How To Clean Gutters From The Ground
Cleaning your gutters- whether you shell out the cash and have someone else do it or you are a diy’er and climb up that ladder to scoop out the gunk, it’s a pain. Mentally and physically.
That’s exactly what we used to think. And the question always came up on how to clean gutters from the ground. So we built a tool called the EZsmart Gutter Cleaner, but we ran into some obstacles. The EZsmart Gutter Cleaner attaches to a pole and effectively blows out leaves and is an incredibly great tool to maintain gutters.
The issue was the matted down leaves, the wet debris, the gutters that have not been maintained and desperately need some attention. We needed to create something that is truly a gutter cleaning system, that has more than the blower, so that way any gutter can get cleaned without using a ladder.
So we have done that.
We are calling it the Gutter Cleaning System and it will now be in every box of the EZsmart Gutter Cleaner. We truly want everyone and anyone to be able clean gutters from the ground and not pay someone to do it, our new tools allow you to do that.
According to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, over 500,000 people visit the ER every year climbing ladders to complete tasks like cleaning their gutters, we are determined to get that number down.
We also want to educate people as to why it is so important to clean your gutters, because detrimental damage to your house can happen if your gutters are not properly cleaned and maintained. If your gutters have not been cleaned in a while our new tools will truly help you out, but before we talk more in depth about the EZsmart Gutter Cleaner System let’s talk about why it is important to clean your gutters and what happens if you don’t along with signs that it is time to clean your gutters.
Jump down to the section titled Introducing Our Gutter Cleaning System if you have already learned about the dangers of not cleaning your gutters, we are excited for you to discover our tools!
Why it is important to clean your gutters & what happens if you don’t
Gutter cleaning has historically been one of the most dangerous, disliked, and dirty chores on every homeowner’s to-do list. But it is an essential task that must be done in order to keep your property looking good and protect the value of your house. Below are just four things that can happen if you do not maintain your gutters.
When heavy rains start to fall, having clean and clear gutters to move the water away from your house is crucial. Without the ability for water to maintain steady flow down and away from the house, you open up the possibility for it to instead seep into your roof and walls, even potentially leading to a flooded basement.
A dirty gutter thick with live and decaying organic material is a paradise for unwanted things to nest and grow. From insects and bees to rodents and trees, all kinds of critters can find a happy home in your disused gutter system. Neither of you will be very happy when it comes time to try to remove them.
Perhaps the most damaging situation that can arise from improperly managed gutters is rotting of your roof, soffits, walls, or foundation. Depending on the severity of the damage this situation can range from an annoying repair to a bona fide financial nightmare.
With all that water running down the sides of your house instead of being guided away from it, you run the risk of seeing some serious unwanted erosion in your yard and near your foundation. This isn't good for your grass, either.
Signs it’s time to clean your gutters
Can you remember the last time you cleaned your gutters? If you answered no, that is the first sign that it is absolutely time. Gutters, contradictory to common belief, need to be cleaned and maintained often...like at the very least once a season. We actually recommend doing it twice a season, or more if you have a lot of mature trees surrounding your home. If winter is coming, you won’t want the debris that’s in there to get frozen in for the season. If spring is blooming, you’ll want to make sure the gutters are clean when the rainstorms come. So if the season is changing, it’s time to clean you gutters. Next rain you get look at your gutters, or just listen, is there a certain room where it sounds like a hurricane hitting the outside ground in one area? Your gutters might have some gunk in that area of your gutter. If you have any type of waterfall over your gutters it is time! I love plants, but they don’t belong in gutters, it may look cute to you to have little greenery popping up over the side of your gutters, but that is another sign folks! Any greenery, visible plants, sticks, tree roots- yes, that happens- critters, bird nests, or anything of that nature...pun intended. Break out the EZsmart Gutter Cleaner and blow that crap away! You’re house will be so happy you did.
Why it is important to clean gutters off of a ladder
So now we kind of get why we need to clean our gutters and when we should do it but why clean gutters from the ground?
Remember that number we threw out earlier? We didn’t just dig that up, that’s a real number folks, and it’s scary. 500,000 people fall of ladders a year and visit the emergency room. Accidents happen all too often, even with pros and handy men and women like ourselves. We just truly have to be careful. We get that you can not avoid a ladder in every instance, but you can when cleaning your gutters. You no longer have to drag a bucket up with you on the ladder and walk on your roof, bend down to grab the debris and scoop it into the bucket. Just the thought of that makes our backs achey. If you are young and you haven’t quite experienced back pain yet then do yourself a favor and don’t do tasks like that, that will hurt your back when you are older. Think about when you are 40, it’s not going to be cool to be complaining of back aches, it’s also not cool to fall off a ladder at any age but let alone in your prime years! No one drives by and says to themselves, “oh wow, that guy is up on the roof, how cool, he’s so manly.” It just isn’t a glorified thing, having a flooded basement isn’t cool either, so clean your gutters from the ground young homeowners!
Now that we’ve talked about why it’s important to clean your gutters and to do so from the ground let’s go over how everything works.
How To Clean Gutters From The Ground
Introducing Our Gutter Cleaning System
The EZsmart Gutter Cleaner
This is the main blower unit. The orange machine, the magic, the gutter saver! The first important aspect of the gutter cleaner to take note of is the patented shape. When you set it on the gutter it slides easily down the gutter, avoiding any hangers. The nozzle allows you you to go any direction by hooking it on to the gutter and rotating the nozzle. The longer nozzle attachment makes it easy to clean out downspouts and blowing the leaves into a pile on the ground. You can also use it in place of any leaf blower! There is also an on off button on the top of the unit, this is so you do not have to turn it on and off manually, but rather, push it on the gutter to turn it on and off. The blower unit fits any extension pole, however, we provide one for you! The question of how to clean gutters from the ground is now answered solely with the unit, however, the other parts make it so you can thoroughly clean gutters from the ground!
The Extension Pole
Although the gutter cleaner can attach to any pole we highly recommend you use the pole we give you. Our pole can reach 18 feet high. It comes in sections that easily snap in place allowing for easy assembly and storage. Our extension pole is ribbed and incredibly durable. Our attachments fit perfectly on it. One thing to keep in mind is how you hold the extension pole. You want to hold it sturdy with two hands about a foot apart from each other and pick it up away from the end of the pole. When you are sliding the gutter cleaner along the gutters, keep the pole and unit in front of you.
The double sided gutter rake loosens any heavy debris. This is important after rainstorms and if it has been a while since you have cleaned your gutters. You should not have to use the gutter rake if you are properly maintaining your gutters. The gutter rake is adjustable and easily attaches onto the pole. Just scoop out or break up the material!
We’ve solved the problem of how to clean gutters from the ground and getting up onto the ladder to inspect your gutters. Now you can stay on the ground and know when it is time to get the gutter cleaner out, or if you need the rake first! The mirror attaches to the side of the pole so that way you can leave it on while the rake or the gutter cleaner is attached to the pole. This allows you to inspect your gutters and clean them simultaneously.
Mark- founder of EZsmart Tools has taken customer feedback and is now doing something about it. The longer pole, rake and mirror attachments are being created for you! For our valued customers. All of the above will now come in the box and you now know how to clean gutters from the ground, thoroughly and safely.
Stay grounded, stay safe! Order yours now and receive a discount! Check out our video on the homepage of Mark walking us through the whole gutter cleaning system!