Keeping your gutters clog-free is a chore you have to do regularly to avoid leaks and moisture damage to your home. Fortunately, there are several ways to do this and ensure your gutter system remains functional.
Keep reading as Advantage Seamless Gutters discusses three effective ways to keep your gutters clog-free.
1. Install Gutter Protection
Gutter protection minimizes the risk of clogs and debris buildup in your gutter system. Gutter covers, guards and caps prevent all sorts of debris from getting into your gutters and downspouts. Gutter protection helps improve the overall performance of your gutter system, especially during heavy rain. You still need to clean your gutters regularly, but you can expect the task to be easier because the gutter protection system filters out most of the dirt and debris.
2. Trim Surrounding Trees
Leaves and twigs are one of the most common causes of clogged gutters. When enough leaves fall onto your roof and get washed into your gutters, this can cause a buildup of organic material that will not only clog the system but also decompose in it. Rotten organic debris in the gutter system can be hard to flush out, especially when it breaks down into a black, slimy substance that sticks to the interior walls of downspouts and gutters.
3. Inspect and Clean Your Gutters Regularly
This is by far the most effective way to keep your gutters clog-free. Regularly checking and clearing your gutters and downspouts prevents the buildup of debris that will lead to clogs. Ideally, it’s best to have a professional do this for you. Experts can clean your gutter system more efficiently, and they’ll be able to point out any issues during the inspection.
Keep your gutter system well-maintained and protected through Advantage Seamless Gutters’ professional gutter services. We install, clean and inspect gutters, and we also provide quality gutter protection systems. To request an estimate, call (218) 270-2663 or fill out our contact form.