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How to Deal with Clogged Gutters in Massachusetts

How to Deal with Clogged Gutters in MassachusettsLiving in Massachusetts means enjoying beautiful fall colors, refreshing breezes, and gentle rain showers. Unfortunately, all of these elements contribute to a problem which Massachusetts homeowners must address: clogged gutters.

Effects of Clogged Gutters in Massachusetts

When leaves and other debris are blown or washed into your gutters, they can form a clog that is solid enough to block runoff water from flowing toward your downspouts. When this happens, water can spill over the sides of your gutters. Over time, this can cause damage to your fascia boards, landscaping, basement, and foundation.

Cleaning Out Your Gutters in Massachusetts

Most people deal with this problem by cleaning out their gutters two or three times a year so that the debris doesn’t accumulate to the point where it creates clogs. Gutter cleaning usually involves getting up on a ladder and scooping out dirty, slimy muck by hand or with a small spade tool; and either depositing it into a bucket or tossing it onto the ground to be gathered up later. But climbing around on a ladder or roof leaves you susceptible to falls, which can result in painful or serious injuries and/or hefty medical bills.

The alternative is to stand on terra firma and try to vacuum out the debris with a wet-dry vac, or use high-pressure water (via a garden hose with a sprayer attachment) to clean the gutters. But these methods are limited in their effectiveness simply because it can be difficult to see what you’re doing from ground level.

Hiring Gutter Cleaners in Massachusetts

Some homeowners choose to hire a professional to clean out their gutters periodically. These contractors can generally complete the work on most homes within a few hours. But although gutter cleaning services aren’t terribly expensive, they still cost money that you would otherwise spend on something else. And during certain periods of the year (like after heavy storms, for instance), gutter cleaning contractors might be so busy that they cannot service your gutters when you want them to.

Gutter Helmet: The Solution to Clogged Gutters in Massachusetts

There is another solution to the problem of gutter clogs: the Gutter Helmet gutter protection system. Instead of screens or vents which can get clogged themselves, Gutter Helmet consists of a reverse-curve metal cover that repels solid debris while allowing runoff water to adhere to the surface and flow into your gutters. This system is so effective that you won’t have to worry about clogged gutters — or clean your gutters — again!

Gutter Helmet can be installed over your existing gutters by trained professionals who stand behind their work. Then you can enjoy the peace of mind of not having to balance on a ladder to clean your gutters (or pay someone else to do it). If you would like more information on the Gutter Helmet gutter protection system, you can obtain a free, in-home estimate by calling 1-800-975-6666 or filling out the form on the right side of the page.