"Inspired by God, Designed, Distributed and Managed by Us:
Bob and Jean Kay

  TO OUR   3,000th   CUSTOMER
William B. |
Bluffton, SC



MAY -  2013

John D. | Chevy Chase, MD  *   Amel L. | Latrobe, PA  *   Gilbert R. | New Braunfels, TX

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At 75 years of age I still believe I am blessed to have the opportunity and means to share with others the privilege of being ...
"Born in the USA!"
Because of this and no matter how young or old you are you have the same unique opportunity to create an idea and bring it from ‘mind to market’. You will see what I am mean if you visit me at .

I'm not "The Little Old Lady From Pasadena" that the Beach Boys sang about, but when you read my story you may find yourself saying, "Go Granny Go!" I wasn't thinking about retirement, just yet, and I still had things to do. Never did I dream of becoming an Inventor at age 70!
However, after being quoted $250 to clean my gutters, I knew there just had to be a less expensive way. Looking at the tools available on-line and in the box store, and buying  almost all of them, to no avail, it was either "pay up" or "climb up" on the roof again, by myself.  My husband's profession kept him away from home, with little time left for him to climb the ladder and clean the gutters!

Like most inventions, "necessity" became the "Mother of  Inventions."  Experts agree, if you haven't maintained your rain gutters prior to the rainy season (in Florida the Hurricane Season) chances are damage will occur from gutters overflowing and damaging the structural foundation. Clogged gutters allow water to accumulate and can cause fascia boards to rot and do damage to your roof, plants, lawn furniture, sidewalks, or porch. Not to mention the added weight of accumulating wet leaves and debris that can cause gutters to sag and separate from your residence or business.

During the very dry season leaves left in gutters can become a potential fire hazard, as well as the ideal place for mosquitoes and roaches to breed and spread over 34 infectious diseases. During the winter months the weight of snow and frozen water can cause gutters to sag, pull away from the fascia and even damage the roof. 

Research indicates that
since 1990 more than 2.1 million reported injuries and even deaths occurred due to falls from ladders while maintaining gutters or the roof! Each year adds to the stats by 50% with males, aged 40-59, being the highest injured group. I decided there had to be a better, safer way, even for "granny" to clean her gutters!

After much prayer and many pieces of wasted paper (due to redesigns) my prayers where finally answered.  I  came up with the idea to use our shop vac to vacuum out the gutters from the ground.  Thanks to my husband’s experience with electrical drawings and specifications, he came up with the right design that we believed might work.

We showed our idea to a friend who owns an automotive repair service. He said, "I think I can make something that might work." Less than a week later he came "bearing his gift." Oh, yeah!!!! Nothing like a 20 lb, 60 inch, shepherds staff, made out of automotive exhaust pipe! This was just for was all clean..."my gutters!"

Because the tool worked so well, even though it took ‘mighty mouse’ with all his strength to handle the tool, our friends and family said we should make it available for others! The idea went from my needing a "better mouse trap" to the process of retaining a patent attorney, applying for a patent, locating a manufacturer, marketing, advertising, website design, demonstrations, and finally sales! Now we have the Gutter Clutter Buster® in our hot little hands to provide a safer, faster, easier and cleaner method for others to clean rain gutters.

It was so important to both my husband and I that if we were going to manufacture this new gutter cleaning tool it had to be "Made In the USA!" Even though we had been approached by brokers, who told us we could make it for 70% less if made in China, we refused to out-source our invention to somewhere other than the USA.

We love our country and even though our economy is not at its best, we wanted to provide jobs for our countrymen and women and not someone overseas. We prayed that if we were to do this that every door would open for our customer's best interest. And, it did!

We recently completed our commitment and pledge which we made prior to our first sale. We’ve pledged to donate $1 from the sale of our product to our local food bank, so that those in need and the homeless could have warm meals, cold drinks, and a place to rest, knowing that somebody cares for them! We honored that pledge and donate to Our Daily Bread of Bradenton, Florida which feeds 250 people a day for one month.  And, our pledge continues even today as you read this!

We give praise, honor and glory to Father God for all His blessings, "pressed down, shaken together and overflowing".

"Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled!"

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APRIL 15, 2013
   Chris C. | Knoxville, TN

Gregg G. | Boca Raton, FL

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on the

"Today Show"

Kathie Lee Gifford, Hoda Kotb & Julie Edelman
Premiere - Gutter Clutter Buster - (click here to view)

October 26, 2012
Today Show - NBC TV
Thanks to these three lovely ladies of the Today Show, the Gutter Clutter Buster® had its International Premier this year for the first time since conception in 2008.  Much to our surprise this was certainly a welcomed experience for our Mom N' Pop business, here in Florida, to be seen by millions of viewers around the globe.

"Wake Up With Al"

Al Roker and Stephen Fanuka of DIY
"Million Dollar Contractor"

September 21, 2012
Weather Channel TV

What a wonderful surprise this morning to "Wake Up With Al" and find that he is premiering the Gutter Clutter Buster® Tools on their segment "Getting Ready For Fall."

In case you "missed it" you can now view it at the following link and see how excited Al was about our great method for cleaning up rain gutters, cobwebs, insects, dust, dirt, and debris from high, hard to reach areas around your home, business, farm, stables, factory and commercial buildings while remaining safely on the ground.

No more ladders to drag around the exterior premise of buildings during Fall clean up.  No more injuries by falling from a dangerous ladder.  No more breathing in virus, mold, mildew, allergens and contaminants that have settled into gutters and around the area being cleaned which could cause a potential health problem.

With the upgraded, multi-purpose, Gutter Clutter Buster® Cleaning Attachment Tools for your wet/dry vacuum, you can now connect any of your wet/dry vac accessory tools to the end of the working tool (curved tool) or to the extensions, to do those other clean-up projects without the use of a ladder.  By adding a "crack n' crevice tool" you can clean smaller rain gutters and small tight areas that other tools could not get into.  With the "brush" accessory you can brush up areas that may need a more "gentle or finished touch."  Attaching the "wide mouth" accessory you can get larger amounts of debris at one time.

We stress the importance of "vacuuming" rather than "blowing" debris, due to the additional clean-up required after blowing debris onto your roof, bushes, windows, furniture, flower beds and yourself.  Should you still wish to blow debris just add the "blower nozzle" that came with your wet/dry vac.

Many of our customers ask, "What brand wet/dry vac do you recommend?"  This is your choice and we only suggest three important issues when considering your wet/dry purchase;
(1) be sure it has the large 2.5" wet/dry vac hose (at both ends) and,
(2) that it has a minimum 5 HP motor; and,
(3) that it has a large canister so you won't be emptying it so often, with large wheels to pull through all terrain around the area.

Remember our products performance is directly related to the suction power of the wet/dry vacuum it is used with.  The larger the motor, the stronger the suction, the better it works.
Speaking of using a ladder, even Professionals, who have used ladders in their business for years, are subject to falling from a ladder.  We just received a sad but encouraging letter from such a man, as follows:

September 24, 2012

Dear Gutter Clutter Buster,

I hope this product is doing well for you. If it isn’t it should be.

This is why I endorse your product.  As a Fl. Licensed Residential Contractor, InterNachi Certified Master Home Inspector, Licensed Fl. Home Inspector and Owner of a large Insurance Inspection Company, I have been up and down more ladders in a month than most people will climb in a lifetime.

My own Miracle happened on August 21, 2012. A routine roof inspection;  snap two pictures from the ladder and come down, no problem but on this day, this simple task was anything but routine.

I was descending the ladder, the ladder flipped over, and I fell 8 feet onto a cement sidewalk. I knew when I landed I broke my back. My cell phone in the car and an empty neighborhood. This was a bad position to be in. I was finally spotted by couple on a golf cart, about 45 minutes later, and they called 911.  Upon reaching the hospital the first thing they asked me was, “What were you doing, cleaning gutters?

Now your product would not have helped on that day; however, my point is this; if a veteran like myself can fall and get seriously hurt; I can only imagine how many homeowners fall every year cleaning gutters. No one around to call for help or hear your cries for help when you fall. Trust me it is a bad position to be in.

If more homeowners and building maintenance workers would use the GUTTER CLUSTER BUSTER the job would be easier and no one gets hurt. You have a great product and I hope more people will see that $29.99 vs. a ladder fall is a small price to pay for safety and convenience. This is a no brainer.

Keep up the good work  and I wonder just how many lives or injuries your product saved.
Thank you, Your business is greatly appreciated,

James W. Ungar
Certified Residential Contractor
CRC 1330123

Fl Licensed Home Inspector

Certified Master Inspector
InterNachi CMI

Lighthouse Property Inspection Services, Inc.
PH: 941.359.1432


We at Gutter Clutter Buster, LLC wish to thank Mr. James Ungar for his thoughtful and sincere comments regarding our product; but, more importantly, we extend our utmost sadness for the injuries he has incurred and we wish him a speedy and complete healing for his back and entire body.  Our thoughts and prayers will continue and we ask those reading this to please remember him in your prayers as well.

Mr. Ungar, we thank you for caring and sharing with our readers the importance of being extremely careful at all times while using a ladder, under any conditions. 

Mr. Ungar is also correct in assuming that there are millions of reported injuries and sadly  even deaths reported, due to falls from a ladder while maintaining a roof or cleaning rain gutters.

This was the main reason for our Invention.  Keeping maintenance crews, homeowners, businesses employees, and other folks safely on the ground while cleaning and completing   required maintenance projects throughout the entire year.

Our goal is to "help others help themselves" by staying well, staying safe, and staying off ladders while doing their Fall clean-ups.


Robert Kay: March 26, 2012

Because we "listened" to customers who desired to use the Gutter Clutter Buster® Tool to "blow out" their rain gutters from the ground, we took it to heart.  In spite of the fact, we feel strongly that it is much healthier and safer to "vacuum" out gutter debris.
Vacuuming in lieu of blowing gutter debris, helps eliminate possible breathing problems for the user, as well as keeping all debris contained from gutter to vac canister, while keeping allergens and contaminants from being blown into and around the surrounding environment.

Another great reason for the upgraded Gutter Clutter Buster® Tool is that it gives homeowners and professional cleaning companies the ability to clean gutters that are smaller than 3 inches in width, from the ground; specifically mobile home rain gutters and 2" shed gutters.

The working end of the "candy cane" shape tool now features a "male connection" so the tool itself will accept all your wet/dry vacuum attachments.  The "crack 'n crevice" attachment, "brush", "wide mouth attachment" and the "blower nozzle", etc. can all be connected to the working end of the 60 inch, one-piece, Gutter Clutter Buster® Tool.

Many of our customers were not aware that our 54" Extension wands allowed them to also connect any of their wet/dry vacuum attachments to the end of the wand for vacuuming other areas around the home.

This can still be done, and now, along with the redesigned end of the Gutter Clutter Buster® Tool, you have the option of connecting as many extensions as needed to reach the higher areas from which you wish to vacuum or clean by using your blower nozzle.

Some of these cleaning chores include; but are not limited to, vacuuming or blowing cobwebs from eaves and gables, as well as, dirt, bugs, and spiders from windows, doors, porch ceilings, patios, and even your automobile (by using the soft brush attachment).  Any other area that needs an extra touch of "curb appeal" can now be cleaned with your attachments connected to the Gutter Clutter Buster® or the Gutter Clutter Buster® Extensions.  You will do these chores faster, safer and easier without the need of ladders.

And, just think....
you can do all this for the same low price as our original GCB Tool!!
We could do all this, only because of our great Florida manufacturer, who diligently worked with us to make available a quality product that will keep preforming effectively for years to come and it is still made from the same durable, virgin PVC, with "no lead" content and  is 100% Made In USA, including the packaging.
We continue to support and increase American jobs, by standing firm that our products remain... "Made In America".


July 4, 2012 - GIVE-A-WAY CONTEST

1st Winner:
"We have a 2300 square foot two story brick home with a detached garage built in 1936 surrounded by mature trees; that means 'big' to you.  The result is lots of shade because there are lots of leaves.  That's wonderful except, with lots of leaves, there is lots of clean-up to do, especially when it comes to rain gutters.  I used to horse my 36 foot extension ladder around the windows, electrical service lines and my wife's flower beds doing my darndest not to do any damage but, thanks to Gutterclutterbuster, no longer.  How I bless the day I found you guys.  Now I simply hook up my 5 HP shop vac with your 'shepherd's hook' and two of the long extensions (for the house) and walk the perimeter!  It's so easy I do my lazy neighbor's garage for gratis; fewer pesky mosquitoes plus I get the compost!  With out a doubt, this is one of the best investments I've ever made.  I thank you!

Graham D. | St. Louis, Mo

2nd Winner:
My GCB is several years old and it still works well. It easily removing leaves, rocks, mud or apples, from our eavestroughs. It looks simple but there is more to the design than meets the eye. Mine has an extension and the taper of the joint is such that it goes together easily, stays together during use, and comes apart easily when finished. It rarely clogs and the sound changes when the debris is gone. A great product that is as advertised.

Murray B. | Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

We at Gutter Clutter Buster, LLC wish to thank each and every customer who participated in this FREE July 4, 2012 "Give-A-Way" contest and the Top Winners above will receive a NEW REDESIGNED/UPGRADED Gutter Clutter Buster® Tool within the next five business days.  Congratulations!!!!

Author: Steve Bernal,

September, 2011

My Review of the Gutter Clutter Buster:

My overall opinion of the Gutter Clutter Buster (GCB) is that it is a useful gutter cleaning tool for anyone who does not want to climb a ladder to clean their gutters. I was pleased with how easy it was to put together as well as use. Clean up was simple and it doesn’t take up much room when storing. I think the product could be improved with a few simple changes, but overall I would recommend this product considering the price tag.

   Unpacking the Gutter Clutter Buster

 We tested a Gutter Clutter Buster Kit which includes the GCB tool along with 2 extension pieces. The kit will allow you to clean the gutters on most two-story homes. All three pieces came packaged in a cardboard box that measures 60x14x3 inches. The only other thing in the box was an instruction sheet so there is no extra packaging to dispose of. The cardboard box can be broken down and recycled or kept for storage of the GCG when you are not using it. The unpacking of this product was simple.

Putting the Gutter Clutter Buster Together
The GCB and extension pieces are easy to put together. You just have to push the two together with a moderate amount of force. Do not expect the pieces to overlap too much and do not push too hard. Once the pieces stop moving, then they are together tightly enough to continue. I made the mistake of trying to push them together past the obvious stopping point and then had trouble getting the

pieces apart later. The only thing to be careful about when putting extension pieces on the GCB is to be sure to balance the tool properly. As the GCB system gets longer, it gets a little top-heavy and hard to control. Once you have the appropriate number of extension pieces on your GCB you just connect the bottom to a standard Wet/Dry Vac hose. This connection process is the same as the process used to connect the extension pieces. Again, be careful not to push too hard or you might have a hard time getting the Wet/Vac hose off of the GCB.

Using the Gutter Clutter Buster
In theory, when you turn on your Wet/Dry Vac, the GCB will act as a long hose extension and suck any and all debris from your gutter system. One of the concerns I had, before we started was that there would be enough suction to pull debris out of the gutter system. This was not an issue. The debris did get pulled into the Gutter Clutter Buster and into the Wet/Dry Vac. When using the Gutter Clutter Buster on gutters that were only one story off the ground, it was easy to control the tool as I walked around the perimeter of the home. One obstacle that I ran into was the gutter clips on the gutter system. Every four feet or so there is a metal clip extending from the house over the top of the gutter and I had to keep lifting the GCB up over the clips every few feet.

   The pictures of people using the GCB on their website show the tool being used at an angle, but I found it much easier if the gutter cleaning tool was as parallel to the house as possible. When I walked away from the house and used the GCB at an angle I had a hard time fitting the tool into the gutters. This might not be as big a problem if your gutters are wider, but I just found it easier to use the GCB in a vertical position. I would then sway the gutter cleaning tool from left to right before moving a few feet down and doing it all again.
 In this picture you can see where the GCB removed the gutter gravel. The material on the inside lip of the gutter could not be removed because of the overhanging shingles.

Unfortunately, there was not a lot of debris in the gutter system when I tried out this tool. In the front of the house, most of what I got out of the gutters was gutter gravel. In the back of the house, the situation was a little different.

First, the gutters in the back of this home are  much higher so I needed to use both extension pieces here.  The Gutter Cutter Buster was a little harder to control with both extension pieces, so I couldn’t move the tool from left to right as much. That meant that I had to move my position more frequently, and be careful not to let the GCB lean too much in any direction.
When I started using the GCB I noticed that I was collecting a lot of water in addition to the gravel and debris. Since I am using this tool with a Wet/Dry Vac that was not a problem, but it set off some alarm bells. If there was stagnant water in the gutter system, that could mean a clog in the downspout. At this point, I went and got a ladder in order to check the downspout. Sure enough, there was a clog and we were able to correct that problem before any major damage was done or the gutter system over flowed. Without collecting that water with the GCB, we might not have noticed this problem until it was too late.

My main complaint when using the GCB was that you have to look up a lot and I got a bit of a cramp in my neck. Also, my arms got tired after a while when using the tool with both extension pieces because it was a little heavy (7 pounds) to hold over your head for an extended period of time. However, even with the breaks I was taking to relieve my neck and arms, cleaning the gutters was much faster with the GCB than when I have cleaned gutters by hand going up and down a ladder.

Cleaning the Gutter Clutter Buster
When I was finished with my gutter cleaning, there was a lot of debris and dirt water inside the GCB pieces. In order to clean the tool out, I just ran a garden hose inside each piece and the let them air dry in the yard. I then emptied the Wet/Dry Vac into a compost pile and then rinsed it with the hose. The entire cleanup process took less than ten minutes.

Storing the Gutter Clutter Buster 
I chose to store my GCB in the box it was shipped in, but you do not have to do that. If I did not save the box, I would have zip tied the pieces together in a bundle for easy storage. You can lean the apparatus up against a wall in your garage or store it on a shelf if you have one large enough. Since each piece of the GCB system is less than three inches in diameter, they are easy to store in a corner or between pieces of furniture in your garage or basement. They are also lightweight so it is easy to lift them up onto a shelf if you need to.

How the Gutter Clutter Buster Could be Improved

The one suggestion I have for how this product could be improved would be to offer attachments for the end of the GCB. The most useful attachment for me would have been a piece that angled the opening about forty five degrees so that I could use the gutter cleaner at an angle with my house rather than walking right underneath. Other attachments like a brush head or a thin piece might help with the collection of gutter gravel or in the hard to reach corners of the gutter system respectively. I am thinking of an attachment collection like what you might find on a vacuum cleaner. While these attachments are definitely not necessary to clean your gutters with the GCB, they might help in certain situations and be a nice added feature.

My overall impression of the Gutter Clutter Buster is that I would strongly recommend this tool for homeowners with one-story homes. It is easy to control when you do not have to put too many extensions on it. You do not have bend your head so far back so it is relatively easy on your body. And, you do not have to work on a ladder which is a plus in terms of time and safety.

I would also recommend the Gutter Clutter Buster for two-story homes. Even though you will need to use more extensions and it may be a little harder to use, the GCB is still far better than climbing a ladder and cleaning out your gutters by hand and then moving the ladder every three to four feet. You will save time even though you may have to take breaks to give your arms and neck a rest.
Unfortunately, I would not recommended the Gutter Clutter Buster for gutters with any kind of gutter guard system. The gutter guards will prevent you from getting the GCB into the gutters. In addition, gutter guards should be preventing the worst of debris from collecting in your gutters anyway so it would be a waste of your money to buy a tool that you will not have to use.

 From GCB Admin:

    Thank You Mr. Bernal, for your "unbiased, unsolicited, review and photos" of the Gutter Clutter Buster® Kit
    We want to take this opportunity to announce that we have "heard" your "suggestion" for an Revised and improved GCB Tool!!!  Our manufacturer is currently working on production and  distribution, just in time for Spring Cleaning 2012, our redesigned tool.  This will feature a male connection on the curved "business end" of the GCB Tool so that our valued customers can attach any one of the attachment tools which came with their wet/dry vac 2.5 inch hose; i.e., such as a crack and crevice tool for smaller gutter openings and hard to reach corners or a brush to clean all fine dust and get them truly squeaky clean.  Even mobile home rain gutters may be cleaned with the proper attachment to the end of our GCB Tool, making it easy to do those rain gutters from the ground, as well.
   Bob and I do "listen and consider" each and every suggestion we receive from our valued customers to improve and produce, what we believe to be, the "best gutter cleaning attachment tool on the market today!"  This is the only way we can continue to supply our customers with an American Made, handcrafted, quality, user-friendly, and safer method of vacuuming out rain gutters from the ground.

Jean Hofmann-Kay, CEO
Gutter Clutter Buster, LLC
941-713-4391 O
941-758-3283 F (email)