How to Clean your Gutters with the Shop-Vac

Posted by Aaron Kruse on

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It is that beautiful time of year that so many call their favorite.  Fall.  Autumn.  Back to school.  Sweater weather.  Pumpkin Spice Lattes. Leaves falling in the gutters.  Its time to do something about those gutters, but where do you start?

Any homeowner would understand the difficulty of cleaning the gutters. You would try cleaning it up with the blower, but end up feeling frustrated as there is still debris left in the gutters. The fact that your old blower can’t do the job is a problem, and finding someone who can do the job is another issue that may ruin your budget. However, you should not worry as you can always choose to get the help of the 6 horse power Shop-Vac to clean your gutter.

There are a lot of people who have been using the Shop-Vac to clean their gutters and you should try cleaning your gutter using the product too! You can ditch your old blower and let this product do the job. You can use the product either as a vacuum or a blower and you will not have to worry about not finding an outlet outdoors since the product comes with an 18-ft power cord. This allows you to maneuver your vacuum without worrying about pulling the power cord too much.


Aside from the impressive length of the power cord, the product also comes with a 1 1/4 inch diameter hose with assorted attachments that you can connect to get the length you need to reach the gutter. If you want to suck up all the dirt, leaves and debris from your gutter, the product can do it for you. It has a collection bag with a capacity of 10 to 14 gallons, which makes it possible for you to clean up the entire gutter in one go. If you want to stick with a blower, then you can make use of the same length or cleaning hose that you set up for sucking up the dirt and convert the function of Shop-Vac into a blower.

When using the product as a blower, it is advisable that you keep the cleaning hose in one direction to prevent leaves and other debris from flying around you. Since it comes with 3 types of nozzles, you can use the smallest one to keep the leaves from going on all directions. If you think blowing them up is not a good idea, you can always choose to let the product suck the leaves and debris to keep everything in the machine while cleaning.

During the process, it is best that you check if your gutters have other debris such as pine nuts as it may get stuck in the hose. However, removing such items is easy since you can disconnect the hose and remove the items stuck inside.

If you are planning to get a Shop-Vac to clean your gutter, then now is the best time since it is currently on sale for $89 here at Tomboy Supply. The regular price of the product is $109, which means you can save a lot. It comes in a complete set and you can get your own Shop-Vac here. Take advantage of the savings, free shipping, and friendly customer service at your favorite family-owned retailer, Tomboy Supply.