Gutters are vital to keeping your home free from leaks and moisture damage. With the help of downspouts, your gutter system can ensure rainwater is directed into a drainage system. However, there are times when the downspout drain encounters issues.
In this post, Advantage Seamless Gutters shares tips on dealing with a clogged underground downspout drain.
How to Tell if Your Downspout Drain Is Clogged
Clogged underground drains can be easily diagnosed by looking for these signs:
- Pooling water around the downspout connection – This is the most common symptom of a clogged underground drain. Downspouts are connected to the underground drain via an adapter to make the transfer of water more seamless and to keep them from leaking out of your downspout. When the drain is clogged, water from your downspout is rejected by the drain and forced out of the entrance. This causes the water to pool around the connection.
- Overflowing gutters – This happens when water can’t drain properly and has nowhere else to go.
How to Prevent a Clogged Drain
The best way to prevent drain clogs is to keep your gutter system well-maintained. Regular inspections and cleaning will lower the chances of debris buildup, which can clog your underground drain. Better yet, you can install gutter guards to prevent dirt and debris from getting into the gutters. Downspout strainers and filter boxes are also great ways to prevent clogs. Just don’t forget to check them from time to time and throw out the collected debris, especially after a storm or during the rainy season.
Get the best protection for your home by installing seamless gutters today. These gutters are less likely to leak because they have no joints that can be compromised over time. Advantage Seamless Gutters is a professional gutter installation company that can provide you with the services you need. To learn more, call us at (218) 270-2663 or fill out our contact form.