Clutter Buster KIT has an assembled length of 14 feet and that gives the user up to 21 feet of working height.  This is the perfect amount of reach for cleaning your gutters safely from ground level.  Most two story homes that are on flat, level lots can be serviced using a Gutter Clutter Buster KIT, paired with your wet/dry vacuum.  For additional reach, simply add our 54 inch extensions to your order.

  4. Can i use the Gutter Clutter Buster for commercial buildings?

    Many outdoor maintenance businesses use the Gutter Clutter Buster. It cuts down the time required to complete the job and is the most efficient way to gather the debris for disposal. Gutter cleaning on buildings up to 30 feet tall can be accomplished with a powerful wet/dry vacuum paired with the Gutter Clutter Buster KIT and additional extensions.   Professionals limit the use of a ladder and reduce their risk of injury by using the Gutter Clutter Buster.

  5. How long will my Gutter Clutter Buster last?

    Each Gutter Clutter Buster Tool is constructed with an aluminum insert for strength and a special blend of sourced PVC materials that make your GCB Tool very strong.  The result is a tough, durable, yet lightweight tool that will serve you well for many years.  It will not chip or break easily, and will not bend without a great deal of force applied.  Precision constructed, 100% CERTIFIED MADE IN AMERICA. 

  6. How do i deal with clogs?

    Clogs happen and can easily be overcome by cutting the power to your wet/dry vacuum briefly. This should let the debris fall free.  If you have a stubborn clog you may have to lower the tool to the ground to clear it.  To prevent clogging issues move the tool along slowly and angle it sideways when you hear large amounts of debris coming down the tubes.

  7. Why not just blow the debris out of my gutters?

    We recommend using your wet/dry vacuum to collect the debris.  This prevents you from getting dirty and wet, or creating a secondary mess around your house.   You are certainly free to try any method you like, and the Gutter Clutter Buster will direct all the air exactly where you want it. Many of our customers that have GUTTER GUARDS INSTALLED use the Gutter Clutter Buster attached to a blower to remove debris from the tops of those guards.

  8. How do i separate the extensions?

    Gutter Clutter Buster tools are designed to fit tightly together to ensure you get the suction you need where you want it.  We recommend to all of our users to lubricate the connecting pieces BEFORE ASSEMBLY with any light lubricant to assist with taking them apart when you are done. (WD-40 and Vaseline work just fine)  Twist and pull in separate directions to pull apart. For extra tough situations, let a spray lubricant soak in awhile, then separate.

  9. How will my Gutter Clutter Buster be delivered?

    All Gutter Clutter Buster orders are delivered to the continental United States via UPS GROUND.  Each box is 60 inches tall so we have to send it to you this shipping method. Gutter Clutter Buster orders to Canada are sent via USPS. Deliveries to other countries are handled by calling our office Monday thru Friday from 9 a.m. till 7 p.m. eastern at (941)792-5249  We thank you for your business!

  10. Perhaps the best question we get is- How often should i use the Gutter Clutter Buster?

We recommend homeowners use their Gutter Clutter Buster to clean their rain gutters 2-3 times a year.  This regular, SAFE ladder free gutter cleaning maintenance is key to protecting your homes foundation from water damage. If it has been awhile since your gutters have been cleaned, expect that first time to be a bit tougher to complete.  Removing the paper filter from your vacuum will ensure all the wet debris gets collected easily.