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How to prevent gutter downspouts from clogging

You can minimize the risk of clogged downspouts by (1) keeping your gutters clean, (2) using pop rivets instead of galvanized gutter screws for the first elbow, and preferably the second elbow, and 3) if you must use one or more galvanized screws, snip/grind/file off the sharp point of each screw before inserting them to minimize the risk of the sharp point snagging debris.

How to Unclog and Clean Downspouts on Gutters

How to Unclog and Clean Downspouts on Gutters
Here's a  stepwise approach to clogged downspouts.   But remember to clean your gutters frequently and downspout clogs should be much less common.  With the Gutter Viper, you can keep up on the cleaning easily, prevent the clogging . . .