Your CHOA provides the service of removal of leaves from all gutters once a year. However, removal of leaves in downspouts is not provided. The process of cleaning the gutters of leaves is beginning a little earlier than previous years. It takes approximately two months to clean the gutters from all CHOA homes, dependent upon the weather.
Most “gutter problems” are the result of plugged downspouts. The recommendation is to purchase and install “heavy metal” downspout covers, which will greatly assist in preventing gutter problems. The downspout covers can be purchased at any hardware store, Home Depot, Lowes, ACE Hardware, etc.
I wasn’t sure what a gutter cover looked like, so I checked with ACE Hardware, they have an Amerimax Expandable Alum. Mesh Strainer, like the one pictured below.
If you have covers that have worked for you or find a good buy on a cover, please share your information below.