Plugged Gutters? Prevention Tips
Do your gutters get clogged and start overflowing when the rainy season begins and after leaves have fallen?
Here are 6 options available for preventing plugged gutters resulting in overflowing:
1. Gutter Vacuuming (Debris Removal)
Having your gutters professionally cleaned to remove all the debris plugging up your gutters is a great first step to prevent overflowing gutters.
A final rinse of gutters will be done where necessary.
It’s a good idea to have this service scheduled in spring and/or autumn if you have trees nearby and your gutters tend to plug up regularly. (price range: low-moderate)
The gutter vacuuming (inside clean) process is explained in this video:
2. Gutter Guards
Have gutter guards (aka leaf guards) installed. This will prevent debris from going inside and only allow water to flow into the gutters. (price range: high)
3. Gutter Baskets
Have Gutter Baskets installed over your gutter outlets to reduce gutter clogs and to allow your gutters to continue flowing during the rainy season. (price range: low-moderate depending on how many outlets)
4. Larger Outlets
Most gutters typically have small diameter plastic outlets that easily clog. Having larger outlets installed will improve the flow of water exiting your gutters. (price range: low)
Having Funnel-Outlets installed is an excellent option for reducing clogs at the outlet due to the extra-large size of the outlet. (price range: higher)
6. Leaf Catchers
Leaf catchers can be installed in the gutter downspouts in unison with Funnel-Outlets or larger outlets preventing leaves and debris from going into your underground drainage system. (price range: high, but worth it!)
DIY or Hire Us
Finally, now that you know the many options available to prevent eaves from clogging, you can continue to put up with them overflowing or have them serviced to remove this headache from your life.
You can find these products at the hardware store and install them yourself or you could simply hire us to take care of it for you so you don’t have to deal with the risk of climbing high ladders.
Our Current Service Area (2018):
(Fraser Valley East of 176 Street)
- Cloverdale, Surrey
- Clayton (Surrey/Langley border)
- Fort Langley
- Walnut Grove
- City of Langley
- Township of Langley
- Cultus Lake
Since there is a lot of rain in Fraser Valley, BC, gutter cleaning is always available on rainy days as shown in this video: