We often receive questions about the use of wire outlet strainers. These are also known as a downspout strainer in gutters.
For many years, the use of wire outlet strainers have been used as a way of keeping downspouts and downspout elbows clear of debris.
An outlet strainer is a device made of a heavy-duty wire. Outlet strainers prevent leaves and other debris from clogging downspouts and underground drainage.
Most hardware stores and home improvement centers sell wire outlet strainers at a very low cost.
The wire strainer does not need special tools for installation. Before installing a wire outlet strainer, the removal of the downspout and connected elbows may be necessary. Do this to make sure there are no obstructions of leaves or debris. Place the strainer inside the outlet tube that connects the gutter to the downspout of your house gutter system.
A wire outlet strainer is very easy to install. Do this by placing the strainer inside the outlet tube that connects the gutter to the downspout. This requires no fasteners or tools for the installation.
Most often, wire outlet strainers come in either 3″ or 4″ diameter depending on the size of the outlet tube. Constructed from aluminum or steel, the strainer helps prevent clogged downspouts and drainpipes.
The use of wire outlet strainers can help to keep the downspout of the gutter clear of leaves and debris. Clean the home gutter system yearly and many homes two times a year. Many trees planted close to your house means many leaves in the fall. Outlet strainers do not replace regular gutter cleaning.
Only the use of a good quality leaf guard system from Gutter Doc will replace yearly gutter cleaning.