You’ve seen Micah’s YouTube video on gutter cleaning, right?
What could be easier?
Well, the folks who make Gutter Zap are located in my backyard, so I went over and talked to the owner. Bought a quart and came home to try it out on my own home.
I’ve lived in this home for about seven years, and I’ve never cleaned or whitened the gutters. Needless to say, the exterior of these formerly white gutters is now a deep gray with a little hint of green mixed in.
I mixed up the Gutter Zap at 3:1 just like the label says, dipped in my MarxOff scrubby thing attached to my Unger pole, swabbed a 10’ section and waited about two minutes. Then I hosed the whole thing down just like Micah…boy, this is easy, I said to myself.
Except that the gutters weren’t white. Oh, sure, they were now a whiter shade of pale, but not white. So, I repeated the whole process. No change.
Next, I poured in the rest of the bottle of Gutter Zap making the proportions 1:1. Swab and rinse. No change.
So, I got out my extension and my handy, new Ladder’s Little Helper (a must-have, IMO), and scrubbed down a new section with a huck dipped in the 1:1 solution. Then, I scrubbed it with a stiff brush and rinsed with the garden hose.
The hand-scrubbed section is cleaner than the swabbed section, but still not white.
Bottom line: No homeowner would pay for the results I got today.
Is there something more to this than Micah’s video suggests? Are these gutters simply too far gone? Or should I try Gutter Grenade instead?