Looking after your property’s drainage system is crucial in avoiding problems that may arise later on.

At Jim’s Mowing, we offer a range of gutter maintenance services for your convenience, so you’re not left with these pesky, tedious chores.

We do not recommend doing this yourself, as climbing up onto a slippery roof can be risky. It’s always better to have a professional do it for you. However, if you have to do it yourself, it’s important that you have the right equipment to make life easier.

The right tools for the job

Clogged drains can cause all sorts of problems, leading to water damage, cracks in your foundation and an increase in mosquitoes breeding in any stagnant water.

Sure, you could install some drain guards, but they’re not entirely up to the task either. They have a few benefits, but they don’t completely absolve you from your maintenance duties.

Here are our tips for some of the tools you’ll need to make the job easier.


A basic, inexpensive scoop will help complete the job and make your routine a little simpler. These are quite flexible, designed to access hard-to-reach areas and under grooves to ensure complete extraction of debris.

Heavy-duty bucket

Who wants to spend time picking debris off the ground afterwards? The only way to avoid this is to buy a large heavy-duty bucket, where you can put all the muck you’ve pulled out. Doing this will save you the time and effort of extra clean-up at the end, so you can get on with things or move straight on to relaxing!

Work gloves

One go-to all the experts swear by is having some good quality, puncture-resistant work gloves. Gloves have saved us all from numerous tetanus shots. Investing in a pair is a must as it is essential to protect your hands from any sharp, rusty objects.

A tall, sturdy ladder and ladder stabiliser

A tall ladder is essential, helping you to reach high roofs and clean these efficiently. If your ladder is a little wobbly, you should look for a ladder stabiliser. Investing in a sturdy ladder and quality stabiliser can be lifesaving.

Telescopic pole

Sometimes it’s a challenge to clean every inch of your roof thoroughly if there are some areas out of reach, even with a ladder. To alleviate this problem, a telescopic pole is a worthy investment that will help you clean all those tricky-to-reach spots, making sure you don’t miss anything.

This is not a task for the faint-hearted. For safety reasons, we strongly recommend hiring our trained gutter cleaning professionals to take care of all your blocked drains.