How to Clean Gutters with Pressure Washer

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Are you looking for ways on how to clean gutters using a pressure washer? A pressure washer makes the process of cleaning your gutters easier and fast. The machine can reach the hidden places on your drain. In this article, we discuss and give you a few tips on how to clean gutters using a pressure washer. If effectively done, the channels will be sparkling clean and have no dirt on them.

How to Clean Gutters with Pressure Washer

If you don’t know how to clean gutters with pressure washer, then you’re at the right place. You should first wet the gutter and surrounding foliage, apply the detergent, then you’ll spray the dirt away and clean the inside gutters.

1. Wet The Gutter and Surrounding Foliage

If you need to remove tough stains on your gutters, you may need to apply some detergent to remove the dirt. Before you apply the cleanser, you need to wet the drain using clean water. Soaking the gutter prevents it from damaging the foliage around when rinsing the dirt. You can start with low pressure to avoid pushing the debris further away.

2. Apply Detergent

Once you soak your gutters, you can apply the detergent. First, mix or dilute the detergent according to the instructions given. You can then fill the detergent tank with the dilute mixture. Switch the detergent tank ON and point the spray tip on your gutters. You should ensure that you aim ahead and at an angle to avoid the detergent from being splashed on your face.

When spraying, avoid spraying directly on the soffits. If you spray directly, it might get waterlogged and hence leads to mildew growth. Let the detergent work on the dirt for some time before you clean the gutters.

3. Spray The Dirt Away

After some time, the detergent will loosen the stains on the gutters. You can now switch to the high-pressure nozzle and turn off your detergent tank. Ensure all the soap is off before you begin cleaning. You can now start cleaning by spraying on the gutters and soffits evenly to remove the dirt and detergent. If some of the spots are stubborn, you may take more time spraying on them. It guarantees the gutters are clean and spotless.

You can choose to begin from the place you started applying the detergent from and proceed to the edge of the drain. Once the gutter and soffits are clean, you can turn to a low-pressure nozzle and spray water around the surrounding foliage. Clean all the detergent and any dirt on it thoroughly.

4. Clean Inside The Gutters

Once you are done with the outer part of the gutters, it's time to clean the inner part. In most cases, people prefer using a ladder to clean the gutters. This process is entirely dangerous, and you should avoid using ladders. One doesn't necessarily need a ladder to clean the inside part of channels. The use of a pressure washer makes it easier for you to clean the inner part of the gutters.

The washer has a curved attachment that allows you to hold the wand up. You can spray directly in the gutter while you are on the ground. The best procedure for cleaning the gutter is by starting from the downspout. You should spray away from the downspout and ensure you angle your wand appropriately to direct the water away from it.

Progressively move down the length of the gutter. If the pressure is adequate, it will force the water off the drain. Clean up any large debris from the channel using your hands to make the process easier. Pushing too much waste through the downspout will block it and make the process complicated.


If you’re looking for a way to know how to clean gutters with pressure washer and without a ladder, then you’re at the right place. If you need a safe procedure to clean your gutters, the use of a pressurized washer is one of them. The use of ladders during cleaning exposes the cleaner to a lot of risks. Also, this technique is time-saving and cleans thoroughly.


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Leif Price
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Thanks for the tips. Been cleaning gutters without a ladder and been doing some mistakes.

Jul 23, 2019 06:17 PM #1
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John Tabbart very good report about how to clean gutters with pressure washer.

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