Can You Clean Your Gutters With a Drone?

Anyone who owns a home with trees around it will tell you what a pain cleaning the roof and gutters is; it is probably one of the most universally hated but necessary household chores. Wouldn't it be great if you had a flying leaf blower that could take care of things? It turns out you kind of do — if you own a drone. 

Coming to you from Deaf Director, this fun video shows him cleaning his roof and gutters of pine needles using his drone. Obviously, this is not actually recommended. First, you could damage your property or hurt yourself, and second, the flying debris could easily scratch your drone's lens or get caught in the motors and cause a crash. That being said, it is a lot of fun to watch and weirdly rather satisfying, especially if you have ever found yourself up on a ladder, clearing your roof. I have to admit that I had a little fun doing this with a pile of leaves a few autumns ago; after all, drones move a pretty large quantity of air at considerable velocity. Though it does not quite clear out the gutters, it does an impressive job on the roof! Check out the video above to see it in action. 

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Alex Cooke is a Cleveland-based portrait, events, and landscape photographer. He holds an M.S. in Applied Mathematics and a doctorate in Music Composition. He is also an avid equestrian.

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There are many other videos on YouTube of people using drones to clean roofs and rain gutters.

What does this have to do with photography?

Yes but only if you're a "content creator".