Gutter Cleaning with Wet Dry “Sky Vac” Vacuum

Hey guys hope your off season has been well and relaxing.

Has anyone used one of these vacuums for gutter cleaning…? If so what has been your experience? Please explain both the positives and negatives along with any other general important information.


I use the SkyVac. I researched for over a year before I bought the SkyVac. Been using it all season no issues. Also the SkyVac has a metal shield on the inside to protect the filter and help from clogging.

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I have a few videos about the SkyVac on my channel. Search Expert Power Wash on YouTube, you’ll come across them.

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This sounds great Tim. Thanks for responding. I’m going to get comfortable and watch your channel now.

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Use one before you buy one. I looked into them, had a local contractor offer me his if I would get it out of his shop. You still have to get on the roof to blow off the roof and valleys if you live near pine trees.

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That fellas, Is one expensive vacuum cleaner, which would equal to a crap load of gutter cleanings I’m assuming.

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Granted the only gutters I’ve ever cleaned are my own, so this is mew to me, but I’m thinking that thing must work a lot better in areas with less leaf drop than we have… gutters here get packed full of wet heavy leaves, along with bark sticks and general roof runoff. I cant imagine how they would keep that thing from clogging , or that it would have enough oomph to suck the gunk out. Maybe I’m mistaken, for that cost it might suck the black off asphalt.

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Tested one out when the first came around our area, they are almost useless in my opinion, at least for the Raleigh, NC area. It’ll take you 5-6 times as long to clean out the gutters than it would if you got a ladder and did it by hand, and like @Innocentbystander said, you can’t clean off the roof or valleys with it. You also can’t clean under guards or screens.

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I think it was ASAP that bought the first one around us. It’s in his garage if you want it lol.

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If you’re trying to get rid of it I can take it off your hands. They are terrible for gutter cleaning, but I can use it for some other services.

Not mine. I borrowed it to see if they worked. Absolute. Piece of junk

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@mikehallyall the whole concept of this vacuum doesn’t work. I was planning on getting one but first hired a guy with one to do the gutters on my own house just to see it in action. I even had a ladder out At the back of the house for when he was finished to have a look at the job. He had no idea I was in the industry Either. Long story short he and I both agreed I should get a heavy discount.

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Smart move

Downspout is another, not big, issue.