Although we have been talking about gutters in the general sense, today we are going to discuss a certain section of your gutters – the downspouts. Below are four signs that you may have a problem with clogged downspouts.
Water Spilling is a Sign of Clogged Downspouts
Do you see water that’s spilling over your gutters’ edges when it’s raining heavily? If so, you may have a problem with your downspout. The gutters of a home are made to catch the rainfall that’s falling onto the roof so that it can be sent down by way of the downspout. If your downspout’s clogged, the water might be remaining trapped in your gutter, so it overflows over the side.
Water’s Not Draining Through Your Downspout
One of the biggest signs that the downspout has a blockage is that there isn’t any water that’s running through your spout during a rainfall and after it. When the downspout should be draining runoff but it isn’t, there’s an issue.
Flooding in Your Basement Means Clogged Downspouts
The reason that you want to install gutters is so that water’s kept away you’re your home’s basement so that water isn’t seeping into your home. if you are noticing that your basement’s starting to flood while a storm is going on, it could mean that you have a problem with the downspout of your gutter.
Collapsing or Sagging Gutters Signifies Clogged Downspouts
Unless you have an old gutter, seeing it sagging could mean that it’s holding a lot of water. A gutter that is improperly draining because of a blocked downspout could create a lot of wear on the gutter system. If you’re noticing that sections of the gutters start detaching from the roof, it might be a good idea to look at your downspout.
These are four problems that clogged downspouts can cause you. If you are interested in having your gutters cleaned, contact us. We’ll be glad to give you a quote.