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My roof is taller than I'm comfortable getting on a ladder. I've got a couple weeds/trees starting to grow in them. Is there a tool that would somehow let me scrape or use water-pressure to clean the gutters?

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My parents had kids for this. Sort of expensive I know (especially if they go to college), but they are good for lots of stuff you don't want to do. – Tester101 Jul 29 '10 at 23:15
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You may want to look at something like the Gutter Cleaning Wand:

man cleaning his gutter

You don't need to hire a professional to clean out your clogged rain gutters. Attach the Gutter Cleaner Wand to any standard garden hose, and you'll be able to clear out those debris-filled rain gutters yourself. This heavy-duty hose attachment has a telescoping wand that extends from 41.5 inches to 68.5 inches to get to those hard-to-reach spots along your roof.

  • Rain gutter cleaner attaches to any standard garden hose
  • Spray nozzle directs water flow to blast away debris
  • Gutter cleaning device extends to 68.5 inches to aid in reaching remote areas
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That looks exactly like the kind of thing that I was looking for. Thanks! – Jeffrey Jul 30 '10 at 0:44
Along with the gutter cleaner you'll want to buy head-to-toe raingear. The guy in the picture is lucky because he's cleaning his gutters 15 minutes after they were installed: unless you're as lucky as him you're going to get covered in mud. :) – Rod Fitzsimmons Frey Jul 30 '10 at 1:09

The iRobot Looj may help you - it is a gutter-cleaning robot. I've never tried one, but I do have a Roomba (which I can attest works quite well) and these are the guys that make military/bomb squad robots.

You still have to get on a ladder to get it in, of course, but you don't actually have to climb onto the roof.

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