Can You Clean Gutters With A Vacuum?

Yes, you most certainly can. Using a gutter vac is also definitely the safest way to clean gutters without having to climb a ladder or set up expensive and awkward scaffolding or a cherry picker lift.

Gutter Hoover

If you get a vacuum cleaner that’s powerful enough, and designed for the job, you’ll clean gutters with your feet on the ground easily and quickly!

What Is the Best Gutter Cleaning Machine For Your Job?

There are a lot of gutter hoovers on the market and most of them do the job to a degree but there are a few important features that you need to consider.

At Cleancare, we worked along with our customers and facilities management companies to collect feedback and reviews to find out what the challenges of cleaning gutters were.

We then worked with an industrial vacuum cleaners manufacturer ELSEA in Italy to develop equipment that was powerful enough and purpose-built to clean debris, wet leaves, and dirt from gutters without having to climb ladders.

The Different Types of Gutter Vac.

First and foremost, you need an industrial vacuum that is powerful enough and an average wet and dry vacuum just won’t cut it for gutter cleaning.

Get something with multiple motors and that should give you over 3000 watts of power.

Gutter Vacuum

Second, but equally important, you need to have the debris coming into the machine tank via an inlet that will not clog up. Standard – even ‘Industrial’ – vacuums have a small plastic elbow where the leaves etc enter the waste tank and this easily clogs with a gutter’s muck.

You need a ‘cyclonic’ waste inlet where the dirt enters at the edge of the waste tank drum and has no obstruction so can ‘cyclone’ all the way around before settling down.

Thirdly, you need hose and fittings that are 50mm diameter. Standard commercial vacuums have 38mm diameter fittings and they are liable to clog up rapidly when gutter cleaning.

Lastly, a good idea is to deploy an air-filter protector mechanism. This is like a large metal bowl that goes into the machine drum before the filter and prevents any sharp debris from tearing the filter.

So How Do I Choose The Best Gutter Vac?

We’ve done it for you! Well in fact we didn’t just ‘choose’ it, we created it!

The Elsea Titanus gutter cleaning vacuum has all the features mentioned above as well as being built on a robust tipping trolley for easy emptying and having a washable air filter for low-cost maintenance.

Gutter Cleaning

This is the reliable gutter hoover of choice for professional cleaning contractors, exterior cleaning companies, and facilities management companies that undertake cleaning and maintenance tasks. Add one of our gutter pole kits according to the height you need to reach, and you are ready for action!

This brings us to some final closing points about the Titanus:

Reliability:

We’ve been selling the Titanus vacuum for almost 3 years and so far, have only replaced 1 motor.

Versatility:

Comes with a complete standard vacuum tool kit so it can be used for wet and dry vacuuming of floors, walls, and other surfaces. Great for high level work, excellent value price, and extremely powerful.

Then just a final tip: We strongly recommend that you purchase the Titanus and add a spare HEPA washable filter so you can keep vacuuming whilst the original is being washed and dried.

Download the technical data sheet on this gutter vacuum here.

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