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Dec 29, 2009 10:18PM
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P.S.... The ultimate solution is to cut down any and all trees around your house!Smile
Dec 29, 2009 3:00PM
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I cleaned gutters for a long time and found it something you have to do regularly otherwise it gets overwhelming.  I got sick of it so I looked into filter system's cost and quality before getting my gutters done and I went with a local company from Tacoma. My neighbor told me about them after getting gutters installed and I highly recommend their service.  They install gutters and gutter guard.  Good luck.  http://www.raingutte​rpros.com/ 
Dec 18, 2009 6:16AM
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If you are afraid of heights and don't like cleaning gutters I suggest the gutter guards.  It is a one time process.  You clean the gutters as you put up the guards.  No more cleaning the gutters ever!  East to install and hardly noticeable.  This is especially useful if you have alot of trees around.
Dec 2, 2009 5:00PM
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To Sara3545

Hi, I'd like to make a suggestion that you check out a website that offers a brand new gutter cleaning attachment tool for all brands of wet/dry vacs that have a 2-1/2" hose (at both ends.)  This tool connects snuggly to the hose and allows the user to stand safely on the ground while vacumming the gutter debris, wet, dry, sand, snow, stagnant water, pine needles, leaves, bird nest, etc.  When the vacs canister is full simply dump into a compost pile or around your plants for an extra layer of mulch. No ladders, scoops, blowers (clean-up afterwards), water wands (wear a raincoat), buckets, hose, to drag around the perimeter of your home.  This tool is hailed by customers as "the Best Gutter Cleaning on the Market Today" and you can see for yourself how well it operates at www.GutterClutterBuster.com  I did and I love mine and going to get one for my brother for Christmas.  Great easy, fast way to do a nasty dirty job in half the time.

JeanK  Smile

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You have two built in gutter cleaning tools, put on some gloves and get your hands dirty. After cleaning thousands of feet of gutter this is the cheapest, quickest and easiest way that I have found. Clean the down spouts out with a hose, if they are too clogged, then remove the top elbow and the big clog is most likely there. Don't forget to have fun.  Smile
Nov 17, 2009 11:55AM
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The barter system works for me: I complete a friend's tax returns in a professional manner, and bake a birthday cake for her mother; she cleans out my gutters.

Thanx for all the advice...for future reference. I like the idea of using a leaf blower!

Nov 17, 2009 9:25AM
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I live by myself for the first time.  It's also the first time I've had to clean out the gutters by myself. I can't afford to hire someone....so here I go!  I was planning climbing up my outdoor ladder with a hose and spraying out the gutters. 

 

I'm glad someone mentioned foundation issues, I wasn't aware that NOT cleaning out gutters could affect the home's foundation.

 

Any tips are greatly appreciated for people like me.

Nov 17, 2009 7:27AM
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The fastest, easy, and safest way I have found is to take a leaf blower and simply walk around the roof and blow the gutters out.

I have done this many times and it works great. Best of all I save money and time.

Nov 16, 2009 11:14PM
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If you neglect your gutters, the worst thing that can happen is that it can damage your building's foundation. If you have observed that your gutters are not working properly, then you need to clean them up. This task can be done by some professionals that have some kind of expertise in this field.
Nov 16, 2009 11:14PM
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Knowing the right type of gutter cleaning equipment to use depends a lot on which method of gutter cleaning you are using to clean out your gutters.
Nov 16, 2009 11:12PM
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You were looking for some alternative way to clean things or you wouldn't be reading this. I just want you to know that you can use salt to clean many things many ways and here are just a few.SmileSmile
Nov 12, 2009 7:46AM
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One thing I strongly recommend, and you can do this as you can afford to, is to install gutter guards.  I installed these, http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?action=productDetail&productId=12119-205-85270&lpage=none, on my house two years ago and have not had to worry about leaves or debris, I have maple trees surrounding my house, since I installed them.  It is time consuming to install guards but considering the benefit of never, or at least rarely, having to clean gutters again makes it worthwhile.
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