Did you forget to clean your gutters out after fall of 2012? I did. It has been causing havoc at the house so I decided to make it right. My ladder is exactly the height of my gutter, but it is rickety as all get out. I’ve hired people in the past but completely dropped the ball on that this time. So, now I am left to my wits.
I did some searching and found that you can clean your gutters with compressed air, or pressurized water. Since I don’t own a pressure washer and do own a small air compressor, I opted for compressed air. Below is a tutorial about how I made the tool.
But I must be honest. My air compressor doesn’t have a lot of power. It’s maybe 3-gallon with not a lot of air flow. So the experiment really didn’t clean out my heavily littered gutters. It did move dry leaves and some dust but my muck was just too heavy. I do think it would clean out less neglected gutters. Also, the tool is a little heavy and a bit wobbly. So you’ve been warned. As with almost any tool, make sure to wear safety glasses when using.
If you try this or have tried another way, let me know in the comments!