How To Stop Gutters From Getting Clogged in Little Rock, AR

How to keep gutters from getting clogged is the most argued about gutter and downspouts topic. An entire industry has been built up around preventing clogged gutters primarily because homeowners did not want to clean their gutters or pay someone to do it properly. Clean Pro Gutter Cleaning recommends that every Little Rock, Ar home have gutters and that there are certain steps you can take to prevent them becoming clogged.

In this article:

  • Why gutters get clogged in the first place
  • What gutter covers and guards claim to do
  • Why regular gutter cleaning is the best way to prevent clogged gutters

Why Do Gutters Get Clogged?

Gutters get clogged in the little rock area because there are a large number of trees that shed leaves, twigs, branches and pollen throughout the year. A home built near trees will have leaves falling into their gutters, guaranteed. There is also debris and sediment from the roof surface that enters the gutters along with the occasional toy or other artificial item that can block them.

Gutters will clog due to the accumulation of this debris if left unchecked. Your roof may also contribute to the clogging because of valleys that trap debris. A roof cleaning may be in order!


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What Gutter Covers and Guards Do (and Don’t Do!)

Gutter covers and guards claim to eliminate gutter cleaning by causing leaves and other debris falling on the roof to be caught on a screen or “sliding over” the top of the gutter in the case of gutter covers. Covers and guards like screens do catch leaves on their surface but this fact almost entirely eliminates the function of the cover.

It does not make sense that if you put up a channel to carry water away safely and then put a cover over it so nothing falls in, that it will actually be able to do the job it was designed for. Screen manufacturers and installers, who get a lot of money for screens and require regular maintenance, claim that rain water will trickle through the holes left open or dribble over the edge while all the debris is kept out.

What happens in practice is that water is totally blocked from entering the gutters and comes cascading over the edge of the gutter like it wasn’t even there. This completely eliminates the benefits to your home of having gutters. 

Gutter covers, screens, and traps require regular maintenance, cleaning, and are easily damaged and pushed into the gutter channels – all things that are costly. This is all on top of the expense of the gutters and downspouts themselves.

Why Regular Gutter Cleaning Is The Best Way To Prevent Clogged Gutters

Covers and screens got started because homeowners did not want to clean their own gutters and did not want to have to pay a professional to do it safely for them. But the best way to keep gutters clean and free flowing is to have a professional gutter cleaner inspect and clean your gutters twice a year.

This prevents the build up of small debris and grit (usually from your roof surface) in your gutters that creates a sticking point for larger debris. The small debris catches larger debris and before you know it the whole gutter is clogged. Regular gutter cleaning, along with roof cleaning, is the best, most affordable way to prevent this problem.

Why Clean Pro Is Your Answer For Gutter Cleaning in Little Rock

Our trained and equipped technicians know all of the ins and outs of gutter and downspouts systems. They know what to look for before problems start and can quickly and safely clean your gutters and prevent clogs from forming.

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We make getting a quote and getting started on your gutter or other project fast, easy, and very affordable. Call 501/251-6728 or get a quote today.

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