3 Ways to Prevent Clogged Downspouts

Kelly cleaning gutters in the Sacramento area for Sierra Vista Maintenance

Here’s three ways to prevent clogged downspouts from overflowing your gutters and damaging your Sacramento area home.

Nobody really notices clogged downspouts until it rains. But when the rain comes, that’s when a clogged downspout can send dirty water overflowing onto on your head.

Three ways to prevent clogged downspouts in Sacramento

Preventing clogged downspouts is fairly easy for homeowners in the Sacramento area. Here’s three ways to prevent clogged downspouts from ruining your day.

Annual Gutter Cleaning

Kobe and Michael from Sierra Vista Maintenance help prevent clogged downspouts by cleaning gutters in the Sacramento area.
Kobe and Michael from Sierra Vista Maintenance help prevent clogged downspouts by cleaning gutters in the Sacramento area.

Seasonal home maintenance is critical for protecting and preserving your home. If you don’t seasonally clean your gutters, it can lead to gutters stuffed with leaves, clogged downspouts and result in expensive home repairs.

Seasonal gutter cleaning is a great way to prevent roof damage and protect your family from water-borne pests.

At Sierra Vista Maintenance, our Full Service Gutter Cleaning starts with the cleaning of loose debris. We then hand scoop the gutters of debris, followed by air-blasting the gutters and downspouts of any remaining debris or particles. Lastly, since we respect your home, we clean up any mess we make.

We recommend scheduling gutter cleaning every year, usually after the last trees have dropped their leaves. However, if you’re like many homeowners in the Sacramento area with lots of trees and foliage, there’s two other ways to help prevent clogged downspouts.

Install Downspout Strainers

Gutter Stick downspout strainer helps prevent downspout clogs.

Downspout strainers, like the Gutter Stick, can helps prevent clogged downspouts in your home.

Installing downspout strainers is another way for you to prevent downspout clogs, especially if you live in the Sacramento area where there are lots of trees.

At Sierra Vista Maintenance, we recommend the Gutter Stick downspout strainer. The Gutter Stick is engineered to keep water flowing even when the gutters are full of debris. They’re an affordable way to keep your downspouts from getting clogged throughout the year between your seasonal gutter cleaning.

Install Gutter Guards

Installing gutter guards, such as the LeafBlaster Pro, can help prevent clogged downspouts.
Installing gutter guards, such as the LeafBlaster Pro, can help prevent clogged downspouts.

If you live in the foothills or along the American River, you may want extra protection for your gutters. Installing gutter guards can help prevent downspouts from getting clogged.

Not all gutter guards are equal. Some gutter guards only keep large leaves and debris out, but aren’t effective in keeping smaller debris out.

At Sierra Vista Maintenance, we recommend the LeafBlaster Pro gutter guards. The LeafBlaster Pro gutter guards shield your gutters from leaves, pine needles and roof sand grit.