It’s an absolute must that your gutters and downspouts are working properly at all times. No matter the season, maintenance is required for vital home components. However, if left unchecked, downspouts can become clogged and can cause water damage. Advantage Seamless Gutters shares three signs that your downspouts are clogged.
1. Standing Water Inside Your Gutters
Depending on the size of your gutters and downspouts, it could take some time before all of the rainwater from a heavy downpour can be drained away from your home. However, if you are noticing that your gutters still have standing water in them, then it is a sign pointing to clogged downspouts. You may also notice that the water is spilling over the gutters’ sides and there’s not enough water coming out of the ends of your downspouts. Make sure to call a professional to help unclog them.
2. Leaks at the Seams
Water isn’t supposed to come out of the seams and joints of your gutters. If it does, then it is an indication of a blockage in your gutters and downspouts. This means that there is no clear path for water runoff to drain properly away from your property.
3. Basement Leaks
As water runoff spills to the sides of your gutters, it accumulates in your landscaping, causing soil saturation. This compromises the stability of the foundation as water finds its way through any cracks. Soon after, your basement may start leaking water, which is a costly problem to fix.
What You Can Do
As a homeowner, the best thing that you can do is call a professional for help with your clogged downspouts. For professional gutter and downspout services, Advantage Seamless Gutters is ready to help you. Call us now at (218) 270-2663 or fill out our contact form for a free estimate. We’re excited to help clients in St. Cloud, MN, and the surrounding communities.