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I Want a Gutter Cleaning Robot

I love the fall season, but I also hate it. Raking leaves, seeding your lawn and worst of all cleaning your gutters are all regular occurrences. I can’t stand cleaning my gutters. I’m not afraid of heights, but I’ve seen enough episodes of America’s Funniest Videos to know that they’re an accident waiting to happen.

I love the fall season, but I also hate it. Raking leaves, seeding your lawn and worst of all cleaning your gutters are all regular occurrences. I can’t stand cleaning my gutters. I’m not afraid of heights, but I’ve seen enough episodes of America’s Funniest Videos to know that they’re an accident waiting to happen.

So for a while I’ve debated about what to do with my gutters. Do I buy one of those gutter shields/helmets/coverings? Do I suck it up and climb a ladder? Or do I do what it is customary and find someone else to do it for me? How about I just get a Droid to do it for me? Like an R2D2 for my gutters. Yes, it’s actually available.

I have not tested the product out for myself, nor have I spoken with someone who has, but I got to tell you this intrigues me. We all know robots will eventually take over our homes (thank you Ray Bradbury), but this seems pretty useful. Just put the little iRobot Looj gutter cleaner in your gutter and then use the remote control to send it across your rooftop to clear out the gutters.

i know what you’re thinking. A remote control robot for doing chores? Yes, that sounds pretty fantastic.

The iRobot Looj isn’t cheap. It retails for $299, but if it could make Star Wars sound effects while it blasts away leaves, I might just have to get one.

So between the iRobot Looj and the iRobot Roomba, I will be on my way to creating my own Droid army for my home chores.

For more info on the iRobot Looj, click here.

 

Image courtesy of iRobot

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David Marine is the Vice President of Brand Engagement for Coldwell Banker where he oversees the brand’s content strategy including acting as managing editor for the Coldwell Banker blog and heading up video production efforts. While Vice President by day, David runs a three ring circus at night as he is the father of 4 boys. He also happens to be married to Wonder Woman. True story.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004501871710 John Lucas

    I think the Star Wars sound effects would sell me on one of these, too! It’s always a pain to do gutter cleaning in Maryland. It’s definitely a necessity, though, with all of the negative consequences that could happen otherwise.

    • http://twitter.com/david_marine David Marine

      Thanks for the comment John!

  • http://www.facebook.com/raingutterseattle Blairclindon Clindon

    my dream

  • Candice

    Just get a gutter guard system! I actually just had my gutter guard system installed! Other homeowners should consider this sort of purchase. Its a great investment, especially since I live here on the east coast. The weather can be sunny one day, and hurricanes the next! My husband no longer has to climb or complain about climbing on a ladder to clean the gutters! But that would be quite interesting having R2D2 do them! Funny article nonetheless!

  • Esteban Youngblood

    I need to get gutter cleaning in Maryland. Maybe some day I can get a robot to do it though.

  • http://superiorroofingny.com/gutters/ Gutter cleaning rochester

    Nice post….

  • http://www.miniclean.com.au/ Mini Clean

    How can I not love a clutter robot? I love it. I hope I can have one!

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