The Most Frequent Questions about using the Gutter Clutter Buster®
In order to serve you with professionalism and integrity, we have gathered together the most frequently asked questions about using the Gutter Clutter Buster® to clean rain gutters..
Will the Gutter Clutter Buster work with my wet/dry vacuum?
The Gutter Clutter Buster is compatible with ANY BRAND wet/dry vacuum. There are two important factors, it MUST have a 2.5 inch hose, and it needs to have a horsepower rating above 5. For demo purposes, we use a Craftsman 6.5 peak H.P. (it was only $120) and it never fails to collect packed in debris, even with multiple extensions connected.
Can i use it for my two story homes gutters?
The Gutter Clutter Buster® KIT is the perfect amount of reach to clean gutters on most all two story homes. With only 3 pieces, you get a lightweight, very strong, simple to use gutter cleaning system. At 14 feet fully assembled, the Gutter Clutter Buster® KIT gives the user 18-21 feet of working height (depending on how tall you are). For second story homes that have an exposed basement or area of the home where the gutters are harder to reach from ground level than other spots, simply add one additional extension to your order. You are now ready to complete the task SAFELY from ground level.
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. Employers love finding a solution that keeps their workers off of dangerous ladders. Gutter cleaning on buildings up to 30 feet tall can be accomplished using a strong 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.
Can i use the Gutter Clutter Buster to 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.
- 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.
- Is the Gutter Clutter Buster just plastic?
The Gutter Clutter Buster Tool is constructed using a special blend of virgin PVC materials and ALUMINUM. Designed to be LIGHTWEIGHT, the Gutter Clutter Buster Tool and Extensions have overlapping connections engineered to fit together tightly. This high density, lightweight blend of PVC materials results in dependable, durable pieces that will serve you well for many years.
Will I have to deal with clogging issues?
Clogs can happen, but are easily overcome with these tips. Simply cut the power to your wet/dry vacuum for a second. This clears most clogs, and you can resume the task. Some clogs will require bringing the tool down to ground level and clearing it out by hand. The Gutter Clutter Buster Tool has notches designed into the mouth of the tool that helps limit this issue from occuring. The best way to avoid clogs is to use your Gutter Clutter Buster two to three times a year to keep those gutters relatively free of debris.
How can I separate my extensions?
Gutter Clutter Buster Extensions are designed to fit snug and tight so that you have a stable platform when raising the tool up into your gutters. We advise all customers to lightly lubricate with a spray lubricant (wd-40 works fine) or petroleum jelly before connecting the extensions so that disassembly will be easier. If your extensions are stuck, simply spray the connected pieces with a spray lubricant and let it sit for 30 minutes or more so it can soak in and travel downward. Prop the pieces up to assist with this if possible. Twist opposite directions as you pull the extensions apart. Sometimes a buddy is required.
- How long will it take to receive my Gutter Clutter Buster?
- Most orders ship from our manufacturer in Winter Haven, Florida within two business days or less from the time of the order. We will send you a UPS tracking number once your order ships. United States deliveries come via UPS GROUND delivered in a 60 inch tall box.