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The most common reason gutters overflow when it rains is because they’re clogged with leaves and other loose debris. But there are also cases when the system is actually clean, but will still overflow. What exactly can cause this and how do you deal with it? The trusted source of high-quality gutter guard systems, Gutter Helmet® of Eastern Shore answers this and more.

Why Clean Gutters Still Overflow

Congestion is not always the reason for overflowing gutters. To pinpoint the exact cause, you’ll need to take into account the density of the rainfall. Gutters can handle gradual but constant downpours with no problems, but a major weather event–maybe not so much. If the rainstorm is serious enough to make rivers of neighborhood streets, then it’s likely that your current gutter system just can’t handle that much runoff. Incorrectly pitched gutters are another possible reason. To ensure they can drain rainwater properly, your system has to be sloped slightly towards the downspouts. Otherwise, water will back up inside and slip over the sides whenever it rains.  

What to Do

This problem is not something a homeowner can DIY, so the best idea is to call a reliable gutter company like Gutter Helmet® of Eastern Shore for the necessary and professional solution. We have the training, skills and experience to handle your gutter needs, ensuring the work will be done in a timely and efficient manner–with zero potential for mistakes. What we can do is:

  • Inspect your current gutters. If they’re not big enough for your home, we may suggest upsizing them to better handle storm runoff.
  • Check the slope of your gutters. Should we find they’re misaligned, we’ll adjust them to the correct pitch to ensure they drain properly.
  • Recommend adding more gutters to roof areas with steeper slopes to prevent overflow.
  • Suggest adding an optional Gutter Helmet® gutter protection system to avoid overflow resulting from congestion, and reduce the need of frequent gutter cleaning.

Call Us Today!

When in need of high-quality gutter guard systems for your home, you need not look any further than Gutter Helmet® of Eastern Shore. With our safe and effective options, we’ll make sure your gutters deliver the superior draining performance you’ve come to expect. Call us today at (866) 333-8150 or fill out this contact form to schedule your consultation. We proudly serve Salisbury, MD, and the surrounding areas.

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